Freezer Finds

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I am trying to make room for some applesauce I am making this weekend so this menu comes to you from the depths of my freezer.  I am making full use of the manufacturer’s websites today as I am at a loss for what to do with some of this stuff.  Hope you enjoy what I came up with...

MONDAY 

Pork Vindaloo

  • 5 tbsp. Penzey’s Vindaloo Seasoning
  • 5 tbsp. water
  • 2 tbsp. oil 
  • 1 1/2 lbs pork, cubed
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 cups potatoes, cubed

Mix Vindaloo Seasoning and 5 tbsp. water; set aside.

Heat oil and brown pork.  Remove, then brown onion.  Put browned pork back in pan and add Vindaloo paste, 1 cup water, vinegar, and salt.  Cook 30 minutes.

Add potatoes and cook until tender, about 45 minutes.

If a very hot dish is desired, add 5 tbsp cayenne pepper to Vindaloo seasoning and water to make paste. Serve over rice if desired.

This recipe is from a Penzey’s Spice catalog.

Stuffed Zucchini - bowl, blender, blackberries, raspberries, refrigerate, unsweetened, white bread, Italian, cooking, ingredients, baking, dinner, tablespoon, cup, measure, heat Stuffed Zucchini

  • 6 medium zucchini
  • 1 1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar or parmesean cheese (2 oz)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Wash zucchini and trim ends; do not peel.  In an 4-6 quart pot, cook whole zucchini in boiling, lightly salted water for 5 minutes; drain and cool slightly.  Cut a lengthwise slice off the top of each zucchini.  Remove pulp with a spoon, leaving about a 1/4 inch shell.  

Chop enough of the pulp to measure 2 cups; place chopped pulp in a medium bowl.  Stir in bread crumbs, egg, 1/4 cup of cheese, onion, parsley, salt, and pepper until well mixed.  Fill zucchini shells with pulp mixture.  Place in a shallow baking pan.  Bake in oven at 350 for 20 minutes.  Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.  Bake for 5-10 minutes more or until golden brown and heated through.

This recipe is from American Baby magazine.

TUESDAY

Sausage Scrambler

Breakfast for Dinner 

Scrambled Eggs

Alfresco Chicken Sausage

Toast

Fresh fruit – bananas and apples

WEDNESDAY

Grilled Steak SaladSteak Salad

I’m going to use this recipe for grilled steak; then just slice it and put it over mixed greens and serve it as a salad. I found a loaf of Panne Provincio Black Bean Salsa Bread in the freezer so I’ll drag that out too.

THURSDAY

 Penne With Hot Sausage

  • 1 package Jennie-O Turkey Store Hot Lean Turkey Sausage 

  • 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta, cooked and drained 

  • 1/3 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil 

  • 1 cup refrigerated light Alfredo pasta sauce, heated 

  • 1/2 cup ripe pitted olives 

  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh Italian parsley

Cook sausage according to package directions. Cut sausages into 1/2-inch slices. Cook penne pasta according to package directions. Drain sun-dried tomatoes; rinse. Add cooked sausage, sauce, olives and sun-dried tomatoes to cooked pasta; toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan and parsley. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
 

This recipe is from Jennie-O Turkey Store.

FRIDAY

One Step Meatless Lasagne

  • 1 can (14 1/2 oz.) diced Italian style tomatoes

  • 1 jar (14 oz.) spaghetti sauce

  • 8 ounces Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Grillers Recipe Crumbles

  • 8 ounces lasagna noodles uncooked

  • 16 ounces fat-free cottage cheese

  • 3/4 cup Mozzarella cheese

  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Combine tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, and  Crumbles in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.

Spread 1/3 of tomato mixture in bottom of 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Arrange 1/2 of the uncooked noodles over the sauce. Spread 1/2 the cottage cheese over the noodles. Top with another 1/3 of the sauce. Repeat using remaining noodles, cottage cheese, and sauce. Cover with aluminum foil.

Bake at 350° F for 50 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Return to oven uncovered for 5 minutes to melt cheese. Let stand for 10 minutes, sprinkle with parsley and serve.

This recipe is from Morningstar Farms.

I will do a little baking this week too.  I have some friends that are Tastefully Simple Consultants, so I will just say that these next recipes taste exactly like are an acceptable substitute for the ‘real thing’.

Beer Bread

  • 1 12 oz bottle beer
  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and flour.  Add beer and continue to mix.  Batter will be sticky.  Pour into a greased loaf pan. Pour melted butter over bread.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes. 

Not Nana’s Apple Cake

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg or mace
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 6 cups peeled, diced tart apples

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients and add to mixture. Stir in apples. Spoon into greased 11 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.

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11 Comments

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11 responses to “Freezer Finds

  1. what a delicious looking week–thanks for the recipes too 🙂

  2. The beer bread sounds wonderful…and who knew it was so easy to mix up when I was paying out the nose for a box at one of those parties. lol! Jokes on me, for sure!
    I’ll be trying it your way!
    Leeann
    niccofive.blogspot.com

  3. Your menu looks great. The stuffed zuchini looks so good. Have to save that one.
    Have a great week.

  4. I need to go through my freezer and do the same thing! The Penne recipe looks wonderful!

    I have moved my MPM posts to one of my newer sites:
    http://raisingahealthyfamily.com/menu-plan-monday-september-24/

    Come visit please.

  5. Yummm! What a great menu. Have a nice week!

  6. xboxwife

    That stuffed zucchini sounds awesome!

    Thanks for sharing! Have fun making your applesauce!

    Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife
    http://xboxwife.blogspot.com/

  7. I love the pictures with your recipes

  8. Silly Sister-in-law

    Your silly sister-in-law would like the freezer recipe for applesauce! You know we are big into freezing items!

  9. Sounds so yummy! I had to do a freezer clean out a while ago, and did an inventory first. I could not believe how much meat I had in there! I think we went for almost a month without buying anything new!

  10. It all sounds really good. At least you found more than just loaves of bread in your freezer!

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