Tv dinners there's nothin' else to eat
Tv dinners they really can't be beat
I like 'em frozen but you understand
I throw 'em in and wave 'em and I'm a brand new man
Tv dinners they're goin' to my head
Tv dinners my skin is turnin' red
Twenty year old turkey in a thirty year old tin I can't wait until tomorrow....
And thaw one out again oh yeah!
Okay, so what I'm thinking of aren't exactly the kind ZZ Top had in mind when they wrote that song. LOL (great, now I'll have that song stuck in my head all night long)
I looked around at tupperware, rubbermaid, gladware, ziploc etc. containers trying to decide how to approach the issue of storage and reheating.
I have decided on a few meals to start with:
- Chicken Stir Fry, brown rice
- Cheese Pizzas (individuals (pie plates) - cheese only to freeze, toppings when eaten)
- Beef Stroganoff, mashed potatoes, peas
- Roast, broccoli/cauliflower, brown rice - DONE
- BBQ Chicken Breast, brown rice, green beans
- Beef Enchiladas, rice, beans
- Pork Loin, roasted potatoes, peas/carrots
- Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies
- Salisbury Steak, mashed potatoes, broccoli
- Baked Fish, mac-n-cheese, green beans
- Garlic-Lemon Shrimp and Pasta, broccoli, garlic bread
- Green Chicken Enchiladas, mexican rice, pinto beans
I'm not going to try and make all these meals in one day. I'm not that crazy. I will however, try to make one or two of them each day until I'm done. I will probably get 3-4 meals out of each recipe, some even more. By the end of the week, I hope to have a freezer full of TV Dinners!
As I go, I will post my results and any changes to the recipes I make to adjust for freezing and reheating, like with the pastas.
I look forward to the end result. I hope you come along for the ride and maybe even pick up a tip or two along the way or offer a tip or two to help make this a great experience for me.