Winter Freezer Meals

 So the time has come when we all turn towards home.  The winter season is here, the holidays are over and these are the days when we seek comfort and warmth from our favorite surroundings and from our favorite foods.  We ear differently in the winter then we do at other times of the year.  At our house we eat more casseroles and cheesy delights.  I have put together 4 of our favorite meals ready to eat or freeze to make those cold winter nights super easy!  

And of course you cant forget about your crock-pot, this little guy creates the tastiest meals and helps make dinner time super easy.

Below you will find all the recipes along with the video that takes you step by step to help you create these meals at home.  Click below!


Sausage and Peppers
6-8  hot and mild sausages
1 green pepper sliced
1 red pepper sliced
1 small onion sliced
homemade or bottled tomato sauce about 24oz
Layer ingredients in crock pot.  Cook on high for 2 hours reduce temp to low and cook an additional 3 hours.  Serve on soft Italian rolls.

Baked Spaghetti
1.5 lbs ground meat
1 cup onions chopped
3 cloves chopped garlic
1 24 oz jar tomato sauce
1 16oz jar Alfredo sauce
1 can fire roasted tomatoes 14oz
1lb spaghetti pasta
2 cups shredded Italian Cheese
Cook pasta according to pkg directions.  In a large pan cook meat, onions and garlic until veggies are soft and meat is browned.
In a large combine the meat veggies, jarred sauces, roasted tomatoes, pasta and one cup cheese.  Spoon into prepared dishes and cover with remaining cheese.  Bake in 375 oven for 35 mins.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole
1 25oz pkg of flour tortillas
1 can cream of chicken soup
8oz of sour cream
1 4oz can of green chilies
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1 tp salt
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp pepper
2-3 cups cooked shredded chicken
In a large bowl combine the soup, sour cream, chilies, 1 cup cheese, and half of the green onions.  Cut flour tortillas in small pieces and put in bottom of prepared baking dish. Cover with half of the meat mixture and repeat layers ending with remaining flour tortilla, cheese and green onions.  Bake in 375 oven for 35 mins.

Chicken and Rice Casserole
1 package long-grain wild rice 
1 medium onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 package fresh sliced mushrooms
1 cup frozen mixed veggies
2 cups cooked shredded chicken
1/2 1 cup mayonnaise
2 cups shredded Cheddar
1 small can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2-1 cup sour cream
10-15 Ritz crackers crushed
Prepare rice according to package directions. Saute the onions, peppers and mushrooms in a large pan until soft.  Combine all ingredients in a large bowl except for the crackers and 1 cup of cheese.  Spoon into prepared baking dish and cover with crushed crackers and cheese.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for 35 minutes.

Enjoy the recipes and this time with your families!

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