Wednesday, January 16, 2013

January Freezer Meal Exchange

This month we had a small exchange do to the holidays but the meals were still so yummy. 

Pizza Soup
Ham balls with pineapple- no recipe
Italian Meatballs with sauce- secret family recipe
Curry chicken- see below
Pizza Casserole- see below
Chicken Broccoli Alfredo- see below

This month I made hubby favorite meal Chicken Curry. The recipe comes from Fix, Freeze Feast. The original recipe makes enough for three meals but I decreased it down to eight servings. 

Chicken Curry

2 lbs boneless, skinless, chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces.
1/2 C of light butter
1 C chopped onions
1/8 C curry powder
1 tsp of ginger, powder
9 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp chicken bouillon powder
1 tsp table salt
1/2 C all purpose flour
2 C water
2 C fat free milk
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1. Rinse and trim chicken. Cut into bite sized pieces and cook thoroughly. Remove from heat and cool. Place chicken in a gallon sized freezer bag. 
2.While chicken cools, melt butter, add onions, and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
3.Add curry powder, ginger, garlic, sugar, bouillon, and salt; cook, stirring for 2 minutes.
4.Add flour and cook, stirring, 2 minutes longer, mixture will be a thick paste. Gradually add the water and milk; cook; stirring constantly until the sauce has thickened. Whisk to make a smooth sauce. Add lemon juice only after sauce has thickened.
5. Cool sauce. Divide cooled sauce evenly over the chicken. Seal bag and freeze.
To serve: remove bag from freezer and place bag in fridge overnight. Heat curry on the stove top; be sure not to boil. If the curry is too thick you can thin it out with milk. Serve with rice or noodles. Makes 8-1 cup servings. 

Other recipes:

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo (I LOVED this recipe. I've added it to our rotation on meals.)

1 ½ pounds chicken breasts
1 pound broccoli florets
2 (16 oz) jars Alfredo sauce (I use light)
1 large sweet pepper, chopped

1.Place all ingredients in a resalable gallon-sized freezer bag and mix together.
To serve: remove bag from freezer and place bag in fridge overnight. Cook on LOW in the crock pot for 4-6 hours. 
3. Serve with noodles.

Pizza Casserole

1 box Linguine cooked according to package, drained
1 26oz jar of your favorite Spaghetti Sauce
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
Your favorite pizza toppings. I usually use pepperoni
Italian seasoning.

Preheat oven 400
Put cooked Linguine in 13x9 pan. Top with the sauce, mozzarella cheese, Italian seasoning and then put on your favorite toppings. Cook 20-25 minutes until cheese is melted and browned a little.

I'm always on the look out for new recipes. Do you have a go to freezer meal?

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