I got energetic and made up some freezer meals today. The recipes are from Saving Dinner. I have used these before with my sister, Jane. I think one time we did about 30 meals each over a weekend. I only did 10 today. I purchased a subscription where I get 10 new recipes each month - this month was chicken.
Here are most of the ingredients after I did the prep - cutting and dicing veggies. Each recipe used about 1 1/2 pounds of chicken so I looked like I was have a big barbecue when I did my shopping yesterday - 8 packages of chicken breasts and chicken tenderloins. Some of the recipes use the whole chicken breasts, some used strips (I used the tenderloins for those - less cutting) and some required I cut it up into 1 inch cubes. I started with the ones that used the whole breasts because if I had miscalculated on the amount of chicken it would be easier to 'adjust' the 1 inch cubes than a whole breast :-) As it turned out I used only 1 lb of the cubes for a couple stew recipes so I had enough chicken left to make some Thai Chicken in the crock pot for supper.
That does not include all the spices. Saving dinner recipes use a lot of spices and interesting ingredients like Thai Chili Paste.
And only 1 casualty. I dropped a couple clean Corelle saucers and one shattered all over the counter. Thankfully there was no open food around or I would have had to toss it as the saucer shattered into slivers. I was done with the meals and emptying the dishwasher - of course it was a clean dish that broke!
And in the two crockpots -One has Aloo gobi (I understand it is an Indian dish - potatoes and cauliflower with a spicy tomato sauce) and Thai chicken in the other. I 'm pretty sure I should have some pita bread or coucous or something to go with it all - but not tonight. This lady is done cooking for the day. And I think a blizzard is headed this way tonight - the DQ kind.