What’s Cooking Wednesday: Freezer Meals

What’s Cooking Wednesday: Freezer Meals

I have to admit, I think I bit off more than I could chew on this one.  Our freezer is not equipped to handle this many frozen meals, and I’m not even done yet.  But, my brain says “nest” and my fridge says “I cant handle all this raw hamburger”…. sooooo I’m cooking.  Tonight specifically, 5 meatloaves.  Please pray that there is room.  Seriously.  Pray hard.  Man do I miss the stand up chest freezer we had at our last duplex…  Hopefully we can invest in our own very soon!

I LOVE the menu plan that I’m using though and EVERYTHING so far has smelled SOOOOOOO good while I was cooking!  I’m super excited to try them all out! I was really tempted to save some of the spaghetti sauce and use it for a dinner this week, but when I did the grocery shopping for the freezer meals, I also got our regular groceries… so there’s other stuff that needs to be used.  We WILL be eating one of those 5 meatloaves though since I didn’t get enough ground turkey for one of my menu plan recipes.

This is the link to the blog I got the recipe plan from.

http://pregnant.livejournal.com/17071127.html

I currently have 5 bags of spaghetti sauce, 2 bags of lazy lasagna chicken, and 3 baked zitis frozen in our freezer. I’ve been frantically trying to use up other items from our freezer to make room… Just over 7 more weeks (give or take) before baby arrives!  Then I get yummy food with little fuss and a sweet little baby to snuggle!!!! YAY!

I’ll definitely update with a photo of our freezer once I’m done and update again when we try some of the meals!!!  🙂

What’s Cooking Wednesday: Cream of Tomato Soup

What’s Cooking Wednesday: Cream of Tomato Soup

Hey Friends!  Today is my first ever What’s Cooking Wednesday!  I planned on making something a bit more… elaborate…. but to be honest, I’m feeling SUPER pregnant this evening, so I opted for a more simple, but still blog worthy dinner.

Joseph isn’t a huge fan of tomato soup from a can, so every once in a while when I make grilled cheese, I like to spruce up the simplicity of the meal by using a homemade tomato soup recipe.  This one is pretty simple, and doesn’t take a lot of time to make, and it was hubby approved, so the recipe has earned it’s spot in my recipe box.  I’m not sure where I found it, probably Pinterest, but I wrote it on a recipe card a while back and didn’t put the source on it.  I may have it pinned on my recipe board.  If I find it, I’ll add the link later!

This recipe called for:

1 large can of stewed tomatoes (I used diced)

1/2 cup finely diced onions

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

2 tbsp butter

2 tbsp flour

1 1/2 cups milk

Directions:

Combine tomatoes, onions, sugar salt and pepper in a large sauce pan.  Simmer for 10 minutes over low heat.

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In a small saucepan, melt butter, add flour and stir in milk.  Stir constantly until thickened.

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Slowly add milk and flour mixture into tomatoes, stirring constantly.  Heat through

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My recipe left it at that, but I’m thinking that I may have missed a step when writing the recipe down, since it’s called Cream of Tomato Soup… So I used a ladle and put the contents of the pan into the blender and made a puree.

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Here’s the finished product, complete with grilled cheese sandwich.  Joseph and Junebug both enjoyed dinner, so I call it a win!

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