The winner of the reader recipe poll is pumpkin rotini! Recipe and review Friday!
Way back before Leo was born I did my best to put away freezer meals. I froze a lot of soup (make a big batch, eat half, freeze half) and spent a Saturday morning making freezer meals with my sister-in-law. Then Leo was born and I turned into a hoarder. Every time Dave suggested we use a freezer meal I’d say “no, no!” and quickly find an alternate dinner solution. Silly! All those great meals down in the freezer!
Last night I realized we had pretty much nothing to make for dinner. The veggie drawer had a carrot, some celery, and some kale. We’d had stir fry for Sunday lunch, so there went my other when-in-doubt meal. I finally caved and thawed a freezer meal: zucchini barley lasagna.
I didn’t get it out in time to thaw properly, so I tried to thaw it early at 150 in the oven. It was still pretty frozen when I cranked the oven to 400 to bake it. With some extra cooking time it came out great!
Are you a spender or a saver? I tend to waffle from one extreme to the other.