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Easy OAMC Recipes

These recipes are easy and fast and help you avoid those expensive store-bought frozen meals and those nights when you didn’t have anything ready (we all know how expensive those “take-out” nights are!)

FRENCH BREAD PIZZA:
Spread jarred spaghetti sauce/tomato sauce on french bread. Top with cheese/toppings. Wrap and freeze. To bake. Bake frozen at 400/425 for 20-30 minutes.

EASY STIR FRY:
Divide a large bag of mixed frozen veggies among freezer bags. Among those freezer bags, divide a bag of frozen shrimp or cooked chicken breast. Freeze. Just throw in a wok in the frozen state and add soy sauce or stir fry sauce while it cooks.

PASTA SALAD:
Boil pasta, drain. Add a bottle of salad dressing, jar of olives, can of artichokes, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese. Optional : add cooked diced ham or chicken. Bag and freeze. Just thaw and eat.

CHICKEN MANICOTTI:
Uncooked manicotti, uncooked chicken breast (sliced into strips). Stuff a piece of chicken into the uncooked manicotti shell. Continue until all are filled. Place 1/3 sauce in freezable baking pan. Place stuffed manicotti in pan, top with the rest of the sauce mixed with 1 cup water. Top with cheese. Wrap and freeze. Bake from the freezer at 350 for 1 – 1 1/2 hours. Watch the pasta after a while if it looks dry add a little more water to the baking dish.

TACO RICE: (this has minimal cooking)
1 lb cooked ground beef or turkey, 1 chopped onion, 1 taco seasoning packet (or homemade), 1 can diced tomatoes, 2 cups cooked rice. Mix all ingredients together in a pan. Bring to simmer, simmer for 20 minutes until thick. Bag and freeze. Makes a good taco, taco salad, burritos or on top of tortilla chips for nachos. Can be doubled/tripled.

QUICK TURKEY ROLL UPS

1lb deli turkey meat ( I always seem to find turkey end slices in the markdowns at the deli)

3 cups prepared stuffing (either homemade or boxed)

1 can cream of chicken soup mixed with 3/4 cup water or about 2 cups homemade chicken flavored white sauce

Place a spoonful of stuffing on the end of one turkey slice. Roll up. Continue to fill and roll until all the turkey is used. Place rolls in a foil baking pan or freezable baking dish. Pour white sauce or cream soup over the top of the turkey rolls. Top with cheese if desired. Cover dish, freeze. Either thaw and bake or bake from the frozen state.

QUICHE IN A BAG

1 cup cooked sausage or diced ham (Optional)
10 oz. frozen package chopped spinach or broccoli, thawed a little and broken up.
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 small onion chopped
2 cups milk
4 eggs
1/2 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder

Mix eggs, milk, flour and baking powder with a wisk or mixer until well incorporated. Add meat, veggies, cheese and onion. Pour into a freezer bag. Freeze. To cook, thaw bag, squish the bag well a few times to incorporate the ingredients. Pour into a pie plate sprayed with non stick spray. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes until set.

I vary the meat and veggies all the time. Right now in my freezer I have a few asparagus and mushroom quiches and a few sausage and spinach ones. They’re great to have on hand for Sunday breakfast. But we also eat for dinner with a salad and rolls. Great way to use eggs on sale.

CROCKPOT REFRIED BEANS

I don’t really have a recipe. This is what I do. Soak some dried pinto beans in water overnight. In the morning dump in the crockpot with more water to cover. Add a chopped onion and garlic. Let cook all day. If you need to, drain some of the liquid when they are done cooking. To the cooked beans, add cumin, corriander, salt and pepper to taste. Then mash with a potato masher. I like to leave mine a little chunky. Then just cool, bag and freeze. They freeze very well.

FRUIT CRISP MIXTURE

6 cups oats
3 cups nuts (optional)
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 cups butter or margarine , melted
2 tsp cinnamon

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Divide among 6 freezer bags. Store in freezer. To make fruit crisp, place fresh, frozen or canned fruit in bottom of baking dish. Sprinkle fruit crisp mixture on top. Bake at 375 for about 25-30 minutes.

20 PIE CRUSTS FOR THE FREEZER (This recipe is great! Dough will last up to 1 year in the freezer)

3 lb can shortening
5 lb bag flour
3 cups ice water
2 Tbsp salt

In a large bowl, dump flour and salt. With your hands, cut in the shortening adding ice water to form a dough. Shape into 20 disks. Wrap individually in Saran Wrap then place in freezer bags. Freeze. Thaw in fridge or on counter for 30 minutes when needed.

One of my Favorite OAMC sessions

Here is one of my favorite OAMC sessions

When ground beef is on sale , I buy quite a bit and make up this all purpose mix. Out of this mixture I make meatballs, burgers and meatloaves. So handy to have in the freezer for quick meals. The recipe is from allrecipes.com:

Mixture for Meatballs, Meatloaf or Burgers
Submitted by: Peter Gerry
Rated: 4 out of 5 by 113 members
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes     
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Yields: 9 servings

“This is a three-for-one recipe that busy cooks will appreciate. Make a double batch and freeze some to have on hand for whichever version suits you.”

INGREDIENTS:
2 pounds ground beef
4 slices white bread – soaked
with water, squeezed out and
broken into tiny pieces
3 eggs
1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 cup minced onion (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons ketchup
4 tablespoons steak sauce
DIRECTIONS:

1.     In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, bread, eggs, cheese, parsley and onion and season with salt and pepper to taste.

2.     For meatballs: Form mixture into golf size balls and brown in a large skillet over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until well browned. Add to your favorite spaghetti sauce and simmer until meatballs are completely cooked through, about 15 to 20 minutes.

3.     For meatloaf: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Add 3 tablespoons ketchup to mixture, mix well, form into a loaf and place in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 75 to 90 minutes.

4.     For burgers: Add 3 to 4 tablespoons steak sauce to mixture, mix well and form into patties. Saute in a large skillet over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, or to desired doneness.
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The meatballs can be made in gravy, sweet and sour, in a barbecue sauce or in spaghetti sauce to be served over pasta or in a meatball sub.  The hamburgers I grill outside or fry on the stove or bake in the oven. These can be served on a bun or with a potato dish.  A bit of time invested, yields many yummy quick meals through out the month.
THERESA