School has started and with that comes many activities that go along with it. Families are busy, and it becomes increasingly difficult to put a hot meal on the table each evening. Instead of going through the drive-up window and busting your food budget, consider taking a bit of time to make freezer meals. They are economical, nutritious and easy to prepare.
When preparing the meals, you may want to have a supply of gallon-sized plastic freezer bags and disposable foil pans. Another handy tip is to get some crockpot liners, which make for easy cleanup.
Put the name of the recipe, date you prepared it, and any pertinent directions on the outside of the container. All you need to do is pour it into your crockpot, or put into a hot oven, and dinner will be ready. How easy is that?
Chicken Philly Cheesesteak
- 3 T. cornstarch
- 1 c. chicken broth
- 2 lbs. Boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into strips
- 1 large onion sliced
- 1 green bell pepper cut into strips
- 1 red bell pepper cut into strips
- 1/2 t. Black pepper
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 gallon-sized plastic freezer bag
- To the labeled freezer bag, add all ingredients except cheese.
- Remove as much air as possible, seal and freeze up to three months.
- Thaw in refrigerator.
- Add contents of bag to crockpot and cook on low setting for 4 hours in a 6-qt. crockpot or 8 hours in a 4-qt. crockpot.
- Serve on rolls topped with provolone cheese with the juice as a dipping sauce.