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Archive for October 14th, 2019

Freezer Staples

Posted by terrepruitt on October 14, 2019

Not too long ago I claimed to cheat at dinner in my post about how I sometimes use a prepared meal or frozen entree (sometimes I actually use a side) to make up a portion of a meal. I am sure we all do it, right? Well, if not, I know I am not unique in doing it and it is nothing new. I was curious as to what you might have in your freezer as a staple. Here is what I like to have in my freezer:

a lasagna
Annie’s pasta bowl
Annie’s enchilada meal

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I don’t have ALL of these items in my freezer at the same time, but hopefully I have one or two. With the lasagna sometimes I have a larger size and we actually eat it as our entree, but sometimes I just have a single serving and just use it to complete the meal either adding it to meat or sometimes pasta. The same with the pasta bowl. I might add meat to it or additional pasta or use it as a side to an entree. With the enchiladas there are two and we each get one and I add meat or veggies to make two meals. The sausages sometimes get eaten as an entree or I add it to potatoes and/or eggs, or pasta or put it on a tortilla and call it a pizza. It just depends.

The meatballs are sometimes the entree. Sometimes I add them to pastas, sometimes I put it on a tortilla and call it a pizza, it all depends. But I really like have a bag of them in the freezer. As I said, though, the last bag disappointed me. It was the same brand but the meat and the spices were different and they actually caused such a fuss in my oven that it shutdown. They are greasy and caused a lot of smoke.

The quiche is usually used as the entree and we can have it two nights. It is yummy and bakes up rather fast.

I can’t think of what else I like to have on hand to help with dinner, but I am sure I am forgetting something.

What about you? What do you have in your freezer that is a staple?

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