|French Onion Soup Cooled and Ready for Freezer|
I also ended up doing a few side projects. For one thing, I have been getting Yukon Gold Potatoes in my CSA box the last couple of boxes and I keep forgetting to use them. So, before they went bad I ended up making some freezer mashed potatoes (since I had some Philadelphia Cooking Creme to use up too) and I also made some really kicking chicken lo mein with some quinoa noodles I got earlier in the week and some chicken I had in the freezer. The only downside to the lo mein "kit" is that I didn't have any cabbage to shred and freeze with the veggies (always freeze veggies separate in stir fry kits and such so they'll stay crunchy and not turn into mush and ALWAYS freeze them fresh, not cooked and then just do the last bit of cooking on serving day :), but I'm going to have to buy some cabbages to make sauerkraut with anyway, so next time it goes on sale I'll just get enough for both projects. And then I cut up the rhubarb my neighbor gave me finally and froze that and I also cut up and froze some broccoli I had from my CSA box too (husband being out of town, I haven't been cooking as many elaborate meals as normal...PB&J will work for me when he's out of town for a meal).
I also decided, since I have enough cooked chicken from the freezer, that I'm just going to put a couple of the projects I was planning on hold (until tomorrow maybe) and make some chicken with wild rice soup. My son will eat the solids out of soup and he loves rice, so I figure it's a win win type of scenario :).
So here's what I've done so far today...
2 Recipes White Sauce (from the book Fix, Freeze, Take & Bake)
1 Whole Grain Gluten Free Bread (made from Bob's Red Mill Mix)
1 Recipe Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten free)
1 Recipe Cannelloni w/cheese sauce from (from Fix and Freeze...with modifications to use gluten free products)
pork fried rice (From Fix and Freeze)
Peach Crisp (with gluten modifications from "Fix and Freeze")
Pancakes (from mix)
And there you are. My list so far. I'm hoping to still get thing white sauce and the soup made tonight, but we'll see how I do. I'm really starting to run out of steam and my cough is coming back, so I'll see how far I get.