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5 Freezer meal chicken thighs and drumstick bags!

Honey Garlic Chicken drumsticks
8-10 chicken drumsticks
1 cup chopped onions
1/3 c. Honey
3 garlic cloves minced
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbsp olive oil
In a gallon freezer bag place chicken and drizzle with olive oil. Mix all seasoning in a bowl and pour over chicken. Seal bag and smoosh around until the seasoning is well distributed over each chicken. Remove all air from bag and seal well. Place into a baking sheet and freeze.

When ready to cook take out and place into baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes until chicken is cooked through. (You don’t need to thaw just throw in and bake! You can also do crock pot but this is best thawed. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 3-4. Serve with green beans and rice for the perfect dinner!

Sesame Chicken drumsticks

    8-10 chicken drumsticks
    2 inch piece ginger peeled and grated
    4 green onions chopped
    1/2 cup soy sauce
    1/3 cup brown sugar
    1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
    1 tsp toasted sesame oil
    1/2 tsp chili flakes
    1/2 tsp sesame seeds

In a gallon freezer bag place chicken and add in each ingredient. Then seal bag and smoosh until mixed well and evenly distributed. Freeze in baking sheet.

To cook in crockpot thaw and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4.

For baking place into baking dish and preheat oven to 400 degrees bake for 45-60 minutes until cooked through. Serve over rice with Asian veggies. Enjoy!

Cilantro lime chicken thighs

    6-8 chicken thighs
    4 garlic cloves minced
    1/4 c. Chopped cilantro
    3 tbsp lime juice
    1 tsp cumin
    1 tsp chili flakes
    Pinch of salt and pepper

In a gallon freezer bag place chicken and drizzle with olive oil. Add all ingredients into bag and seal. Mix until well distributed. Remove all air from bag and freeze.

To bake place into oven at 425 degrees 45-60 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

In crock pot place thawed chicken and cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 6-8 until chicken is cooked through.

Herb chicken thighs

  • 6-8 chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 6-8 garlic cloves
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

In a gallon freezer bag place chicken and drizzle with olive oil. In bowl mix all ingredients then pour into bag. Seal and smoosh chicken until seasoning is well distributed. Place into baking sheet and freeze. To cook place into baking dish and bake at 425 degrees for 45-60 minutes until chicken is cooked clear through. At 30 mins make sure to pull chicken apart so it cooks evenly.

To make in crockpot thaw and place into crockpot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours until cooked clear through.

Sticky Orange Chicken

  • 8-10 drumsticks
  • 1/4 c. Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

To bake place into baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes. At the 30 min mark make sure to arrange ch Ike. So they cook evenly.

In crockpot thaw and place into cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4.

Dinner · Meat

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Ingredients: 

6 beef short ribs
4 whole carrots peeled, chopped and halved
4 celery stalks chopped into 2 inch pieces
4 garlic cloves smashed and chopped
1 bag frozen perl onions
2 cups red cooking wine
2 cups beef broth
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 sprigs fresh thyme
3 bay leaves
salt and pepper
olive oil
1/2 white onion chopped
1 pack polenta
1 garlic bulb 

First  preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place ribs onto cutting board and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and rub into meat.
In a dutch oven drizzle with olive oil and heat to hot. Place ribs into pot and sear each side for about a minute and half on each side. Remove and place onto plate.
Crush and dice the garlic cloves and dice the half of white onion. Add into same dutch oven on medium heat so you dont burn the garlic. Saute until soft about a minute. Then add in the carrots that are peeled, chopped into 3 inch chunks and sliced in half. Do the same with the celery. Saute for another minute. Then add in wine and beef broth and bring to a boil. Add the ribs back into pot. Then add in fresh rosemary, thyme and bay leaves. Pour int he pearl onions and mix. Make sure all the meat is submerged. Then place lid on and place into oven for 3 hours.
For roasted garlic slice tops of bulb off to expose top of each garlic clove. Then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt. Wrap in tin foil and place into oven for an hour with the short ribs. (not in pot) 

For polenta I like to slice into thin pieces and heat in a skillet adding a little milk at a time until creamy. Once garlic is done squeeze out 3-4 garlic cloves and mash with fork. Then add to polenta. Add fresh thyme and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. 

When ribs are done. Remove the ribs and veggies and place onto platter. With the remaining liquid add in 1/4 cup water with 2 tbsp corn starch and bring to a boil. Stir and boil until it becomes a thick gravy.
To assemble place polenta in bottom of bowl place ribs on top with veggies and cover with gravy. Enjoy! 

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Gumbo

You’ll need:

1 large chicken breast cooked and diced

2 links smoked sausage cut into 2 inch slices

1 lb uncooked shrimp tail on

1 cup celery

4 garlic cloves minced

1/2 pablano pepper diced

1 yellow onion diced

1 tsp dried thyme

1 14oz can diced tomatoes

1-2 Cajun style flavor cube McCormick (in seasoning isle)

6 cups water

1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup butter

Green onions chopped

2 cups uncooked brown rice

First chop all veggies and slice meats. In a Dutch oven add in chopped onions and minced garlic and drizzle with olive oil. Sauté until soft the. Add in chopped pepper and celery. Cook for a few minutes until they are soft then remove and place into bowl. Add in butter and melt and then slowly add in the flour and make a past. As soon as paste forms add in water slowly stirring until you have all water in. Add flavor cube and stir. Start with one cub and once gets boiling taste of you need to add a second one do that after it has been boiling for at least 10 minutes. Add in all veggies, seasoning, can tomatoes, cubed chicken and sliced smoked sausage. (Don’t add shrimp at this time) Bring everything to a boil and let boil for 12-15 minutes stirring occasionally. Cook rice as directed separately. After boiling for 15 minutes add in shrimp and boil another 3-5 minutes remove from heat. If it doesn’t have enough spice you can add some Cayenne pepper and salt and pepper to taste. Then to serve place rice in bowl and top with gumbo sprinkle on chopped fresh green onions and enjoy!!!

Dinner · Lunch · Meat · Uncategorized

Hamburger skillet

You’ll need: (this makes two meals so throw one in your freezer)

2 lbs burger

2 15.5oz cans diced tomatoes

1 bag frozen mixed veggies

1 medium yellow onion diced

2 cups beef stock

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp garlic powder

Salt and pepper to taste

1 lb grated mozzarella

2 tbsp dried parsley flakes

Directions:

Brown burger and drain. Dice onions and add to skillet and sauté until onions are tender. Then add the canned tomatoes, frozen veggies and beef stock. Bring to a boil and add in spices. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Place half the mix in a freezer container and cover with half the mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with parsley. (Cover with foil and freeze for a crazy night you don’t have time to cook)

With remaining mix in pan spread even and cover with cheese and sprinkle with parsley place under the boiler just u til cheese is melted . Serve with garlic bread and side salad! Enjoy!

Dinner · Lunch · Meat · Soups · Uncategorized

Honey Soy ham steaks & black eyed peas

You’ll need:

2 ham steaks

1 small sweet onion diced

4 garlic cloves minced

4-6 tbsp olive oil

4 cups fresh chopped kale stem removed

3 cups cooked black eyed peas

Salt and pepper

1/4 cup maple syrup

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp soy sauce

First drizzle pan with olive oil. Heat and place ham steaks one at a time into pan. Heat each side about 3-4 minutes in high medium heat and brown both sides of ham steaks. Remove and set aside.

Chop onion and garlic and add to pan. (If there is chared pieces in pan remove and add a little more olive oil so your not burning)

On medium heat cook onions and garlic until soft. Add in salt and pepper to taste. Then add in kale, heat until kale is wilted. Then move to side of pan and add black eyed peas and cook on high for 1-2 minutes to brown peas just a little. Remove and pour onto serving tray.

Mix honey, brown sugar and soy. Add steaks back into pan and pour sauce over steaks turn steaks and cook another 3-4 minutes until sauce is bubbling and begans to reduce. Then place steaks over the peas and kale. Pour sauce over top of steaks and beans. We’ve hot. Enjoy!!

Dinner · Lunch · Meat · Uncategorized

Mozzarella stuffed meatballs

You’ll need:

2 lbs beef 90/20 the good stuff

1/2 cup shreds motz

2 eggs

1 tbs basil

1 tbs oregano

1 tsp garlic powder

4 garlic cloves minced

2/3 cup Parmesan cheese

1 cup Italian bread crumbs

Salt and pepper to taste

Mix everything in a bowl until there are no clumps. Then roll into 2 inch balls, then poke hole in center and rotate meatball to open center up. Take cheese and insert into middle and close and roll until you can’t see cheese and it’s fully closed. Place into a skillet with a little olive oil and brown in both sides. Then place into oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove and set aside.

To make sauce chop garlic cloves and sauté in olive oil until soft. Then pour in your choice of sauce. You can also make Italian sausage and add! Yum! Then add meatballs to sauce and let cook in low to meld flavors. Serve over pasta!

Dinner · low carb · Low Carb Dish · Meat

Beef & broccoli

You’ll need:

1 lb sirloin steak (or cheap thinner cut)

2 broccoli heads (cut off florets in bigger chunks)

8 garlic cloves crushed and rough chopped

1 large sweet yellow onion big chunks

6-8 baby portabella mushrooms cut in half

1/3 cup olive oil

3-4 tsp Fresh ground pepper

Salt to taste

1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce

4 tbsp fish sauce

3 tbsp hoisen sauce

2 tbsp sesame seeds

First slice steak into thin strips. In a sauté pan on medium heat place steak and drizzle with olive oil 3-4 tbsp. Sprinkle generously with pepper. Then smash 8 garlic cloves and give a rough chop. Place into pan on top of steak. Chop onions into bigger quarters and place on top of steak, then add the broccoli florets about 4 cups bigger chunks. Cover and let cook about 2 minutes. Meanwhile Mix soy sauce, 2 tbsp olive oil, fish sauce and hoisen sauce then pour over top all veggies and meat. Mix well and let cook another 4-5 minutes. (about 10-12 minutes for steak total) sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

You can make some brown rice and serve over top or brown rice noodles.

Enjoy!

Dinner · low carb · Low Carb Dish · Lunch · Meat · Sweet Potato Turkey burger · Uncategorized

Sweet Potato Turkey burgers

Ingredients:

2 medium sweet potatoes

1 pound ground turkey

1 egg

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp Mexican chili powder (or child powder)

Salt to taste but just a tad

6 leaves of ice burg lettuce

1 Roma tomato

Cilantro

Radishes

1 avocado

1/4 cup whit wine vinegar

3/4 cup olive oil light

1 lemon

Burger:

First you must roast the sweet potatoes you can do this in the oven by poking holes with fork and placing onto pan in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 1 hour.

(For quick cook in microwave poke holes place into bowl with a little water and microwave for 6-10 minutes until soft)

Then remove flesh of potato and place into bowl. Add the turkey, seasonings, egg and cheese. Mix well with ya DS and make into patties. (They will seem sticky but they will cook well)

Place into a pan drizzled with olive oil cook on medium heat 4-6 minutes on each side. They should start to brown before you flip so they don’t fall apart.

Sauce:

In a blender or food processor add olive oil, vinegar, squeezed lemon juice, avocado (remove skin and seed). You can add a few fresh cilantro leaves for an extra freshness. Then blend until smooth.

To assemble:

Place a lettuce leaf on a plate then place turkey burger, too with your choice of toppings. Tomato, cilantro, sliced radishes and cilantro. Drizzle with sauce and wrap up and enjoy! Serve with a side salad! Enjoy!

Dinner · InstaPot · Low Carb Dish · Lunch · Meat

Guinness Instapot Corned beef

You’ll need:

4 lbs corned beef brisket package with seasoning.

1 14.9oz can Guinness

1 medium yellow onion cubed

2 large carrots cubed

3 celery stalks halved

4 red potatoes halved

1/2 he’d of cabbage quartered and placed inside.

Pickling seasoning from packet (or your own)

Than place everything into you instantpot and turn on high setting and cook for 60 minutes. I did two roasts and doubled recipe and it was perfect fall apart juicy I almost couldn’t control myself with stuffing it my mouth as I was trying to put in into the serving platter!🤣

To make Ruben Sandwich out of the corned beef. see Rubens recipe.

To serve place into platter slice or shred and serve with veggies and crusty Irish bread and a cheese dip! Yum (see Guinness cheese dip recipe) 😉