It is not IMPOSSIBLE , I did it !
I have been lurking at this forum for a few weeks trying to figure out if this would fit into my schedule. I kept telling myself that this would be impossible, but you know what? it was very easy and quick. I managed to make 12 meals in about 3 hours last night. the question still remains if it will cook up and taste good now...hahaha
I made a weeks worth of meals with some to spare. I am so excited I have to tell someone what I did.
For breakfast's, I made a batch of homemade biscuits and cut them out and layed them on a cookie sheet and froze them and then divided them into ziplocks and put them back into the freezer.
I cooked a beef roast and divided it into 2 meals. I shredded it and made beef tamales with 1/2 of it and made a beef stew with the other 1/2.
I then cooked some hamburger meat up and made some taco meat and chili. I pattied the rest up and stuck them in ziplock bags for a quick hamburger.
I then boiled some chicken and made some chicken tamales, a mexican chicken cassarole, and a chicken and dressing dish. I then took the leftover chicken that wasnt boiled and cubed it and cooked it in the skillet with a little butter and cavenders greek seasoning and we have grilled chicken for salads tonight. The cavenders greek seasoning gives it a wonderful flavor. I also made up some "additives" to add to mashed potatoes. I was looking at those fancy potatoes that my family loves and read the ingredients on the box... Would you believe I had those ingredients at home. Their favorite is butter and herb, So i took a snack size ziplock and added all the ingredients and now they have the seasoning pack to add to the instant potatoes. ( hint: parsley flakes, salt, onion powder, and a touch of garlic powder)
This cost a total of 35.00 and the family has an easy week for cooking. ( i am having a minor outpatient surgical procedure this afternoon, so I will be recovering and not in the kitchen)
So my menu this week consists of:
chicken and dressing
biscuits and gravy
sausage and biscuits
chicken tamales with refried beans
left over chili for frito chili pies
mexican chicken cassarole
anyway, I just wanted to say, it can be done and all it takes is a little planning and kitchen all to yourself. I am curious as to how this stuff will taste once cooked after being frozen, but if it tastes great you can BET that this will be a weekly or monthly project for me. I am hooked already. I can not believe that it only took me about 3 hours and my freezer is packed. YIPEEE! thanks guys for the tips and suggestions that I have found on this forum.