Sunday, February 5, 2012

Freezer Recipes

I have had lots of requests lately for my freezer recipes and tips. Not sure what all everyone wanted but here are a few.

Potato, Broccoli and Cheese Bake
Be sure and double or triple this recipe for additional meals from the freezer
4 potatoes --sliced
1 head broccoli
1 can broccoli and cheese soup
2 cans milk -- aprox. to cover

Here's an easy recipe, and it freezes just fine when using cooked potatoes and reheating in the oven. No exact amount because I just slop it together. In a casserole, put a few (4-5) sliced potatoes, the florets from a head of broccoli (blanched), a can of cream of broccoli and cheese oup, and enough milk to make the soup cover the veggies. I throw in a handful or two of shredded cheddar cheese too. Cover, label and freeze.
For Crockpot: use raw potatoes and cook for 2-3 hours or till done. Freeze after cooking.

Baked Potato Soup

Serves 20
1 medium onion - chopped fine
4 Tbsp. butter or olive oil
10 baked potatoes - chopped coarsley
1 quart chicken stock
1/2 gallon milk - any

Saute' onion in butter, put onion and potatoes in food processor or blender. Add chicken stock. Pulse, add milk and process until desired smoothness. I like it slightly lumpy. You might find it easier to blend ingredients while cool and reheat. Freeze at this point. Some people do not like potato soup once it has been frozen, my family likes it just fine!
Suggested garnishes: chopped green or red onion, bacon bits, grated cheeses, sour cream - whatever your heart desires!

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