Sunday, April 15, 2007


  • Cook a pound or more of bacon at a time. I make mine in a sauce pan or larger. Cut the bacon into thirds. Package it in baggies or storage containers. Great for use on sandwiches, with breakfast, or a snack. Or crumble and freeze for other recipes and salads or just simply pack away for later use.
  • When chopping onion - chop the entire onion, even when the recipe only calls for a small portion of it. Freeze the rest. Great for omlets, chilies, stuffing, or other recipes.
  • Chop celery as soon as you buy it. Reserve the inside stalks and tops - chop and freeze for other recipes later. Cut the remaining stalks into pieces a few inches long. Use for snacks, or chop as needed later for recipes.
  • Chop leftover ham and freeze. Great for omlets or fritatas.
  • Make a whole box/bag of rice at one time. Freeze in portions for use later.


  • Boneless Chops (with BBQ)
  • Boneless Chops Marinated
  • Boneless Chops Seasoned
  • Boneless Roast
  • Pork Butt Roast w/ Saurkraut
  • Spareribs
  • Boneless ribs
  • Pulled Pork
  • Sausage Cheese Muffins


  • Meatloaf
  • Meatballs (sandwiches, scud-balls, or for spaghetti)
  • Hamburgers/Cheeseburger
  • Cheeseburger Pie
  • Shepherd's Pie
  • Gulash
  • Burger & Rice
  • Chili
  • Vegetable Soup with Burger bites
  • Tacos or Taco Salad
  • Quesadillas
  • Taco Casserole
  • Cheeseburger Casserole


  • Chicken Casserole with noodles
  • Chicken Casserole without noodles
  • Chicken Stir Fry
  • Whole roasted chicken
  • Fried Chicken
  • Marinated Chicken Tenders
  • Chicken Salad
  • Chicken Parmasan
  • Chicken with salsa and dijon mustard
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Chicken Tacos
  • Chicken Quesadillas
  • Chicken Enchiladas
  • Grilled Chicken Salad
  • Chicken Shake & Bake
  • Chicken Wings
  • Chicken Broccoli Bake
  • Chicken Pizza
  • Chicken Broccoli Braid
  • Stuffed Chicken Breast
  • Chicken Lasagna
  • Chicken Stuffed Shells
  • Chicken Curry
  • Chicken & Rice
  • Chicken & Stuffing Bake
  • Chinese Chicken Salad
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Crockpot Chicken


Take a look at Julie's blog post about meal planning. This is my inspiration for this blog.