Freezer Cooking and Catch-Up

Today Heather and Carrie came over for some freezer cooking. Nicki joined us later too for the conversation.  It was fun to see them all and meet Carrie’s little Nick! (He was sooo good!)

I don’t think we had been together for awhile (maybe since Carrie’s shower in January?). So it was fun to catch up!  And we are going to try and get together again next month too.

Our freezers are now stocked with Sausage and Tortellini Soup, Ice Cream cakes, Stuffed Red Peppers, Not-So-Sloppy Sloppy Joes, Deep Dish Pizza, Turkey and Jack Chimichangas – Plus we made apple crisp.  YUMMM!!! 

Spaghetti Sauce

I made this recipe that I got from Nicki tonight. It was very good. Definitely beats the stuff out of the jar! I know, it’s pretty sad, that that is how I’ve made spaghetti up until now! This is easy, and makes a ton! So I have at least 2 more dinners worth in the freezer!

Spaghetti Sauce
From Nicki

2lb. hamburger or Italian sausage
2-15 oz. cans tomato sauce
4-6 oz. cans tomato paste
2 envelopes Italian style sauce mix—any flavor
2 sm. cans sliced mushrooms, drained (I didn’t add any)
2 c. water
1c. red wine
1 Tbsp. sugar (I forgot to add this, but didn’t notice)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Onion, chopped—as much as you like. (I used about 3/4 of a large onion)
Green pepper, chopped—as much as you like (I used about 1 1/2)

Brown hamburger. Mix in rest of ingredients. Simmer for about an hour.

Notes from Nicki:
This recipe already doubled. Makes a nice big pot of sauce. Usually enough to eat and freeze for about 2 more meals. I usually throw in whatever I think might taste good!!

This is about 4 points per serving.