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    * Pamela *
    Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:13 am
    Food.com Groupie
    ***This thread is for OAMC (Once A Month Cooking) plans***
    ~~Please post comments in another thread (click NEW TOPIC button on the top right) so we can keep this one as a reference. Feel free to add your own sample plans here~~ icon_biggrin.gif




    Helpful Tips before you begin:

    icon_idea.gif Read ALL instructions carefully. It's handy to Print out your recipes and read them over. Copy and paste the menu plan to Word and print it if it makes it easier to follow.

    icon_idea.gif The plans I have put together are for 12 recipes. If you double the plan it makes enough for 24 meals, or 6 meals a week for 4 weeks. I can't handle eating the same thing in the same month icon_redface.gif icon_lol.gif so I wouldn't double up a plan, but this may help someone with planning for a month. icon_wink.gif

    icon_idea.gif A tip from Annie H Make sure to wear comfy shoes for this, and take a lunch break, and take occasional breaks to rest and relieve stress.

    icon_idea.gif start with a clean fridge and counter top. Starting with an empty dishwasher or a sink full of hot soapy water helps to make cleanup easier too. Clean and wipe as you go so that at the end of the day you don't have a huge undertaking.

    icon_idea.gif A tip from Annie H Keep in mind that you want things to freeze as flat as possible so they thaw as evenly and as quickly as possible. I like to freeze bags placed flat on a cookie sheet. Don't stack them too high until they are frozen, as they don't freeze very quickly and some can pop open. When things are frozen, you can stack them on their sides to save as much space as possible. Remove as much air from the bags as possible.

    icon_idea.gif Label, Label, Label! Invest in a good "sharpie" pen and hide it from the kids and DH so you will know where it is. icon_lol.gif Sometimes it is hard to tell what it is once it is frozen. I also date everything too. It will help you to rotate your stock.

    icon_idea.gif One thing that helps me is writing in pencil all the meals on a day on my calender. This does 3 things:
    1. It reminds me what I have in the freezer.
    2. I know what to pull out to defrost the night before
    3. It prevents me from eating out because I know I have something on the menu at home.
    Alternatively, you could keep a running list on your fridge/freezer and check off items as you use them.

    icon_idea.gif A tip from Annie H A handy way to do casseroles if you are short on dishes, is to line a casserole dish with heavey plastic wrap, fill the dish, fold the plastic wrap over your food, freeze, then run the bottom under hot water to release the food. When you're ready to cook it, grease your pan, unwrap your food, and thaw in the frige. I wouldn't trust a glass pan in a hot oven with frozen food in it.

    icon_idea.gif Lastly, have a simple meal ready for the day you do your big shop and cooking day. Pizza, chicken fingers and fries, etc. I always find it hard to eat the meals I have made on the day that they are made icon_lol.gif You may even want to reward yourself with dinner out! You worked hard icon_biggrin.gif


    Last edited by * Pamela * on Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:06 pm, edited 5 times in total
    * Pamela *
    Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:13 am
    Food.com Groupie


    On the Menu:
    *Freezer Microwave Rice
    *Asian Pork Tenderloin
    *Pizza Bagel Bites (oamc)
    *Easy Lasagna Rolls
    *Crockpot Cola Barbecue Pork Roast
    *Breakfast Bagel Sandwiches (Oamc)
    *Vicki's Gourmet Potatoes
    *Chicken Thighs With Lime and Honey (oamc)
    *Make-Ahead Chimichangas
    *Lil' Cheddar Meat Loaves
    *Perogy Lasagne (OAMC)
    *Crockpot Honey Ham (OAMC)


    INSTRUCTIONS:

    icon_arrow.gif Read everything before you go start, even the recipes!
    icon_arrow.gif Add each recipe to your Shopping List. Look over the Grocery List and check your own pantry for anything you might already have. Clean out the fridge too. It will help you to take inventory of what's inside and give you a place for all those groceries!
    icon_arrow.gif Check off items on your shopping list.
    icon_arrow.gif Print updated list. Go shopping!!
    icon_arrow.gif Follow the Prep List to get any tasks done ahead of time that you can. This will make your big cooking day go very smooth and quick!
    icon_arrow.gif On your Big Cooking Day, follow the Instructions to easily and quickly get your dishes prepared and in the freezer!

    You will need:
    1 large rigid freezer container ex: gladware
    13-15 Large Ziploc bags
    1 9x9 baking pan
    1 (2quart) casserole dish, preferably with a lid
    Saran wrap
    Wax paper
    2 (9x13) baking pans
    2 large cookie sheets for flash freezing
    2 large pots
    potato masher

    Appliances:
    Microwave
    Crockpot
    A Food Processor will speed up cheese grating and chopping, but I don’t have one icon_sad.gif

    PREP WORK LIST
    Sometime before your Big Cooking Day, finish these tasks:
    **TIP** placing prepped items in Ziploc bags will cut down on dishes you’ll need to wash. Make sure to label the bag with the ingredient, amount, and recipe it will be used for! Then on the Big Cooking day, you can just dump the pre-measured ingredients in with the rest of the ingredients!

    *Dice 2 cups mozzarella cheese and dice 1 cup pepperoni for Pizza Bagel Bites (oamc).
    *Grate 3 cups mozzarella cheese for Easy Lasagna Rolls.
    *Grate 4 1/2 cups cheddar cheese. 1 cup cheddar cheese for Vicki's Gourmet Potatoes 2 1/2 cheddar cheese for Perogy Lasagne (OAMC) and 1 cup cheddar cheese for Lil' Cheddar Meat Loaves
    * Cut cheese as directed in Make-Ahead Chimichangas
    *Cook 16 slices bacon. I like to do this on my pampered chef baking pan so that it cooks into picture perfect strips. 12 strips for breakfast bagels and 4 for Perogy Lasagne (OAMC). Additional bacon from the pack may be cooked the same way and placed on paper towels to drain and then frozen in a single layer in Ziploc bag—perfect for sandwiches, burgers, or fried rice.
    *slice 32 mini bagels in half for Breakfast Bagel Sandwiches (Oamc) and Pizza Bagel Bites (oamc).

    Before cooking day, streamline your counters. Remove everything from kitchen counters except a cutting board, and the appliances you will need. You can even plug in your crockpot in other room if you need the space.



    Big Cooking Day
    icon_arrow.gif On the night before your cook day, start the Crockpot BBQ Pork Roast according to the recipe in a crock pot. On the morning of your cooking day, unplug the BBQ Pork and let it cool.
    icon_arrow.gif Peel and cut 12-15 large potatoes into quarters and cook in a large pot until soft.
    icon_arrow.gif In a second large pot, cook 24 (or more in case of breakage) lasagna noodles according to package directions.
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Pizza Bagel Bites (oamc) according to directions
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Freezer Microwave Rice Freezer Rice according to directions.
    icon_arrow.gif Drain lasagna noodles and rinse well.
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Chicken Thighs With Lime and Honey (oamc) according to directions. Label and place into freezer. Wash hands and work area well after working with raw meat.
    Drain potatoes and return to pot and mash. Reserve 2 ½ cups of mashed potatoes for Perogy Lasagne (OAMC). The add rest of ingredients for Vicki's Gourmet Potatoes to pot. Whip to combine and then transfer to 2 quart casserole dish. Cool completely, cover, label and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Recipe# 60238 as directed in 1 (9X13) baking pan. Bake (if desired) Cool, cover, label and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Easy Lasagna Rolls in a 9X13 baking pan as directed, to step 7. Cover, label and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif By now, the BBQ Pork should be cool. Shred with two forks. Set aside 3 cups of shredded pork for Make-Ahead Chimichangas. Portion remaining meat in Ziploc bags pressing out all the air and laying them flat. You should get at least 2-3 (4 cup) servings depending on the size of your roast. Label and Freeze.
    icon_biggrin.gif You are doing great!! icon_biggrin.gif
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Make-Ahead Chimichangas as directed.
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Breakfast Bagel Sandwiches (Oamc) as directed.
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Lil' Cheddar Meat Loaves as directed in 9x9 baking pan and bake in sauce. Cool completely. Cover, Label and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Asian Pork Tenderloin as directed, label and freeze. Wash hands and work area well after working with raw meat.
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Crockpot Honey Ham (OAMC) as directed label and freeze.
    icon_biggrin.gif You did it! Twelve recipes!!! Great Job icon_biggrin.gif

    Labels for Recipes

    If you copy and paste these into a WORD document and change the font to 8pt (I use comic sans MS), these should print perfectly on address labels icon_wink.gif



    121307 Pizza Bagel Bites Date:
    Bake from frozen at 350 degrees
    20-25 minutes or until heated through.


    120012 Freezer Microwave Rice Date:
    Thaw. Add some water or broth to rice.
    Microwave on high 5 minutes. Stir. Heat
    For an additional 3-5 minutes if needed.

    120513 Chicken Thighs With Lime and Honey Date:
    Thaw. Transfer thighs baking pan and bake for
    25-30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
    You can also BBQ/grill if desired.

    37465 Vicki's Gourmet Potatoes Date:
    Thaw overnight. Bake at 350
    for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

    60238 Perogy Lasagna Date:
    Defrost overnight and bake for 30 minutes at 350.
    OR bake from frozen covered for 1 hour 30 minutes.

    131058 Easy Lasagne Rolls Date:
    Bake, covered, from frozen for 1 ½ hours OR
    Thaw, cover with microwave-safe wrap and zap
    on high, 10-20 minutes, until cheese is melted.

    43186 Crockpot Cola Barbecue Pork Roast Date:
    Thaw. Heat in the microwave or in a sauce pan
    on the stove top and serve on buns.
    Add additional BBQ sauce if desired.

    43186 Crockpot Cola Barbecue Pork Roast Date:
    Thaw. Heat in the microwave or in a sauce pan
    on the stove top and serve on buns.
    Add additional BBQ sauce if desired.

    43186 Crockpot Cola Barbecue Pork Roast Date:
    Thaw. Heat in the microwave or in a sauce pan
    on the stove top and serve on buns.
    Add additional BBQ sauce if desired.

    84335 Make Ahead Chimichnagas Date:
    Bake at 350 about 50 minutes or until heated through.
    Or, thaw. Bake 30 min., Unwrap. Bake 10 min. more
    or until tortilla is crisp and brown.

    120519 Breakfast Bagel Sandwiches Date:
    Remove wrapping. Place upside down in microwave
    and heat for 30 seconds. Place right side up, zap for
    30 seconds or until heated through. **time may vary**.

    59056 Lil’ Cheddar Meat Loaves Date:
    Thaw. Bake at 350 degrees
    for 45 minutes or until done.

    54114 Asian Pork Tenderloin Date:
    Thaw. Place in foil lined roasting pan,
    bake at 450 for 25 minutes or until meat thermometer
    reads 160 degrees. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

    101112 Crockpot Honey Ham Date:
    Place 4 tbsp of honey over ham before cooking
    cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 6 hours
    Add more time if cooking from frozen.


    Last edited by * Pamela * on Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:21 am, edited 1 time in total
    * Pamela *
    Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:14 am
    Food.com Groupie



    On the Menu:

    *All Purpose Ground Meat Mix
    *Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup
    *Piquant Chicken With Basil (oamc)
    *Spiced Citrus Dump Chicken
    *Honey-Soy Glazed Pork Chops
    *Citrus Marinated Pork Chops (oamc)
    *Our Family Favourite Crockpot Chili (oamc)
    *Pizza Roll-Ups (OAMC)
    *Bacon Wrapped Chicken (Oamc)
    *Mexican Stuffed Shells (OAMC)
    *Veggie Pasta Shells (Oamc)
    *Judy's Grilled Flank Steak
    *Make-Two Macaroni and Cheese



    INSTRUCTIONS:

    icon_arrow.gif Read everything before you go start, even the recipes!
    icon_arrow.gif Add each recipe to your Shopping List. Look over the Grocery List and check your own pantry for anything you might already have. Clean out the fridge too. It will help you to take inventory of what's inside and give you a place for all those groceries!

    icon_arrow.gif Print updated list. Go shopping!!
    icon_arrow.gif Follow the Prep List to get any tasks done ahead of time that you can. This will make your big cooking day go very smooth and quick!
    icon_arrow.gif On your Big Cooking Day, follow the Instructions to easily and quickly get your dishes prepared and in the freezer!

    You will need:
    13-15 Large Ziploc bags
    3 large rigid freezer containers
    2 9x13 baking pans
    foil
    2 1 ½ quart baking dishes
    cookie sheet for flash freezing

    Appliances:
    large pots
    a bread machine, if desired for making dough for Pizza Roll-Ups (OAMC)



    PREP WORK LIST
    Sometime before your Big Cooking Day, finish these tasks:
    **TIP** placing prepped items in Ziploc bags will cut down on dishes you’ll need to wash. Make sure to label the bag with the ingredient, amount, and recipe it will be used for! Then on the Big Cooking day, you can just dump the pre-measured ingredients in with the rest of the ingredients!
    icon_arrow.gif chop 2 cups celery and 1 cup green pepper for All Purpose Ground Meat Mix
    icon_arrow.gif roast red peppers as directed for Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup
    icon_arrow.gif chop 1 onion for Piquant Chicken With Basil (oamc), 1 onion for Our Family Favourite Crockpot Chili (oamc), 1 onion for Veggie Pasta Shells (Oamc), 1 onion for Judy's Grilled Flank Steak, 2 cups onion for All Purpose Ground Meat Mix,
    icon_arrow.gif chop 1 carrot and 1 potato as directed for Veggie Pasta Shells (Oamc)
    icon_arrow.gif shred 1 cup (or more) mozzarella cheese for Veggie Pasta Shells (Oamc)
    icon_arrow.gif grate 1 cup (or more) cheddar cheese for Mexican Stuffed Shells (OAMC), 4 cups cheddar cheese for Make-Two Macaroni and Cheese


    Before cooking day, streamline your counters. Remove everything from kitchen counters except a cutting board, and the appliances you will need.

    Big Cooking Day
    The night before:
    icon_arrow.gif The night before your big cooking day, prepare All Purpose Ground Meat Mix as directed. Preparing this before will make tomorrow’s recipes go together much more quickly. Reserve meat necessary for Our Family Favourite Crockpot Chili (oamc), Pizza Roll-Ups (OAMC), Mexican Stuffed Shells (OAMC). There should be enough cooked ground beef to make 2 or 3 packages to place in the freezer. Cool, label and freeze. For serving ideas for these packs, there are many ideas here
    icon_arrow.gif Thaw dough for Pizza Roll-Ups (OAMC). or If you are making your own dough for Pizza Roll-Ups (OAMC) put it in the bread machine on the dough cycle first thing in the morning. I have used a half batch of Pizza Dough and a third recipe of Homemade Buns with great results.
    Big Cooking Day:
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup as directed, reduce heat and let simmer.
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Piquant Chicken With Basil (oamc) as directed, label and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif Remove Mexican Cornbread and pinto bean Dip from heat and cool completely. Transfer to rigid freezer container, label, and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif prepare Spiced Citrus Dump Chicken as directed, label and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif Make Bacon Wrapped Chicken (Oamc) and place on a foil lined cookie sheet until firm.
    Wash hands and work area thoroughly after working with raw meat.
    icon_arrow.gif cook 42 pasta shells in boiling water to make Mexican Stuffed Shells (OAMC) and Veggie Pasta Shells (Oamc).
    icon_arrow.gif prepare Citrus Marinated Pork Chops (oamc) as directed, label and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif prepare Honey-Soy Glazed Pork Chops as directed, label and freeze. Wash hands and work area thoroughly after working with raw meat.
    icon_arrow.gif You are doing great! icon_biggrin.gif
    icon_arrow.gif drain pasta shells. Combine filling ingredients for Mexican Stuffed Shells (OAMC) using the All Purpose Ground Meat Mix that you already prepared and fill shells. Place as directed in a 9x13 baking pan. Cover well, label and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif prepare filling for Veggie Pasta Shells (Oamc) and stuff shells. Place as directed in a 9X13 baking pan. Cover well, label, and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif for Pizza Roll-Ups (OAMC), remove dough from bread machine, roll out and make as directed. For filling use ground meat mix that you already prepared. I have also used chopped pepperoni and that works well too. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
    icon_arrow.gif While rolls are baking, combine ingredients for Our Family Favourite Crockpot Chili (oamc) in a large Ziploc or rigid container that will fit your crockpot. Label, and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif remove Pizza Roll-Ups (OAMC) from the oven and cool completely. Package in a large Ziploc, label and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif Make Make-Two Macaroni and Cheese as directed. Have one for supper. Cool the other completely, label and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif Take Bacon Wrapped Chicken (Oamc) out of the freezer and place in a Ziploc bag. Label and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Judy's Grilled Flank Steak as directed. Label and freeze. Wash hands and work area thoroughly after working with raw meat.
    icon_arrow.gif You did it! 12 recipes! Great job icon_biggrin.gif



    Labels for Recipes

    If you copy and paste these into a WORD document and change the font to 8pt (I use comic sans MS), these should print perfectly on address labels icon_wink.gif

    #31008 All Purpose Ground Meat Mix Date:
    Use in any recipe calling for ground beef
    to reduce cooking time.


    #31008 All Purpose Ground Meat Mix Date:
    Use in any recipe calling for ground beef
    to reduce cooking time.


    #31008 All Purpose Ground Meat Mix Date:
    Use in any recipe calling for ground beef
    to reduce cooking time.


    #145074 Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup Date:
    Defrost overnight. Reheat in microwave or stove top
    To reach desired temperature.


    #120514 Piquant Chicken With Basil (oamc) Date:
    thaw chicken overnight. Transfer baking dish,
    Bake for 20-25 minutes or until juices run clear.
    Sprinkle with fresh basil and serve.

    #52990 Honey-Soy Glazed Pork Chops Date:
    Thaw. Place chops in a non-stick skillet; reserve marinade. Cook til brown
    (5 min), repeat both sides. Add marinade, reduce heat. Cook covered until
    done. (7 min) Remove chops, whisk on high for 3-5 minutes until sauce is thick.


    #101273 Our Family Favourite Crockpot Chili (oamc) Date:
    Thaw. Heat on stove top, microwave, or crockpot.
    Sprinkle with cheese to serve, if desired.


    #50772 Pizza Roll-Ups (OAMC) Date:
    Thaw roll-ups and warm them in a preheated 400F oven for 10 minutes
    or put them frozen in the microwave; heat on high for about 2 minutes.
    Serve with warmed Italian Tomato Sauce.

    #79944 Bacon Wrapped Chicken (Oamc) Date:
    Thaw. Bake, uncovered, at 400F for 35-40 minutes
    or until juices run clear. Broil 6 inches from the heat
    for 5 minutes or until bacon is crisp.

    #57772 Mexican Stuffed Shells (OAMC) Date:
    Defrost overnight and bake at 350 for 30 min.
    (Cook from frozen for 2 hours at 300 degrees.)
    If desired sprinkle additional cheese on top after baking.

    #125496 Veggie Pasta Shells (Oamc) Date:
    Thaw overnight. Cover with foil and bake at
    350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until hot and bubbly.


    #120517 Citrus Marinated Pork Chops (oamc) Date:
    Thaw. Place chops in a non-stick skillet; reserve marinade. Cook til brown
    (5 min), repeat both sides. Add marinade, reduce heat. Cook covered until
    done. (7 min) Remove chops, whisk on high for 3-5 minutes until sauce is thick.

    #54991 Judy's Grilled Flank Steak Date:
    Thaw. Place on broiler pan under preheated broiler, 6 “from heat.
    Broil 6 minutes per side for rare. Let stand for 5 minutes.
    Cut across the grain into thin slices.

    #182179 Spiced Citrus "dump" Chicken Date:
    Thaw. Oven: cook at 350 for 45-60 min for pieces,
    20-30 min for breasts. Crockpot: 6-8 hours low, 4-6 on high.
    Or Grill over medium heat until juices run clear.

    #132355 Make –two mac and cheese Date:
    Bake frozen casserole covered at 375 degrees for one hour
    or until bubbly and hot in center.
    Uncover casserole and bake 5-10 min to brown top, if desired


    Last edited by * Pamela * on Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:27 am, edited 4 times in total
    * Pamela *
    Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:16 am
    Food.com Groupie


    On the Menu:
    *Hubby-Will-Inhale-Them Meatballs *double recipe on shopping list*
    *Make-Ahead Twice-Baked Potatoes
    *To Die for Crockpot Roast
    *Pasta Sauce
    *Mushroom Sauce for Meatballs
    *Lunch Box Taco Chicken Soup
    *Two-Cheese Pasta And Broccoli Casserole
    *Chicken Enchilada Casserole
    *Quick and Easy Grilled Pork Chops (Or Chicken)(3 Ingredients)
    *Crockpot Chicken Taco Meat *double recipe on shopping list*
    *Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore
    *Cajun Chops

    Optional recipes to replace pre-packaged mixes:
    Italian Dressing Seasoning Dry Mix
    Ranch Dressing and Seasoning Mix
    Bulk Taco Seasoning Mix
    Cream Soup Mix (Replacement for Cream of ___ Soups)


    INSTRUCTIONS:

    icon_arrow.gif Read everything before you go start, even the recipes!
    icon_arrow.gif Add each recipe to your Shopping List. Look over the Grocery List and check your own pantry for anything you might already have. Clean out the fridge too. It will help you to take inventory of what's inside and give you a place for all those groceries!
    icon_arrow.gif Print updated list. Go shopping!!
    icon_arrow.gif Follow the Prep List to get any tasks done ahead of time that you can. This will make your big cooking day go very smooth and quick!
    icon_arrow.gif On your Big Cooking Day, follow the Instructions to easily and quickly get your dishes prepared and in the freezer!

    You will need:
    glass/plastic spice containers for optional mixes, if using
    cookie sheet for baking meatballs
    13-15 large Ziploc bags
    cookie sheets for flash freezing baked potatoes
    2 large pots for pasta sauce and mushroom sauce
    2 rigid freezer containers
    1 large rigid freezer container or 4 individual freezer containers for the soup.
    9x13 inch baking pan for Chicken Enchilada Casserole
    9x13 inch baking pan for Two-Cheese Pasta And Broccoli Casserole

    Appliances:
    crockpot



    PREP WORK LIST
    Sometime before your Big Cooking Day, finish these tasks:
    **TIP** placing prepped items in Ziploc bags will cut down on dishes you’ll need to wash. Make sure to label the bag with the ingredient, amount, and recipe it will be used for! Then on the Big Cooking day, you can just dump the pre-measured ingredients in with the rest of the ingredients!
    Optional Recipes If you want to prepare homemade mixes and soup, do this before your big cooking day. Doubling the recipe will give you some extra to store in the pantry.
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Italian Dressing Seasoning Dry Mix to use in To Die for Crockpot Roast and Quick and Easy Grilled Pork Chops (Or Chicken)(3 Ingredients). It is also a great dressing for a salad when mixed as directed.
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Ranch Dressing and Seasoning Mix to use in To Die for Crockpot Roast and it also works as a great salad dressing if you want to use a salad as a side dish for any of these meals.
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Cream Soup Mix (Replacement for Cream of ___ Soups), if desired, to replace the cans of soup in Chicken Enchilada Casserole. I just add a bit of chicken boullion to give the mix a similar flavour to cream of chicken soup. As the powdered mix is not as thick as the canned soup, I just use about ¾ of the water as directed in the recipe.
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Bulk Taco Seasoning Mix for Crockpot Chicken Taco Meat and Lunch Box Taco Chicken Soup

    Prep Work:
    icon_arrow.gif Grate 1 cup sharp cheddar for Make-Ahead Twice-Baked Potatoes, 3 cups cheddar for Two-Cheese Pasta And Broccoli Casserole, 10 oz cheddar for Chicken Enchilada Casserole
    icon_arrow.gif chop 1 onion for Pasta Sauce, chop 1 small onion for Mushroom Sauce for Meatballs, 2/3 cup onion for Lunch Box Taco Chicken Soup, 1 onion for Chicken Enchilada Casserole, 1 onion for Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore
    icon_arrow.gif Chop 1 green pepper for Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore reserve 2 tsp green peppers for Pasta Sauce
    icon_arrow.gif cook and chop 2 slices of bacon for Pasta Sauce, and 2 for Lunch Box Taco Chicken Soup
    icon_arrow.gif chop ½ cup red peppers for Lunch Box Taco Chicken Soup
    icon_arrow.gif chop 1 cup mushrooms for Lunch Box Taco Chicken Soup, chop 6 oz mushrooms for Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

    Before cooking day, streamline your counters. Remove everything from kitchen counters except a cutting board, and the appliances an supplies you will need.

    Big Cooking Day

    The night before your big cooking day
    icon_arrow.gif Make a double of Crockpot Chicken Taco Meat in your crockpot. In the morning, shred and then set aside to cool.
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare double amounts of Hubby-Will-Inhale-Them Meatballs. I do not fry them in a skillet, but rather bake the whole bunch on a cookie sheet in the oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until cooked through. (If you triple the amount, you will have an extra meal. Recipe ideas are found in here ) Serve 1 bag of meatballs with Mushroom Sauce for Meatballs and 1 bag with Pasta Sauce.
    icon_arrow.gif For To Die for Crockpot Roast, place roast in a large Ziploc bag. Cover with mixes, pre-packaged or your own homemade. Remove as much air as possible, label, and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif Remove meatballs from oven. Cool completely. Divide the meatballs into two large Ziploc bags, label and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif Bake potatoes as directed in Make-Ahead Twice-Baked Potatoes. Bake for 1 ½ hours.
    icon_arrow.gif Set aside 3 cups shredded chicken for Chicken Enchilada Casserole and 2 cups for Lunch Box Taco Chicken Soup and label and package the remaining shredded meat for tacos or another recipe such as any of the recipes listed here
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Pasta Sauce (with or without the meat) as directed and let simmer on stove. Stirring occasionally as needed. (You can serve this sauce with the meatballs and then the meat in the recipe is unnecessary unless you want meatballs in a meat sauce like my meat loving husband does icon_wink.gif )
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Mushroom Sauce for Meatballs as directed. Cool, label and freeze in a rigid freezer container after step 3.
    icon_arrow.gif You are doing great!
    icon_arrow.gif Allow potatoes to cool slightly, then prepare filling as directed and transfer back to potatoes. Place potatoes on cookie sheet and place in freezer until frozen.
    icon_arrow.gif Remove Pasta Sauce from heat. Cool and Package in a rigid freezer container. Label and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Lunch Box Taco Chicken Soup as directed using some of the Crockpot Chicken Taco Meat for the chicken. Simmer 10 minutes and then let cool. Package in a rigid freezer container, label and freeze. Or pack in single serving size for lunches.
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Two-Cheese Pasta And Broccoli Casserole as directed. Wrap well after step 7. Label and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif Prepare Chicken Enchilada Casserole as directed using some of the Crockpot Chicken Taco Meat for the chicken. Wrap well, label and freeze after step 11.
    icon_arrow.gif ForCrock Pot Chicken Cacciatore place chopped onions in a ziploc bag, chicken pieces in another bag and remaining ingredients in third large Ziploc bag. Pack together and label. Squeeze out as much air as possible and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif Combine ingredients for Quick and Easy Grilled Pork Chops (Or Chicken)(3 Ingredients) in a large Ziploc bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible, label and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif Combine ingredients for Cajun Chops in a large Ziploc bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible, label and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif Transfer frozen Make-Ahead Twice-Baked Potatoes to 2 large Ziploc bags, label and freeze.
    icon_arrow.gif You did it! 12 recipes~Well Done and great job! If you made your own mixes you made 16 recipes~ Awesome grouphug.gif

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    #4957 Crockpot Chicken Taco Meat
    Heat throughly and serve in your
    Favourite chicken recipe or in tacos


    #4957 Crockpot Chicken Taco Meat
    Heat throughly and serve in your
    Favourite chicken recipe or in tacos


    #87537 Hubby-Will-Inhale-Them Meatballs Date:
    Thaw and Use in your Favourite recipe.



    #87537 Hubby-Will-Inhale-Them Meatballs Date:
    Thaw and Use in your Favourite recipe.



    #27208 To Die for Crockpot Roast Date:
    Thaw. Place roast in crockpot. Pour ½ cup water
    Over roast and cook for 7-9 hours on low.


    #57062 Make-Ahead Twice-Baked Potatoes Date:
    Cook from frozen at 350 degrees on baking sheet
    and loosely cover with aluminum foil for 45 minutes.
    Uncover and bake 15 min until potatoes are hot.

    #57062 Make-Ahead Twice-Baked Potatoes Date:
    IN A BIG HURRY: These potatoes can be completely
    heated from frozen state in microwave, heating
    just until they are hot. Skins will be softer than in the oven.

    #66861 Pasta Sauce Date:
    Heat thoroughly and serve over your favourite pasta.



    #121093 Mushroom Sauce for Meatballs Date:
    Defrost in fridge overnight or in microwave;
    add cooked meatballs and cook or bake until heated through


    #181330 Lunch Box Taco Chicken Soup Date:
    Defrost overnight in fridge,
    then warm in microwave
    or stove top until heated through.

    #88091 Two-Cheese Pasta And Broccoli Casserole Date:
    Cover loosely with foil, and place in the center of the oven
    for 10 minutes, or until the cheese melts.
    Let casserole stand for 5 minutes before serving.

    #42543 Chicken Enchilada Casserole Date:
    Thaw overnight in fridge.
    Bake at 350 for 20 minutes
    or double cooking time if cooking from frozen.

    #97695Quick and Easy Grilled Chicken or Chops Date:
    Place the chops on a hot grill and cook until juices run clear.
    Baste these with butter as they cook so they stay tender.
    Serve with your favourite BBQ sides.

    #41685 Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore Date:
    Thaw. Place onions, then chicken, then sauce
    in crockpot. Cook on low 7 to 9 hours or high heat
    for about 3 to 4 hours. Serve over pasta or rice.

    #97849 Cajun Chops Date:
    Thaw. Heat butter and oil over high heat in large skillet
    until very hot. Add chops in skillet and then reduce
    heat to medium, 7 to 8 minutes. Turn once during cooking.


    Last edited by * Pamela * on Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:17 am, edited 2 times in total
    * Pamela *
    Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:17 am
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    * Pamela *
    Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:17 am
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    Reserved...New plan coming soon icon_biggrin.gif
    Chef George S.
    Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:07 pm
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    Is a vegetarian plan available? We aren't strict vegetarians, but we keep red meat to a minimum and don't use ground meat at all (health reasons).

    I probably will start out with a 2 week plan to see how well we do, but this sounds like a wonderful way to keep from eating out! I cook from scratch, and sometimes am just too tired to put a meal together when I get home.

    The recipes sound scrumptious and I really am looking forward to participating.
    Tish
    Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:06 pm
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    I'm sure Pamela could find a good plan to put together for you for Vegetarian! You might check out these recipes in the mean time:
    OAMC - Vegetarian Plan and
    OAMC Vegetarian
    HTH icon_biggrin.gif
    Chef George S.
    Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:50 pm
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    Thank you!
    * Pamela *
    Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:55 pm
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    I'll try to work on a vegetarian one for my next plan. Unfortunately it won't be for awhile. I am a student and it takes so long to work out a plan when i should be working on essays! I promise it will be the next plan that I work on. icon_biggrin.gif
    Melesa
    Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:37 pm
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    I am really so excited about finding this website and this forum. I need to cut down on expenses and I know that we spend WAY too much on food each month. We eat out just because I have not done planning for meals. I don't have anything to share just yet but I am pouring over this forum and getting so excited about stocking my freezer so that we can eat at home, which means not only saving money but eating better.
    Brandy Sue
    Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:02 pm
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    Wow! I just found this spot thanks to Tish for the invitation! Just getting started in OAMC, its great to find new ideas and recipes, its seems to be the same old thing out there on the web. Hope to talk to ya'll soon.
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    Tish
    Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:10 pm
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    I'm so glad you come over to see us! I hope we hear more from you soon icon_smile.gif
    Chef #409376
    Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:16 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    This is perfect! I am going to be moving in a couple weeks and it is so hard to cook and keep the kitchen clean while packing. I am so glad I found this. The first plan plus a couple extra items will be just the right amount of meals to get us through packing here and hopefully the fist couple days in our new home! Thank you! icon_biggrin.gif
    JillAZ
    Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:20 am
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    Welcome! We're glad you found us. Let us know if we can help. icon_biggrin.gif
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