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    Default 1 Day of Cooking

    17-30 meals, depending on how much your family eats.

    The recipes are:

    Savory Chicken
    Lazy Day Stew
    Sweet and Tangy Meatballs
    Sausage and Peppers
    Savory Vegetable Beef Stew
    Healthy BBQ Chicken
    Stephanie's Goulash
    Taco Soup
    Wild Rice Chicken Soup
    Tater tot Casserole
    Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini
    Wild Rice Chicken
    Stroganoff Meatballs
    Upside Down Fettuccine Pie
    Chicken Enchiladas

    From these three sites:
    The Test Kitchen of Melissa Fallis: Freezer Cooking- Slow Cooker Meals!
    10 Freezer Meals in 1 Day! | Dreaming of Poultry
    Ring Around the Rosies: Freezer Cooking

    Your grocery lists are:

    4.5-5lbs ground beef
    2.5lbs Italian Sausage
    12-14 chicken breasts PLUS 4.5 cups of cooked, chopped chicken, which was about 4 breasts, So 16-18 total, but 4 can come from your freezer, the other 12-14 have to be raw
    24oz Italian meatballs
    7lbs beef stewing meat
    box of meatballs


    2.5 zucchini's
    16 onions (approx)
    9 cups of chopped carrots (approx)
    6 green peppers
    celery, 1 bunch
    2 red onions
    13 potatoes (approx - you could go with a bag of baby in place of 4, or use red potatoes)
    2 red peppers
    **LATER you will need 4 cups of chopped broccoli when you serve savory chicken

    3 cups cottage cheese
    5 eggs
    2 cups parmesan cheese
    1lb plus 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
    10 tbsp butter
    4 cups sour cream
    3.5 cups shredded cheddar ** plus 1 cup when you serve enchiladas
    bag of tater tots

    Then you need either 1 can of corn, some frozen beans, and some frozen mixed vegetables. I did frozen corn, frozen beans and those were my frozen mixed vegetables.

    You also need 1 pint of half and half when you serve Chicken and Wild Soup and 16oz cheese tortellini when you serve the Italian Sausage Soup with tortellini (or 2x8oz if you split it).

    2 x 14.5oz whole tomatoes
    8oz water chestnuts
    5 x 8 oz tomato sauce
    can black beans
    can kidney beans
    taco seasoning pack
    28 oz crushed tomatoes
    lasagna noodles
    long grain and wild rice 1 box + 6oz
    chicken broth 7 cups
    2 x cream of mushroom soup (you only need 1 now, 1 when you serve the chicken and wild soup)
    1 x cream of chicken soup
    7 cup beef broth
    .5 cup apple juice
    6 x 14.5oz diced tomatoes
    10.5oz beef consomme
    caraway seeds
    2 x 8oz egg noodles (Only need when you serve some of the dishes)
    8oz fettuccine
    4.5 oz green chilies
    10 large tortillas
    2 x 20oz pineapple chunks
    teryaki sauce
    2 x can V8
    tapioca quick cook mix/powder
    2x tomato paste
    2 x stewed tomatoes
    White wine
    2 jars grape jelly
    20oz BBQ sauce
    1 envelope ranch dressing mix

    ** You'll also need a lot of white/brown rice, noodles, and 1 cup of mayo for something when you serve chicken and wild rice soup

    ** I also failed to add mushrooms to the list because I don't like them, but they do turn up in a few recipes so watch for them if you like

    30 large freezer Ziploc baggies
    2 medium freezer Ziploc baggies
    4 9x13 oven-ready pans with lids
    1 deep oven ready pie plate with lid
    Sharpie marker
    Last edited by AuntPetunia; 03-05-2012 at 07:59 PM.

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    Now that we've made and eaten the meals, here are our thoughts on the meals we made:

    Savory Chicken - MEH
    Lazy Day Stew - OK
    Sweet and Tangy Meatballs - GOOD, kids loved
    Sausage and Peppers - GOOD, kids liked
    Savory Vegetable Beef Stew - Meh
    Healthy BBQ Chicken - Meh
    Stephanie's Goulash - Meh
    Taco Soup - GOOD, kids loved
    Lasagna - GOOD, everyone loved
    Wild Rice Chicken Soup - GOOD, a bit bland
    Tater tot Casserole - GOOD, kind of a super lazy Shepherd's Pie
    Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini - GOOD, kids liked
    Wild Rice Chicken - GOOD, a bit bland
    Stroganoff Meatballs - GOOD, kids loved
    Upside Down Fettuccine Pie - GOOD, kids loved, didn't like the sausage and would do it next time with cooked chicken
    Chicken Enchiladas - MIXED, either it's loved or hated (I loved!)

    The beef stew ones were alright, but nothing special.
    Potatoes should not be frozen like this.
    Vegetables all taste the same when frozen together and then stewed in a crockpot together.

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