Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Freezer Meals: The Menu

With a new foodie in the family, we anticipate many sleepless nights and experiencing exhaustion at a whole new level... so meals made in advance will definitely help us out. In fact, the entire day and night prior to going into labor, I was in my kitchen preparing meals for our freezer. I still have a few dishes to prepare but a majority has already been done...

Here's a list of the make ahead and freezer recipes I've prepared, with maybe a few more to add in later this week. All the meals are either crockpot/slow cooker, baked to finish in the oven, reheated in the micro or oven, finished on the stovetop within 20 min or less, or grilled to finish. As much as it looks like a lot of food in terms of variety, I made quantities enough for 2-4ish so there will be some leftovers for lunch. Oh, and because we know there will be a flood of people visiting, I made sure there was plenty of food to feed company too - lol. I know, I'm crazy.

Stay tuned as I'll be posting recipes and pictures for these dishes as we enjoy them starting next week!

Four Cheese & Mushroom Manicotti
Italian Sausage & Mushroom Manicotti
Italian Sausage & Mushroom Lasagna
Chicken Pesto Alfredo Lasagna
Skillet Lasagna
Southwest Chicken Stuffed Shells
Pesto Chicken Stuffed Shells
Creamy Macaroni & Cheese
Buffalo Chicken Macaroni & Cheese
Chili Macaroni
Pasta Milano

Thai Beef Stir Fry
Mongolian Beef Stir Fry
Herb Crusted Chuck Roast
Beer Braised Beef & Onions
Italian Beef Sandwiches w/Au Jus
BBQ Pot Roast
Stuffed Peppers
Cheesy Italian Meatballs
Beef Empanadas

Chile Rubbed Pork Spareribs
Thai Rubbed Pork Spareribs
Chili Peach & Lime Pork Country Ribs
Breaded Pork Cutlets (Pork Schnitzel)
Mustard Herb-Crusted Pork Roast
Smothered Pork Chops
Pork Adobo

Oven Fried Chicken
Roast Chicken with Spring Vegetables, Lemon & Capers
Chicken Canzanese
Moroccan Chicken
Lemon & Oregano Roast Chicken
Mango Jerk Chicken
Roman Style Chicken
Cornflake Chicken Tenders
Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf
Cilantro Lime Chicken
Honey BBQ Chicken Thighs
Sun Dried Tomato, Spinach & Chevre Stuffed Chicken
Chicken & Stuffing Casserole

Baked Shrimp Scampi
Chesapeake Bay Mahi Mah
Salmon with Citrus Glaze
Asian Grilled Salmon
Cilantro Lime Salmon

Beef & Lentil Soup
Beef Barley & Vegetable Soup
Cincinnati Skyline Chili
Italian Meat Sauce

Twice Baked Potatoes
Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges
Home Fries
Honey Butter Corn Cobbettes
Fried Rice
Lemony Dill Rice
Herbed Brown Rice

Blueberry Muffins
Summer Peach Muffins
Southwestern Breakfast Burritos
Cinnamon Rolls
Apple Cinnamon Rolls
Quick Cheese Bread
Cheesy Herb Beer Bread
Almost No Knead Bread