Recipe Rut: que the recipes!

I posted a few weeks ago about getting over my fears and tackling some freezer meals. All total I made 29 meals. I thought I had some materials to make a few more marinades (I ran out of meat), but I let the limes and cilantro mold and I have since used the BBQ sauce in another recipe. I planned to make a couple baggies of Cilantro Lime Marinade and a BBQ Marinade using apple cider vinegar and some brown sugar.

I promised another post with the recipes included. I found these recipes from many different sites, and some are my old favorites. Unfortunately I have no idea where to link them to- and many of the recipes I came across had been linked from somewhere else.

Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole
10C cooked rice
4C cooked chicken
4C chopped broccoli
2 cans Cream of Mushroom soup
2 cans Cream of Chicken soup
4C shredded cheese
salt/pepper

Mix and divide into 4 gallon sized freezer bags or 2 large disposable casserole dishes.  Thaw and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30minutes.

**Prep the rice beforehand. I made all 10 cups of rice the day before in the rice cooker.

Cilantro Lime Chicken



1lb. chicken
2Tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 med. limes/juiced
2 med. garlic cloves
2Tbs. fresh cilantro
1/4tsp salt
1/4tsp pepper

Mix all ingredients and pour into freezer bag. Thaw and grill or bake.

Cheesy Enchilada Casserole

1lb. ground beef
2 1/2 cups of salsa
1 can black beans
1/4C. italian salad dressing
2Tbs. taco seasoning
1/4tsp. cumin
6 tortillas
1C. corn (we don't eat corn)
3/4C. sour cream
2C. cheese
1C. lettuce- save for serving
1C. tomato- save for serving

Cook beef. Drain. Stir in salsa, beans, corn, dressing, sour cream, taco seasoning, cumin. Layer in pan- meat, cheese, tortilla, meat cheese. Cover with foil and bake 400 degrees 25 minutes.

The rest of my recipes are really just old favorites... meaning I don't measure.

Manicotti
1 egg, ricotta, mozzarella, garlic salt/powder, onion salt/powder, oregano mixed together and stuffed in shells that are already boiled. Top with spaghetti sauce and bake.

Taco Soup
I throw rotel, taco seasoning, black beans, beef, and really whatever else you have (corn- we don't like corn) and heat in crock pot.

Greek Chicken
Chicken, greek seasoning, lemon juice. Thaw and grill or bake.

Fajita Chicken
Taco seasoning, chicken, lime or lemon juice, and cilantro. Thaw and grill or bake.

Lasagna
I literally just follow the recipe on the box- noodles, meat, mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese and sauce. I always buy oven ready lasagna. No need to boil beforehand- the noodles cook with the juices in the oven.

Chili
I just throw these ingredients into a crock pot.

and to break up the monotony of the chicken and beef, I threw in some pork chops seasoned with worcestershire sauce/olive oil/ and a pork rub. Yum.
If anything hopefully this post gave you more recipe ideas to break up the "what's for dinner?" question we all hear! I know I'm always looking for new recipes to make!

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