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Freezer Meals

I’m not a big fan of freezing cooked food. I have done it, but most of the time I don’t like the results. There is always extra lasagna but it gets dried out when its thawed and reheated. We have successfully frozen and reheated curries and pasta sauce, but thats about it.

However, Lisa (http://www.frannykatescreativestate.blogspot.com/) introduced me to the idea of freezing raw, but prepared meals. For example, I could make hamburgers, meatballs, marinated chicken etc and then freeze it, so all I have to do it cook it. Now admittedly, making meatballs isn’t that time consuming, but with two kids and after-school activities, there are days when I don’t have time to make anything unless I am super organised (and, as much as I’d like to be, I’m not always …) so the idea of grabbing some marinated chicken out of the freezer appealed to me.

So, here begins the experiment with frozen, raw meals. Today I made this : http://jugglingmum.blogspot.com/2008/07/grilled-roasted-garlic-teriyaki-chicken.html   and froze the results. I’ll see how it goes !

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Menu

Mon – leftovers from Sunday BBQ (roast pork, green salad, strawberry/spinach salad, potato salad, apple crisp)

Tues – Imperial Chicken and leftover salads

Wed – pasta with meatballs and tomato sauce (our own, homegrown, organic, vine ripened tomatoes !)

Thurs – Thai Bangkok Chicken and rice

Fri – homemade hamburgers

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What we eat when there are only 3 …

Pancakes

Nachos

Toasted sandwiches

Sausage in a bun

Crumbed chicken

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Recent Menus

Quiche, Strawberry Salad and Bread

Chinese Honey Chicken, Rice, Stir Fry Vegetables

Asian Pork Loin, Roasted Potatoes, Salad

Spaghetti Bolognaise, garlic bread and salad

Cheesey Tomato and Bacon Rissotto

Butter Chicken, Rice, Vegetables

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf, Warm Potato Salad, Green Salad

Veal, Tomato Pasta Salad, Green Salad with Raspberries

Tandoor Chicken, Greens and Mandarin Salad, leftover pasta salad

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Menu Plan

Here’s the plan for this week (and then the reality) :

Monday – pork sandwiches (yes)

Tuesday – Marinated Chicken, rice and broccoli and green beans (yes)

Wednesday – Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf,  salad (fish and chips in the park)

Thursday – Pasta with meatballs

Friday – Honey Chicken, fried rice

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Meal Plan

Here’s one for this week :

Monday – Apple Pork Tenderloin, roasted potatoes, broccoli and carrots

Tuesday – Fusilli with sausage and tomatoes, garlic bread 

Wednesday – Skillet Chicken Dijon, coleslaw and tomato salad

Thursday – Chicken Lime Avocado Salad

Friday – Sesame Beef, rice and asian salad

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Mon, Tues, Wed (3, 4, 5 March)

Monday – ate out with the kids as a treat

Tuesday – kids had crumbed/breaded chicken, mac’n’cheese, peas, corn and carrots. Pasta with chicken, pesto, cherry tomatoes, broccoli and parmesan

Wednesday – leftovers from Tuesday

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