Friday, July 19, 2013

Freezer Meals

Freezer meals have saved me so many times.  It's a home-cooked meal....but not necessarily one that I prepared on the day I want to eat it.  It's a win-win.  :)

I usually prepare 2-8x8 pans at a time...one for that evening, and the other for the freezer.


I will admit, though, I am kind of in a rut with my freezer meals.  So I am linking up with Kelly's Korner today in hopes to share something that others might enjoy, as well as, get a few new ideas of my own.

One of my favorite meals are these Cheese and Chili Enchiladas.  

My mother-in-law first made us a similar version of these after we had Grace, and since then, we've been hooked.

These are SO easy to prepare, too!

What you need:
corn tortillas
cheddar cheese
large can chili (I use Wolf Brand)
1 can Rotel (original or mild depending on your tastes)

To prepare:
-Mix can of chili and rotel in bowl.
-Warm tortillas in microwave between 2 moist paper towels just enough to soften them (I usually just do about 6 at a time for about 25-30 seconds).  If not, they will break apart as you try to roll them up.
-Fill corn tortillas with grated cheddar cheese.  Make them as full as you want.  Roll them up and place seam down in a greased aluminum pan.  You could use 1-13x9 pan or 2-8x8 pans.
-Once pan is full- pour the chili/rotel mixture over enchiladas.  Cover with more cheddar cheese.
-Warm in 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes (until cheese is melted and bubbly).  ***If you freeze this and put in oven while still frozen- I would cover with foil and put in 350 degree oven for about 1 hour...then take foil off and leave in for another 20 minutes or so until all cheese is melted and center of pan is warm.

Variations: fill these enchiladas with taco meat instead of the cheddar cheese!

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Other meals we freeze:
-Lasagna
-Pasta Bake (I take penne pasta and leftover spaghetti sauce and layer with cheese in an 8x8 pan and freeze)

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And to go along with these yummy enchiladas.....try making these delicious Easy Graham Cracker Pralines!  They seriously take about 15 minutes to make.  And are so good.



1 comment:

Viv said...

We've had your cheese enchiladas and they were sooooo very good. Tried to duplicate them here at home and they were ok but not as good as yours!

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