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Freezer Friendly/Make Ahead

Freezer Friendly/Make Ahead
julie said... 1 Have been planning to make a freezer full of oven meals for my grandparents and came across your blog. Thanks! I have a quick question-I want to make these in foil pans so it will be easy for them to pop into the oven. How do you avoid freezer burn? Is there a trick I don't know about? June 22, 2011 at 1:49 PM Joelen said... 2 Hi Julie! June 22, 2011 at 1:58 PM Say It With Destiny! I'm excited to discover your blog! June 23, 2011 at 9:39 AM Joelen said... 4 Say it with Destiny - thanks for finding me! June 23, 2011 at 10:29 AM Heather said... 5 What fantastic list! June 25, 2011 at 2:42 AM Megs Stapleton said... 6 After an open request for easy make ahead freezer meals, my friend suggested your blog - And I am glad that she did! June 27, 2011 at 5:48 PM The Matthews' Family said... 7 So thankful for this! July 3, 2011 at 5:08 PM amycornwell said... 8 Awesome, thank you so much! July 4, 2011 at 11:54 AM Mandy said... 9 Hi! July 8, 2011 at 12:28 PM Anna said... 10 Great list! Wow!

White chicken chili By Mayo Clinic Staff Dietitian's tip: To add more variety in flavor, color and texture, add several different beans, including kidney, garbanzo or black beans, or add more chopped vegetables, such as carrots and celery. Number of servings Serves 8 Ingredients 1 can (10 ounces) white chunk chicken 3 cups cooked white beans 1 can (14.5 ounces) low-sodium diced tomatoes 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 medium onion, chopped 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped 1 medium red pepper, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano Cayenne pepper, to taste 6 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 6 ounces low-fat baked tortilla chips (about 65 chips) Directions In a large soup pot, add the chicken, beans, tomatoes and chicken broth. Meanwhile, spray a nonstick frying pan with cooking spray. Add the onion and pepper mixture to the soup pot. Ladle into warmed bowls. Serving size :About 1.5 cups

Not Eating Out in New York Once A Month Cooking | Freezer Cooking | Once A Month Mom Pull Apart Lemon Coffee Cake The title says "cake" but I really feel that "bread" better describes what this is. Sweet yeasty dough cut and slathered with butter and lemon infused sugar is baked and then spread with lemon cream cheese icing. Once its iced you can just peel the slices off, no need to cut (who has time to find a knife anyways??) When I think coffee cake I think dense, moist, and sweet.. this is more soft, lemony, and sweet-ish. However, it really doesn't matter what you call it, its not going to be around for long after you make it. I found the recipe at 17 and Baking and I knew that I *had* to make it for brunch. The dough is a bit sticky so having a stand mixer helps form it without getting it all over your hands. It also helps to have a ruler as a guide for cutting the strips of dough before stacking them and cutting again. This made the house smell amazing..bread baking + lemon sugar mmm. The loaf gets spread with lemon cream cheese icing while its still warm. ...its hard to stop. Make the dough:

Lunch in a Box: Building a Better Bento *Simply Scratch* Cruft: Lasagna Cupcakes When Intelligentsia Coffee opened in Pasadena recently, I was intrigued the lasagna cupcakes they served. The cupcakes are made by Heirloom LA, a catering business. About the size of a muffin, a single lasagna cupcake was a delicious meal. After seeing how much my daughter enjoyed them (she ate my entire cupcake and I had to order a second one), I decided I had to try making them at home. After a bit of research, here is my method. The ingredients are fairly simple. Spray or wipe the cupcake tin with olive oil for prevent sticking and add a little flavor. Once you filled in the first layer, gently press another wrapper in, forming another cup. Once you've placed the second wrapper, repeat the filling as you see fit. A bit of Mozzarella cheese on top of it all. I baked them for 20 minutes at 375° F and then come out perfectly browned. If you remembered to use olive oil, they should slide out easily with top crispy and the wrapper moist and tender. The small cupcake size works well for us.