Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Party #13

Its crazy to think we've had 13 freezer meal cooking parties so far! We have so much fun and love having a stocked freezer full of yummy meals!
This past meal was a 'grilling theme' and a lot of us had the same idea on using pork for a change! We don't use pork much for the traditional meals because the cost can add up fast when you have a lot of additional ingerdients, but this was the chance to use it!
We had one repeat "Mindy's Chicken BBQ Packets."

Our next party is in July and our theme is to "make a recipe you've never tried before!" Should be a good one!

We'd love to hear your feedback if you've tried any of our recipes, just leave us your thoughts in the comment section!
Stay tuned for lots more recipes!

Teriyaki Marinade from Lydia

 (can be used with any meat – we tried Pork)
1/3 Cup Water
1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
1/3 Cup Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon Crushed Garlic
½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

When freezing, place meat of choice in ziplock bag.  Place all ingredients in bag and mix together.

Freezer Instructions:  Double bag with freezer bag to avoid freezer burn.
Cooking Instructions:  Thaw.  Grill meat as desired, basting with left over marinade.

Grilled Summer Pork Chops from Katie

4 Pork Loins, boneless
4 teaspoons Fresh Minced Onion
1 teaspoon Chili Powder
1 Clove Minced Garlic
½ teaspoon dried Oregano
½ teaspoon Paprika
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
½ Cup BBQ Sauce
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

In bowl combine Onion, Chili Powder, Garlic, Oregano, Paprika, and Cayenne Pepper.  Rub on both sides of Pork.  Place Pork mixture in ziplock bag. Mix together Lemon Juice and BBQ Sauce.  Place in separate ziplock bag.

Pork Marinade from Rochelle

4-6 pieces Pork ¼ teaspoon Dry Mustard
1 ½ Cups Brown Sugar
¾ Cup Chile Sauce
¾ Cup Pineapple Juice
2 teaspoons White Sugar

Mix together all ingredients minus pork in large ziplock bag.  Add in meat, mix again.

Freezer Instructions: Double bag with freezer bag to avoid freezer burn.
Cooking Instructions:  Thaw.  Grill until desired doneness.

Montreal Steak Marinade from Susanne

2-3lbs meat of choice (Beef, Pork, or Lamb – we used Pork)
1 package Grill Mates Montreal Steak Marinade
¼ Cup Oil
¼ Cup Water
2 Tablespoons Red Wine or White Vinegar

Place all ingredients besides meat in large ziplock bag.  Mix well, then add meat and mix again. 

Freezer Instructions:  Double bag with freezer bag to avoid freezer burn.
Cooking Instructions:  Thaw.  Grill, broil or bake until desired doneness, basting with leftover marinade.

Beer Can Chicken from Amanda

this recipe got a little messy, we had lots of laughs making this one!!

1 4-5lb Whole Chicken
1 teaspoon Paprika
1 Tablespoon Salt
1 teaspoon dry Yellow Mustard
1 teaspoon Brown Sugar
¼ teaspoon Pepper
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Onion Powder
1 can Beer
1 medium size potato

Mix dry ingredients together and run chicken inside and out..

Freezer Instructions:  Wrap chicken in saran wrap and place in freezer bag.  Store potato and beer for later. (NOT IN FREEZER)
Cooking Instructions:  Thaw.  Open can of beer and drink/dispose half of it.  Insert can into the “butt” (largest part) of chicken.  Cut potato to fit into neck (used to keep moisture in).  With the chicken resting on the upright can put in grill, place on the opposite side of on burner.  Grill for 2 hours at 350 degrees.  Carefully remove can, carve and serve. Optional Cooking Method:  With the chicken resting on the upright can place into large roaster.  Bake at 350 degrees in oven for 2 hours.  Carefully remove can, carve and serve.

Hobo Pie Dinners from Lisa

Add the following for one Dinner, as much as desired for servings

Approx 1/4lb Hamburger
Sliced or Chopped Onion
Season Salt (or salt and pepper) Garlic Salt or Powder
Worcestershire Sauce

Cut large sheets of heavy-duty foil.  Spray the bottom of each piece.  Place Hamburger in middle and top with vegetables, seasoning and sauce.  Fold foil to make a packet.

Make as many as wanted/needed.

Freezer Instructions:  Double foil or place packets flat, in freezer ziplock bag to avoid freezer burn.
Cooking Instructions:  Thaw.  Grill for 30-45 minutes (can open up to check).  Before serving poke bottom of packet to drain access water/grease.