Main Course

Pork Chops and Veggies

Ingredients

Bone-In Pork Chops

1pkg Mushrooms

1lb Bag of Carrots

1 Large Yellow Onion

Garlic Salt

Pepper

Olive Oil

Instructions

Season the pork chops with garlic salt and pepper then brown them in a skillet with a little olive oil in it. Cook about 4 minutes on each side. When brown on each side place chops in a 9×13 baking dish (or a foil pan for a freezer meal!). Peel and chunk the carrots and onions and throw on top of the meat. Next wash and chunk the mushrooms. Next drizzle olive oil over the top and sprinkle a little more pepper and garlic salt. (We love garlic, use regular salt if you don’t).Cover with foil.  Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes with foil on. If using it as a freezer meal, set it in fridge the night before to thaw. Keep foil on and bake at 350 degrees for 50 Minutes. Super easy and flavorful! 

Main Course, Recipes

Stir Fry

This recipe is fairly quick. I’m talking less than 30 minutes! My husband’s Aunt Amy taught me to make my rice the day before. It frys up so much better. After the rice is cooked, place it in the fridge and get out when ready to cook. You can store in a sealed bowl or Ziploc bag. Now I am a planner, but sometimes what I have planned is not what everyone wants! So on these occasions I make my rice, place on cookie sheet, and pop in freezer for 10-15 minutes while I cook the rest.

I use cheap cuts of steak since beef is SO expensive and I have a family of 8 to feed! I am always on the look out for “Manager Special” meats since they are dramatically reduced in price! Just make sure you throw the meat in freezer if you aren’t cooking right away! Remember to cut veggies, meats, and rice in half for a smaller family!

Ingredients

3 Bags Stir Fry Frozen Veggies

2-3lbs Chicken Breast

5-6 Steaks (Flat Iron or Skirt Steak Cuts)

4 Eggs

Stick of Butter

Soy Sauce

Teriyaki Sauce

4 C. Instant Rice

Turn on oven to 350 degrees and once it’s at temp shut oven off. If you haven’t made the rice start it now. While that’s going cut off fat off the meats and slice into strips. Place a Tbsp of butter in the skillet and when melted throw in chicken. Add salt and pepper. Cook chicken for 5-10 minutes, depending on thickness of your slices. I have a meat thermometer! When chicken is done place on a cookie sheet. By this time the rice should be ready for the freezer!

Next, add another Tbsp of butter and cook the steak. Salt and pepper and add a few shakes of Teriyaki sauce. Remember, steak doesn’t take long to cook at all! Depending on strip size it should be less than 5 minutes. Place steak on cookie sheet with chicken and back in the oven it goes.

Time for the veggies! Add to the pan and cover for a 2 minutes. Uncover, and let cook another 2-3 minutes. When ready place on the cookie sheet with meats and keep warm in oven.

Add 2 Tbsp of butter to skillet. Beat the eggs and cook. When eggs are done add the rice and a few shakes of Soy Sauce and fry away. This take about 5 minutes. If the rice starts sticking to bottom of skillet add another Tbsp or 2 of butter. Grab cookie sheet from oven when rice is about done.

Time to plate up! Pile everything on in any order your heart desires and enjoy!

Main Course, Recipes

Chicken Parmesan

This Chicken Parmesan is one of my kids favorite meals! I love it because it’s super easy, cheap, filling, and can be served different ways. As a mom with lots of kids to feed, I’m always looking for bulk chicken breast packages at the grocery store. Luckly, a few weeks ago I was able to stock my freezer from a sale! Here is the easy recipe.

Ingredients:

Chicken Breast 3-4lbs

Box Panko Bread Crumbs

8 ozParmesan Cheese

Silced Provolone Cheese

Spaghetti Sauce 24-45 oz (depending on how many you are cooking for. We use 45oz for 8 people)

Spaghetti Noodles

Italian Dressing

Salt and Pepper

Directions

As a busy mom, planning is extremely important to make our evenings less stressful! When I buy my bulk chicken breast I always put some in a freezer bag with Italian dressing. It’s a great easy and quick marinade perfect for this recipe.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

I slice the chicken breast into thinner pieces so their not so thick. If you didn’t marinate your chicken, don’t worry. You can dip your chicken into milk or Italian dressing after their cut. Add bread crumbs and shredded parmesan cheese to a bowl. Next coat the chicken with the crumb mixture and place on sprayed baking sheet. Add salt and pepper to the tops and place into oven. Bake for 30-40 minutes, depending on how thick your chicken breast are. While baking, boil spaghetti noodles and warm the spaghetti sauce in a pan. Once chicken is done I always spoon on sauce to the top and add my provolone cheese. Put the trays back into oven (with oven off) and let cheese melt while it’s still warm.

While cheese it melting it’s time to plate it all up! Place noodles onto the plate and add sauce. Next place a piece of the chicken to the top! That’s it, your done and it was super easy!!

To switch it up you can add the parmesan chicken and sauce to a hoagie bun for a sandwich. Or you can add to a pile of mashed potatoes. Enjoy!!