Also check out this amazingly frugal way to have a baby shower!
Now, on to freezer cooking....
Remember my partially disasterous recent freezer cooking day?
Well, I am happy to report that I had a successful one today! I brushed my teeth, didn't spill anything, and no major catastrophies!
Here's my report from the day:
Homemade bread x 2 loaves
Broccoli, Rice and Cheese Casserole
I use the recipe from MoneySavingMom's blog, and this is to be taken to a family this evening. I love taking meals to people when they are hurting, or even when they are not- I think sharing a meal with someone is such a practical way to minister. This meal was set up by the room mother of John Mark's class- a fellow classmate's mother was just diagnosed with breast cancer. She had her surgery a week or so ago and the class is taking turns bringing her dinner.
I was able to find these disposable pans with lids at Dollar Tree. I think they are a seasonal item, so if you need some, stock up like I did!
This is also for the meal I am providing tonight. I combined zucchini, carrots and yellow pepper and seasoned with garlic salt. Roast in the oven for about 30 minutes- yum!
Chicken and Rice
This is one of our family's favorites. I have no idea where I originally got this recipe, but we absolutely love it.
I'll post the recipe below, but if you know of the original source, please let me know so I can give credit where it's due!
1 1/2 c chicken, cooked and diced
1 1/2 c rice, cooked (I use Aldi brown rice)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 T lemon juice
3/4 cup mayo
3/4 cu chicken broth + extra to cook rice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 c celery, diced
1/2 c slivered almonds
Top with cheese, if desired
Cook chicken and rice. (I usually cook and shred my chicken using this method- such a time saver!) Combine everything in large bowl. Pour into greased 9x13 pan and bake at 400 for 30-40 minutes.
No Bake Energy Bites
These are so yummy! Recipe can be found here, and I could go on and on about how I love these- all natural sugars (minus the chocolate chips, which can be lessened or omitted), flaxseed, easy to make with kids, freeze-able.... our family really loves these things! It tastes even better with homemade vanilla, too!
And now my husband is on his way home, he will deliver the meal to our friends, and I'm off to work! It's been a full day, but every day is full of amazing moments and blessings.