Friday, September 10, 2010

Frugal Fridays: Freezer Meals

I made some freezer meals on Labor Day. It was a great time and now we have some dinners and lunches for the next month or so. I'll attach some recipes that are sooo.....yummy.

Meatballs
1 lb. Ground Beef
3/4 C. Bread Crumbs
2 T. Mustard
2 eggs
Garlic Salt
1 Cheese Stick cut into 1/8 inch chunks

Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, eggs, mustard, and garlic salt in a bowl. Take about 2 T. balls of meat mixture make flat and add cheese in the middle and roll the rest of the meat around the cheese. Place on a grease, foil liner cookie sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for about 12 minutes.

Freeze in small quantities in freezer bags or containers.

Egg Rolls
1 pkg. Ground Beef
1 Cabbage, chopped finely
2 Carrots, shredded
3 celery stocks, chopped
Soy Sauce
Vegetable Oil
1 pkg. Wonton Wrappers

Brown the ground beef in a large wok or skillet. Chop all the vegetables. Remove the beef and add the vegetables (you may need to add a little bit of oil). Saute vegetables until tender. Add meat to vegetables. Add soy sauce for flavor. Heat up oil. Wrap meat mixture into wonton wrappers. Fry in hot oil.

Freeze in small freezer bags or containers. I usually put them about 6 to a bag.

Homemade Chicken Noodle
1 Whole Fryer Chicken
3 Carrots, chopped
4 Celery Stocks, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
Homemade Egg Noodles

Place fryer chicken in simmering water until cooked throughly. After chicken is cooked, remove from water and place on a plate to cool. Meanwhile, place chopped vegetables in chicken stock. Boil until tender. Shred the chicken, discard the bones. Add the chicken to the stock. Make egg noodles and add to the stock. Simmer for about 10 minutes.

Freeze in small freezer bags or containers.


Egg Noodle Recipe
2 eggs
1 c. Flour

Mix flour and eggs in bowl together. Roll out on a floured surface. Cut with a pizza cutter.



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2 comments:

  1. Fantastic recipes..can't wait to try them all. Question on the egg noodle..if I was going to cook those right away, do they need to try out some? I have a homemade noodle recipe that I LOVE..but they need to sit out for 24 hours. Sometimes I don't plan ahead..but the craving is still there..lol.

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  2. Kim, you can just throw them right into the simmering stock. They cook very quickly.

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