TWO recipes on the blog in one week?!? That's a record for me lately. Usually the only time I bake these days is when I am taking a meal to someone, or if I am getting paid to make cupcakes. :) I have really been trying to stock our freezer with meals, snacks and breakfast food the last couple weeks. Although I have had a better pregnancy than the last two, there are still some very rough days. I can't tell you how awesome it is to have home-cooked meals to throw in the oven so my family can eat well if I'm not up for cooking. When I first mentioned this freezer idea to Landon he thought I was crazy and that all the meals would be freezer burnt. Last night while eating his baked spaghetti, he said "wow honey, this freezer meal idea is fantastic". Men.
Here's what's in our freezer right now and some links to a few recipes!
Pioneer Woman Sloppy Joes - I made these with turkey and froze in individual portions. I also froze some leftover hamburger/hotdog buns to pair with these! It's perfect to make Landon a hot sandwich when he gets home from work. It's one of our staple recipes.
Baked Spaghetti - Just penne noodles (cooked), homemade meat sauce, cheddar and parmesan cheese Bake at 350 until warmed through! This is always a kid favorite around here.
Poppyseed Chicken Casserole - love this recipe - I also layered white rice on the bottom of the dishes before layering the casserole.
Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos - Another staple - I usually leave the onions, cilantro and green salsa out for the kids. I made a double batch of these and we are tearing through them.
Spiced Peach Muffins - I'm a Georgia Girl at heart. I miss a lot of things about that place, but I really miss the peaches. My mother-in-law was so nice to pick all of us sisters up some peaches from Porter. They are amazing. About as close to Georgia peaches as you can get here in Oklahoma, so naturally I just had to make some peach muffins. These are spiced - which Landon wasn't a huge fan of, but you could omit the allspice and nutmeg to suit your taste. I really enjoyed these - they tasted like a peach pie/cobbler right out of the oven!
Spiced Peach Muffins
(makes 20-24 muffins)
4 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon allspice (optional)
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
1 teaspoon cinnamon (if you leave out the other spices, you may want to add extra cinnamon)
3/4 cup canola/vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups milk
4 peaches, diced
granulated sugar for toping ( i used raw turbinado sugar)
Preheat oven to 375 Grease (or line) muffin pans.
Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, brown sugar and spices into a large bowl. Stir in the eggs, oil and milk. Gently fold in the fruit. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes until done.