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by , 06-06-2012 at 09:52 AM (600 Views)
Ok, maybe not OMAC for me but at least I am getting a few meals prepared for the busy days in which I am working crazy hours+
. Over the past couple of days when I have a moment I have been cooking and mixing things up for the freezer. I don't have time to do a whole months of cooking in one day so I have been taking an hour or two here and there to get things done. So far I have in the freezer:

(1) 4 packs of all purpose beef mix All Purpose Ground Meat Mix Recipe - - 31008 ( this is to make spaghetti sauce, sloppy joe's, hamburger helper, tacos, chili, etc...

(2) 1 pack of Hubby-Will-Inhale-Them Meatballs Hubby-Will-Inhale-Them Meatballs Recipe - - 87537 I am going to make gravy, mashed potato, and veggies to go with these for a dinner.

(3) 2 freezer bags of meatloaf mix, ( Easy Meatloaf )Easy Meatloaf Recipe - I put these flat in a couple of freezer bags raw...when I am ready to make up a meatloaf I will thaw it first then shape into a loaf put in a bread pan or muffin tins and bake. I am using a different amount of sauce and will mix the sauce in a bowl quickly to go on top when I am preparing to bake them which is 2/3 cup catsup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard

Considering the amount of time I spend working I am very happy with what I have accomplished so far. Right now I am getting ready to bake and freeze Super Easy Ultimate Banana BreadSuper Easy Ultimate Banana Bread Recipe - - 291402

I am also hoping to be able to do up some hamburger patties to freeze today I will type the recipe as it is not online but in "Once-A-Month Cooking" by Mimi Wilson and Mary Beth Lagerborg, a cookbook in which I picked up way back.

Playoff Burgers

2 pounds lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped,
1 tablespoon steak sauce
1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese ( I am using mozzarella)
Salt and pepper to taste
6 whole wheat buns.

Salt and pepper ground beef to taste and mix with chopped onion and A-1 sauce. Make 12 thin patties. Sprinkle cheese over 6 of these, then top with remaining 6 patties and press edges together. Wrap each patty in waxed paper and seal them in a 1-gallon freezer bag. Label the bag and freeze. Freeze the package of whole wheat buns.

To prepare for serving, thaw patties and place on the rack of a broiler pan. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat for a total of 12 to 14 minutes or until done, turning once. Serve on thawed whole wheat buns, split and toasted.

these are also great on the grill or for camping trips

Makes 6 servings.

Well I am off to make up the banana breads...Happy Wednesday To All

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