Single Freezer Meals: Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving LeftoversTurn your Thanksgiving dinner leftovers into single serving meals that can be frozen and reheated.  So many times I have put the leftovers in their own container in the refrigerator, only to throw them out a week later when they were not used up.  (This post contains affiliate links.  This means that if you purchase a product through a link we have here in the post, we may be compensated at no cost to you.)  

Remember the term ‘TV dinners’?  Create your own!  There are so many types of containers these days that allow us to do just this and save the food for convenient heating and eating later.  Below are a few ideas to help you save the food you worked so hard to make and enjoy it later!

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Chocolate Fudge Pie – Quick and Easy!

Chocolate Fudge PieThanksgiving is right around the corner and Chocolate Fudge Pie is the perfect addition to the Thanksgiving menu!  It uses common ingredients that you probably already have on hand.  It is super easy and tastes great!  It takes less than 15 minutes to get it into the oven and only 40-45 minutes to bake! (This post contains affiliate links.  This means that if you purchase a product through a link we have here in the post, we may be compensated at no cost to you.)  

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Chicken Fajitas Freezer Meal for Two

Oven Baked Chicken Fajita

Making chicken fajitas for two just got easier!  I was able to prepare three chicken fajita meals for two and freeze them for later… in less than an hour.  Let me show you how this was done.  This post contains affiliate links.  This means that if you purchase a product through a link we have here in the post, we may be compensated at no cost to you.  

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The BEST Apple Pie!

Apple PieToday I am going to share my recipe for Apple Pie that started with a basic cookbook that I received from my Grandmother when I was graduating high school.  I won’t tell you how long ago that was, but, rest assured, it was a while ago!  🙂

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I took the basic recipe from the cookbook and made it my own.  In fact some ingredients I really don’t measure out, I just add what I think is enough!  I believe my Dad was the first to fall in love with it, then when he passed I wondered who I would make it for.  Not to worry, it has become a tradition that I make one specifically for my niece every Thanksgiving and Christmas that she takes home as her own!

So, now, I would like to share my recipe with you and hope that you find it as delicious as my family and friends!

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Some of our Favorite Thanksgiving Things!

Favorite Thanksgiving ThingsHere are a few things that we love to use, especially around Thanksgiving!  This post contains affiliate links.  This means that if you purchase a product through a link we have here in the post, we may be compensated at no cost to you.  

Apple Pie Top Cutter

Food Steamer

Kitchen Aid Mixer

Pyrex Food Storage Dishes with Lids

Fall Leaf Decor Confetti

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Save Money Using Discount Gift Cards

Save Money Discount CardsDiscount Gift Cards are a great way to stretch your budget further!  First, it’s important to choose a reputable website, such as giftcardgranny.com. As with any money saving tip, it is best to purchase gift cards for stores where you normally shop.  (This post contains affiliate links in which we may be compensated without any additional cost to you.)

Here are a few ways that discounted gift cards will help your budget go farther:

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Tip of the Week: Benefits of a Food Steamer

Food SteamerHave you ever used a Food Steamer? I have used one for YEARS! Imagine my surprise when I found out last year that my best friends had not ever used them! I now have them hooked and I think you will be too!  This post contains affiliate links, see our disclaimer here.

There are several brands of food steamers available.  I recommend the ones that can be multi-stacked so you can cook a whole meal at once.  Here are just a few benefits that I have experienced:

  • It cooks fish up flaky and moist.  I simply put seasoning salt on it and that is it!
  • Vegetables cook up crispy and flavorful.  (Especially corn-on-the-cob!)
  • You can literally put your whole meal in the steamer, set it and forget it.

Such a healthy and easy way to cook a delicious meal!

Go here to see the type of Food Steamers noted above.  Expand your search to see many more brands, models and prices!

by Lynn

 

 

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Tip of the Week: Washable Refrigerator Shelf Liners

Washable Shelf LinersWashable Refrigerator Liners!  Who would have thought!  🙂 🙂

Have you ever heard of ‘Washable Refrigerator Shelf Liners’?  I hadn’t!  But I am sure glad I found them.  You can cut them to fit anywhere in your fridge, even the door shelves.  I am not a fan of wiping down the inside of the refrigerator, so this cuts that cleaning chore down by a lot.  Just pull these out and wash them and put them back.

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Amazon has multiple patterns and colors here!

I think you will really love them!

by Lynn

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Freezer Cooking: Single Portioned Casseroles

Freezer Cooking

Recently, I stocked my freezer with 16 single serving meals that can be pulled out and put in the oven… and just in time for Fall weather!  Here is the list of the three casseroles that I made.  I won’t supply the complete recipe and instructions here, but here are the links to the recipes on the original websites:

 

 

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Tip of the Week

Chop and Freeze Peppers and Onions!

We use green peppers, multi-colored peppers and onions in a lot of our recipes for dinner.  Even if the recipe doesn’t call for it, I usually add them if appropriate!

What I don’t like doing……………………chopping vegetables!  Just saying!

Peppers and Onions

So, when I get a harvest of peppers from my garden, my neighbor gives me onions from her garden, or either go on sale at the store, I spend a few minutes chopping them up at once. Then I freeze them and get out the needed amount for each recipe.  This one tip saves me a LOT of time when I am putting dinner together! It also keeps me from throwing away fresh vegetables if I don’t need the entire onion or pepper for one recipe (or letting them sit in the fridge until they go bad).

What do you do to help save time when making dinner?

by Lynn

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