Meatloaf & Meatballs – Freezer Cooking 101

Are you someone who does a lot of freezer cooking? I am, and I really enjoy doing it. I put a lot of effort into cooking meals from scratch at home, so when I do, I like to make large quantities and portion it out and freeze it to make life simple later. Cooking everything homemade and from scratch is both labor intensive and time consuming as we all know, so anything you can do to try to ease some of that load is a great idea. Although I stay home with my son full time, time is still precious and I don’t want to spend the entire day in the kitchen if I don’t have to.

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Lettuce Wraps

I had a craving for lettuce wraps for days, and it was time to make it happen. It’s such a simple, healthy dish to make. I love nothing more than including bread into anything I can, but I do try to refrain from too much. By too much I probably mean only two out of the three meals in a day. It’s my weakness.

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Ham & Cheese Quiche

Since we got our chickens last year at Scarlett Homestead, our consumption of eggs has probably increased a little, but truth be told, I’m not that big of a fan of eggs. The only type of egg I really crave, and very rarely at that, is in egg salad, eggs benedict, or a quiche. On any other day, in any other form, I will probably pass on the eggs. I can eat them, but I won’t pick them on my own. When I was pregnant they made me gag. Thankfully that passed. It’s a weird relationship we have, me and eggs.

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If you aren’t familiar with the dish, Tourtière, then let me introduce you. This traditional French Canadian meat pie comes from the Province of Quebec and is typically made from a mix of beef, pork or veal with a distinct spice mix, baked in a pie crust. It’s simple, yet so incredibly packed with flavor.

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Chicken Tetrazzini

I love a good casserole, and this Tetrazzini is such a great one. Full of rich flavor, it’s a total comfort food dish while we are still in the winter months. Oh, and it’s not a healthy, low fat version Tetrazzini. Just a warning now. I have yet to figure out how to make a healthy version of this. But I’m also probably never going to. It just wouldn’t taste the same.

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