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Friday, January 18, 2013

Fugal Freezer Cooking Friday: Winter Cooking Session 2013

My SIL is having major surgery in about 2 weeks, and I want to make her a few meals so her family won't have to think about dinner the first few days. Plus my freezer stash is down to a few meals from my major cooking session in June, so it is time for another Batch Cooking Session! 

Last session I made a CRAZY amount of food plus the kind folks at my church brought me meals for a few weeks, & it has thankfully, lasted me a fairly long time. 
 As is the normal, I am going to be making these meals in sessions according to protein type so as to avoid any cross-contamination plus make is easier with the little ones running around! I will attempt to make these in 3 days time max each protein group, the
BSCB will take the longest since each chicken has to be pounded thin and dredged then fried. I really like the way these types of meals turned out; with partially cooking, then freezing, and finishing in the oven the texture and taste don't suffer at all. Honestly it was just as fresh as it was 6 months ago when I made it as it was last week when I had one of the dishes prepared this way!

I will make Italian Wedding Soup w/Homemade Artisan Bread, Chicken Scampi, Chicken Lasagna, Cabbage Rolls, & Breakfast Burritos for my sister in law as she will have 6 weeks recovery. Her hubby is amazing he cooks, cleans, and fixes everything! He even finishes home projects, is great with money, can cook a turkey, Does WINDOWS, washes clothes, dishes, floors, build a deck, does auto-body repair... the only thing I think he can't do is fly!... EVEN so everyone needs a little help every now and then so I thought I would make dishes the whole family would love and give him a break with cooking so he can concentrate on giving my SIL much needed TLC!

I. Ground Beef:
  • Shepherd's Pie X 3 {3-Lbs Gr. Beef}
  • Meatballs X 3 {Swedish Meatballs, Sweet & Sour W/Home made Chili Sauce, Spaghetti Sauce- More Ideas} 6 Lb Gr. Beef Used}
  • Italian Wedding Soup Meatballs (Smaller Meatballs w/Pecorino Romano Cheeses)X 4
  • Taco Seasoned Meat X 3 {3-Lbs Gr. Beef}
  • Cabbage Rolls X 4 {3-Lbs Gr. Beef}
  • Onion & Garlic Seasoned Gr. Beef Packets X 3 (1-Lb Each)
  • Hamburger/Salisbury "Steak" Patties  {2- Lbs Beef}

Shopping List: 24-28 Lbs Gr. Beef/Turkey, 4 C-Panko Bread Crumbs, 4- Onions, EVOO, 1 head Garlic, Worcestershire Sauce,  Black Peppercorns, Garlic & Onion Powder, 16 oz Button Mushrooms,  2 boxes Beef Stock, 16 oz-Sweet Corn, 16 oz- Green Beans, 5 Lbs Potatoes, Pecorino Romano, Parmigiano-Reggiano, 3 Head Cabbage, 48 oz Tomato Sauce, Lemon Juice, Brown Sugar, Rice, Butter, Milk, Paprika, Parsley, 

II. B.S. Chicken Breasts

Shopping List: 21-24 Lbs BSCB, 16-oz Capers, 4 Lemons, 4 Containers Panko Bread Crumbs, Parsley, Parmigiano-Reggiano, 2 Lbs- Clarified Butter, Lg Bottle Lambrusco White Wine, 16 oz- Feta Cheese, 2 Blocks Neufchatel cream cheese, 2 lbs Frozen Spinach, 16 oz Artichoke Hearts, 2 Boxes Chicken Stock, Balsamic Glaze, 56 Oz Button Mushrooms, 5 Onions, EVOO, 2 Head Garlic, Basil, Dried Ground Sage, 12 Oz Sundried Tomatoes, 

III. Cooked Whole Chickens
Chicken Pot Pie Filling 
Spicy Chicken Mushroom Alfredo
White Chicken Lasagna (X 2)
Italian Wedding Soup (X4)
Chicken Marsala    
2 Gallons Chicken Stock

Shopping List: 2- 4Lb Chicken Roasters, 2 Lbs Frozen Sweet Corn, 2- oz Peas, 32 Oz Button Mushrooms, 2 Pt Whipping Cream, 3 Onions, 2 Head Garlic, Celery, 1 Lb Carrots, 2 Boxes of Chicken Stock, Sweet Marsala Wine, Lasagna Noodles, 1 T-Tomato Paste 16 oz-Ricotta Cheese,  Mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese,  1/2 Lb Bacon, 2 Lemons, 16 oz Escarole,  16 Acini Di Pepe.

  • Beef Roast with Mushroom Onion Gravy (X 3 with Round #2 Recipes in mind like: Beefy Mushroom & Barley Soup)
  • Beefy Tomato Sauce (Froze Seasoned in Italian Herbs, then cooked with 3 Lbs of Tomato Puree, T br. Sugar, S & P, baking Soda, Parmigiano-Regiano Cheese, Sauteed Onions, Mushrooms, and Garlic) X 3
  • Mexican Beef Roast (X3)
  • Creole-Asian Beef Tips (X3)

All of these meals will require minimal prep, mix seasonings with stock and dump into freezer bags. Then on cooking day I will take thawed meats and dry well w/paper towel and sear in very HOT pan. Finish cooking in the crock pot with new sauce or I will take drained marinade and boil on the stove top for 20 min then add to crock along with meat.
Shopping List: 24 Lbs Top Round Beef Roast, 4 Boxes Beef Stock, Parsley, Basil, Oregano, Teriyaki Sauce, 1 jar Pepperoncini Peppers, Ginger, Garlic & Onion Powder, Cumin, Adobo Seasoning, Ground Dried Chipotle Pepper, 

Breakfast Burritos X 40

Shopping List: Dozen Eggs, 3 C Sharp Cheddar, 1 Lb Bulk Sage & 1 LB Spicy Sausage,  16-24 Oz Bag O'Brien Diced Hash Brown Potatoes, 40 Flour Tortillas

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