Sunday, May 13, 2007

Help Me Fill My Freezer

Happy Mother's Day to all of you ladies! I hope you had a wonderful day with your families.

This weekend I acquired a large freezer, and so far all that's in it is about 15 containers of strawberry jam. I know the jam will soon be joined by some chicken and ground beef, but I'd like some ideas from you guys please. Tell me, (you can post anonymously if you'd like) what are your top 5 favorite things you MUST keep in your freezer? Frozen raviolis? Extra loaves of bread? 5-gallon tubs of ice cream???

I kept my menu this week on the simple side, because I plan to test out some new recipes for tasty baked goods. Also, Tuesday's and Saturday's meals don't have an official recipe yet. I'll write them down as I make them and then post the recipes later!


Amanda said...

I am not a freezer person--it's usually empty! But my new favorite freezer food is Tyson's Buffalo Style Popcorn Chicken Bites. They are all white meat--not pressed miscellaneous mystery meat?! I bake them in the oven for 20 minutes(longer than the package says)and serve warm over a big plate of green salad with ranch dressing. So good and quick!

Brielle said...

Once a month I make a huge batch of meatballs. I use about 4 pounds of ground beef and it makes 4 or 5 dozen meatballs. Then when they are all cooled I put about 10 or so in little plastic bags and freeze them. It's great because if we want spaghetti and meatballs or sweet and sour meatballs or whatever we just pull out a little baggy and throw them in the pan.

Anonymous said...

My 5 favorite things are
-bread, bagels, buns
-cheese, sliced & brick
-meats of all kinds
-jam, fruit
-otter pops (summertime)

-Robyn K

Andy & Gavan said...

Amanda - I'm going to have to check out those chicken bites. Mercer is a recent convert to chicken nuggets, but I can't bring myself to even nibble them. Maybe the ones you use will be a nice compromise for us!

Brielle - I love your meatball idea! Can you send me YOUR meatball recipe?

Robyn - I think technically that's 8 favorite items on your list, but I'll take it! Gotta love those otter pops!