The first 6 recipes can be found at Stacy Makes Cents. I used chicken tenderloins instead of breasts and did one for each of us in each bag. We aren't big meat eaters. It would be easy to swap out chicken for other types of meat as well. There is no cooking involved in the meal prep and we have loved 4 out of 4 of them that we have already tried.The Hawaiian BBQ Chicken comes from Six Sister's Stuff. They have fantastic recipes! I have tried several of them. We will be serving this dish over rice in our monthly menu.
Baked Ziti is from Amusing Foodie. I half the recipe for our family and use gluten free pasta of course. I also use cottage cheese instead of Ricotta.
That last 3 are family originals. I haven't made them in a long time so I don't have any pictures. They are super quick and easy though.
Ingredients (all to desired quantity):
In a sprayed casserole dish put chicken. Top with corn. Season with salt and pepper. Bake on 350* for 30 minutes or till chicken is done. Enjoy!
For freezer cooking simply toss everything into a bag and freeze.
Beef and Broccoli with Pasta
1 lb cooked hamburger (I will be splitting 3 pounds between the 4 freezer bags that require hamburger)
1/2 bag frozen broccoli
2 T olive oil
garlic to taste
1/2 box of pasta
Toss everything but the pasta into the bag to freeze. Bake at 350* for 30 minutes or till hot. Cook pasta and toss with a bit of olive oil and season with salt and pepper if desired. Toss pasta with the broccoli and beef and serve. Great with parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.
Mermaid Hair Casserole
1 lb cooked hamburger
1/2 bag frozen sliced green beans
1/2 jar spaghetti sauce
Pasta or rice to serve over
Toss the hamburger, beans, and sauce into freezer bags to freeze. Bake at 350* for 30 minutes or heat on the stove top. Serve over rice or pasta. This dish is named for the stringy green hair of the mermaids in Harry Potter.
Our lunch and breakfast meals don't have recipes. We really just wing it on those. Tomorrow we put together the shopping list, see the prices, and take a look at the grand total.
Have any questions? Feel free to ask in the comments or share some of your favorite recipes on a budget.
You can find the rest of the series here.