Monday, May 09, 2011
We took a small break from meal planning the week my parents were visiting, then again last week because we were on the go quite a bit.
But since the summer season is upon us, the kids are going to start having swim team in the mornings, 5 days, and TKD in the evenings, on 4 days. Needless to say, I've been building my freezer stash of meals so we'll be sure to eat at home quickly and easily. All my Easter leftovers were a great start to building up my stash again.
Even better, with freezer stashes, there's no prep, so I don't have to plan specific meals for specific days, we can just grab one and go.
Stacked up in my freezer, we have:
Meal 1 - Ham and Cheese Quiches - I have 3 of these, using leftover Easter ham, we'll serve with soup of some sort.
Meal 2 - Sour Cream Turkey Enchiladas - These are loosely based off this Food on the Table recipe, but I used leftover shredded Easter turkey in lieu of chicken, and I layered mine like a lasagna casserole instead of rolling individual enchiladas.
Meal 3 - Turkey Pot Pie - I have two of these, also with the leftover Easter turkey. They are just premade pie shells filled with the shredded leftover turkey mixed with gravy and a package of frozen veggies, then topped with a second pie shell.
Meal 4 - Shepherd's Pie - This is probably not real shepherd's pie, but I remember my mom making it and it's pretty yummy. Saute ground beef till cooked and mix with a can or two of alphabet vegetable soup. Pour it into a pie pan and spread leftover mashed potatoes over top.
Meal 5 - Beef Enchilada Casserole - This is a favorite of ours with red enchilada sauce and lots of cheese.
Meal 6 - Stuffed Baked Potatoes - These are more of a side since they require something else with them, but still, the work is done. They are doubled stuffed with a bit of cheese and bacon. We'll top with sour cream and probably grill some chicken on the side.
Meal 7 - Turkey Soup - I have 4 two-person containers of turkey soup, also from the leftover turkey. We'll have this along with burgers or sandwiches one night.
My current plan is to intersperse these with other easy favorites (citrus stir fry with the meat precooked in the crockpot, crockpot lasagna, spaghetti/tortelli/pasta dishes, etc).
As for desserts, I need to bake something, Faith mentioned lemon squares, which sounded good to me too.
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