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10 Months After the Original Mystery Freezer Meal Stories

I did not leave my townhouse today, though I did get dressed. I have to admit that I napped off and on today. However, I did get some things done.

One thing that I needed to do was inventory what I have in my freezer. I added things to the freezer before I left so I did not come home to food that needed to be thrown away, so I had some things that needed for me to tend to them. As I rearranged everything, I found some things that I could assemble into some meals for the week.

  • Cooked chicken breast, onion, corn tortillas, and shredded cheddar cheese from the freezer became a stacked chicken enchilada casserole with the addition of a can of enchilada sauce from the pantry. It is in the refrigerator ready to bake later.
  • Sicilian sausage links, sweet peppers, and small cherry tomatoes from the freezer were added to a pot with fresh onion and garlic saute in a bit of olive oil. With the addition of a can of tomato puree and dried basil, it is a flavorful pasta sauce for later.
  • An uncooked small Asian meatloaf (turkey-based) was combined with two Thai Turkey burgers. They were made into small meatballs and baked in the oven. Back in the freezer, they can now be used for a variety of things, including adding to chicken broth for a soup starter .

Once again, I have seemed to collect enough food to last a life time, as was the case in January, when I wrote about my Mystery Freezer Dinners ( click link to read more ).

The biggest difference is that everything that is in my freezer right now is not a mystery, so I know exactly what each container or package holds.

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For more recipe concoctions with the food I found in my freezer, you may want to check out these articles:

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© 2015 Coral Levang


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Comments

wolfgirl569 wrote on November 22, 2015, 10:25 PM

Glad you were able to relax and still get some things done

Rufuszen wrote on November 23, 2015, 5:01 AM

My freezer is full and I think I know what everything is!

Feisty56 wrote on November 23, 2015, 9:13 AM

The napping seemed to spur your culinary creative juices -- everything you've put together sounds fabulous -- not a boring meal in the bunch!

markgraham wrote on November 23, 2015, 9:14 AM

We all need days like that and the imagination you have with food.

CoralLevang wrote on November 23, 2015, 9:28 AM

Thanks, wolfgirl569 . emoticon :smile:

CoralLevang wrote on November 23, 2015, 9:30 AM

There was a time, Rufuszen , that I had no idea what was what. And because it had been in there for months, it was unrecognizable in the the package/foil.

CoralLevang wrote on November 23, 2015, 9:30 AM

Feisty56 The boring ones are not meals that I talk about. emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on November 23, 2015, 9:31 AM

markgraham I see it as a puzzle. It's always been how I cook.

Rufuszen wrote on November 23, 2015, 9:46 AM

I got a marker pen, but I don't always use it!

markgraham wrote on November 23, 2015, 9:48 AM

That makes it interesting.

BarbRad wrote on November 24, 2015, 1:01 AM

Someday soon I will have to tackle my freezer again. All of them.

CoralLevang wrote on November 24, 2015, 7:31 AM

I am so sorry, but I have to tell you that your comment made me chuckle. emoticon :smile:

Paulie wrote on November 25, 2015, 3:44 AM

I have lived in Thailand so long, but I have never had or heard of a Thai turkey burger. What exactly is it?

CoralLevang wrote on November 25, 2015, 4:18 AM

Green onion, cilantro, ginger, jalapeno pepper--chopped up in food processor. I add that to ground turkey (raw) with some fish sauce. Then I make them into patties. Grilled are how I like them best. I make up a mayonaisse and sriracha sauce and put it on a big onion roll with a burger and lettuce and tomato