Frozen Assets


Items that help on a big OAMC cooking day

If you’re starting to investigate once-a-month cooking (OAMC), this is a quick list of a few items it can be handy to have around to help the big cooking day go smoothly.

1.) A food processor for chopping large quantities of onions, celery, etc.

2.) Good quality, sharp knives.

3.) Several large, heavy stock pots.

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4.) Long handled spoons for stirring and mixing.

5.) Several ladles.

6.) An electric can opener.

7.) A slow cooker for simmering soup while you’re working on other items.

8.) A salad shooter for grating large amounts of cheese.

9.) A waffle iron to make homemade frozen waffles (much tastier than the ones you buy from the freezer case).

10.) Extra large mixing bowl.

 

You don’t necessarily need to purchase all of these. If possible, borrow some of the items. For many years, I borrowed my neighbor’s large stock pot each cooking day. Eventually, she gave it to me when she updated her kitchen.

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Special Mother’s Day Offer – Free eBooks!
May 10, 2015, 6:32 pm
Filed under: freezer cooking

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Mostly Vegetarian Monthly Meal Plan

SUBMITTED BY: Stephanie (reposted from A Frugal Simple Life)

MOSTLY VEGETARIAN MONTHLY MEAL PLAN (for the freezer)

Here’s one of my plans:

This is only main dishes. I always serve greens, salad, muffins, etc. to go with my meals.

Enjoy! I hope this can help someone eat a few meatless meals.

The Full Month Plan:
1. Meatless Tamale Pie
2. Popeye Pie
3. Lentil Stew Continue reading



Turkey-Stuffed Manicotti

This is one of my family’s favorite ways to use up turkey leftovers. Freezes ahead great, too! It’s from my original Frozen Assets book under the 10-Day Holiday Meal Plan.

From: Frozen Assets: Cook for a Day, Eat for Month

TURKEY-STUFFED MANICOTTI
(Makes two casseroles)

I’ve found that cooling the manicotti shells completely before stuffing them makes the stuffing process much easier than attempting when the noodles are hot. I’ve also discovered that using a long-handled infant feeding spoon with a tiny bowl works perfectly for stuffing the shells.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 cups cooked chopped or shredded turkey
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups tomato sauce or 2 jars (15 ounces each) spaghetti sauce
  • 16 manicotti shells, cooked until just barely soft

Directions:

  1. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat, and brown the turkey for 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in the ricotta, black pepper, Parmesan cheese, green onions, parsley, rosemary, and eggs. Mix well.
  2. Cover the bottom of two(2) 9″x12″ baking pans with 1 cup tomato sauce. Stuff the manicotti shells with the turkey mixture, and place them in the baking pans. Pour in the remaining sauce. Cover the baking pans with foil. Label them, and freeze (if you wish to bake at a later time).

To Serve:

  1. Thaw the frozen meal in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours before serving.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. To serve, sprinkle 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese over the manicotti. Bake, uncovered, for 35 minutes, or until bubbly and hot in the center.

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Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Streusel

This is so tasty, I always try to hide a little for breakfast the next day.  It’s so delicious, it would almost work as dessert.  🙂

Debi’s Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Streusel

Ingredients for Casserole:

  • 5 medium-to-large sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 eggs, beaten well
  • 1 stick butter, melted (you can use margarine but it won’t be as yummy)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Ingredients for Streusel Topping: Continue reading