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Posted on 21 April 2012 by noelskitchen

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Noel’s Kitchen Tips Ebook Package Special

Posted on 21 April 2012 by noelskitchen

Purchase A Busy Mom’s Guide To Family Meal Planning Ecookbook and receive a copy of Make-Ahead Cooking for Busy Moms: Cook It, Freeze It! Ebook Volume One: Beef Recipes FREE!  You’ll receive both for one great package deal!

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Noel's Kitchen Tips Ebook Package Special

Posted on 21 April 2012 by noelskitchen

Purchase A Busy Mom’s Guide To Family Meal Planning Ecookbook and receive a copy of Make-Ahead Cooking for Busy Moms: Cook It, Freeze It! Ebook Volume One: Beef Recipes FREE!  You’ll receive both for one great package deal!

Don’t miss out on this fabulous deal!

$9.99

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Homecooked Meals For The Freezer: Ziploc® Perfect Portions™ Bags

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Homecooked Meals For The Freezer: Ziploc® Perfect Portions™ Bags

Posted on 14 April 2012 by noelskitchen

In just three quick steps, bulk food items, such as raw chicken, can be individually wrapped and frozen so that they are ready for a later date. 

Ziploc containers and freezer bags are used quite often when I prepare Homecooked Meals For The Freezer. I use the containers for storing leftovers or beans for the freezer, snack bags for lunch items such as grapes or crackers, homemade oatmeal packets for breakfast, and even use the gallon bags to marinate meats in the fridge before they are cooked.  I’ve recently added Ziploc’s new Perfect Portions Bags to my pantry drawer.

When it comes to splitting up portions for meal planning, the Ziploc Perfect Portions allow you to pick up raw meat like chicken or stew meat without having to directly hold it. You simply put your hand in the Perfect Portions bag, pick up the meat and then turn it inside out to place in a larger freezer bag, never having to directly touch the raw meat.

When I’m making meals ahead, like my seasoned ground beef for taco night,  I simply brown the meat, season it with taco seasoning and cook it.  I make a large sized batch (usually 5 to 10 lbs.), let it cool, then divide into portions my family would normally eat, allowing for leftovers depending on the meal. I like to have extra servings on the side that don’t go into a meal in case I decide to make something different with the meat. I can add the taco meat t0 the Ziploc Perfect Portions Bags and freeze. When I’m ready to use, all  I have to do is thaw out a bag in the refrigerator the night or morning before. Easy Peasey.

Watch Rachael Ray’s Perfect Portions™ and discover why she claims, “it’s a new fave!”

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Quick Freezer Meals: Bean and Cheese Burritos

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Quick Freezer Meals: Bean and Cheese Burritos

Posted on 12 April 2012 by noelskitchen

This is a great recipe because it keeps things simple, inexpensive and freezes well. You can add a variety of ingredients to change up the recipe any way you want depending on the ingredients you have on hand in your pantry, fridge or freezer. Below is my simple recipe with some ideas for changes.

If you find that ground beef is not on sale, you could use ground turkey, shredded beef or shredded chicken.

Frozen Burritos are another homecooked meal idea  from the freezer and something that I make a lot of and always try to make sure I have a zip-loc freezer bag of them in the freezer. They are one of the first items to disappear from our freezer each month. In fact, last night when I attempted to make some, a few of them disappeared quickly. I use burrito size tortillas, cooked pintos, taco meat, and grated cheese. Super easy!

Bean and Cheese Burritos

 

Makes: 30 burritos

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups taco meat
  • 4 cups pinto beans
  • shredded cheese
  • burrito size tortillas (I usually buy them at Costco)

Directions: 

Mix taco meat and beans together in a large bowl for filling.

Spread about 1/4 cup of filling  onto tortilla and top with cheese, fold up sides and roll up.  


Tip:  If tortillas are dry and not bending well, heat in microwave for about 10 seconds to soften them up. 

(optional step:)  Top with a little cheese and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes.
Frozen Tortillas: I don’t recommend thawing, that makes them soggy, just cook in aluminum foil for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Garnish with your favorite toppings if you choose like: sour cream, diced tomatoes, black olives, jalapeno slices, green onions, guacamole, salsa, hot sauce , taco sauce (recipe coming soon), or anything you like!

Some changes you could make:

  • use no meat at all
  • use refried or black beans
  • add cooked onions and peppers for more of a “fajita” style burrito
  • omit spices
  • use green salsa
  • add brown or white rice

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