I thought I'd share some of my favorite freezer cooking recipes. This is a great website that can give you the basics about freezer cooking but I really recommend finding the recipes that your family loves to eat and just making huge batches of them. This recipe for Chicken Cacciatore makes 15 servings, so I freeze it in four containers and have four dinners and a little bit of left overs for lunch the next day.
We had this for dinner last night and it was delicious!
3 cups chicken, cooked and cubed
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups mushrooms, slices
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 15-oz jars of spaghetti sauce
1 can Italian style stewed tomatoes
In a large skillet or stock pot, saute the onion, green pepper, mushrooms, and garlic in olive oil until onion is soft. Stir in chicken, spaghetti sauce and stewed tomatoes. Simmer for 15 minutes. Allow to cool. Package in freezer bags or plastic containers. Label and freezer.
Thaw. Pour into medium saucepan. Simmer until heated through. Serve over wide egg noodles, spaghetti or rice. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired.
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