Posts Tagged ‘freezer cooking’

My first recipe to share is a freezer meal.  Just mix the ingredients together and pour into a freezer baggie along with the pork chops.  Toss in the freezer.  When you are ready to make the meal, just thaw the baggie (I turn it occasionally to coat evenly) and bake.  If your pork comes from the butcher (or farm) already frozen no problem.  Mix ingredients in the baggie and add the frozen chops.  They don’t marinade while in the freezer so it makes no difference.

Honey Pork Chops  makes 4

Mix in a freezer baggie:

1/2 c honey                       1/4 c cider vinegar

1/4 t ginger                          1 t garlic powder (not salt)

2 T soy sauce                      pepper to taste

Put 4 pork chops (loin or shoulder) into baggie.   Seal and smoosh around.  Toss in freezer.

To cook:  thaw chops, then put in shallow roasting pan and bake 350F for 30-40 minutes.  Turn half way through.

I’ve discovered another delicious apple cake recipe.  It smells like apple pie when it goes in the oven.  Can never have too many apple cake recipes this time of the year.

Apple Cake

1 c butter                                     1 1/2 c br sugar

4 eggs                                             2 1/2 c flour

2 t  cinnamon                             2 t bk powder

1/2 t bk soda                              1/2 t salt

6 apples, peeled, and diced -I used Paula Red

Combine the butter, sugar and eggs and beat until fluffy.  In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.  Carefully add to wet ingredients.  Mix until just combined.  Stir in apple pieces.  Pour into greased bundt pan.

Bake 350F for 60 minutes

This cake could be glazed like my pound cake recipe or a runny caramel icing would by good.

This was supper on Friday night.  A zero mile meal  🙂   Honey shoulder chops, the last of the yellow beans, scalloped potatoes, and apple cake for dessert.

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Another Yarn Along this week.  Congrats to Ginny and her family for the safe arrival of their little one!

I wish the colour would show up better.  When I have the sweater done, I’ll have to take Ella outside and see if it photographs better.  It really is a beautiful marine blue -should be gorgeous with Ella’s blue eyes.  As you can see, my big girl February Baby sweater is coming along well.

I just finished A Knitter’s Home Companion.  It was ok.  Not great, but certainly not the worst I’ve ever read.  I haven’t decided if I’m keeping the book or whether I’ll put it into the library donation box.  It does have one slipper pattern that I’m interested in trying.

And here’s a recipe.  I thought I had put this online before, but now I can’t find it.  This recipe also works for freezer cooking.  Just pour everything in a Ziploc baggie and toss in the freezer.  Thaw, shake and pour into your pan when you want to bake.

Crustless Quiche

4 eggs                                                1 3/4 c milk -any kind

1/2 c flour                                       pinch of salt

1/2 t bk powder                           1 1/2 c shredded cheese

filling of your choice

Mix together everything (custard) but cheese and filling.  Arrange filling and cheese in a greased 9-10 inch pie plate.  Set pie plate on oven rack and pour in custard.   Bake 350F for 50-60 minutes.  Let it stand for a couple of minutes before slicing.

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