Tuesday, April 10, 2007

A Freezer Surprise

Yesterday in my comments section I mentioned that I was going to clean my fridge and freezer yesterday. Well, I didn't get very far, to be honest. Today maybe? But as I was standing there looking into the freezer I spied a forgotten item. I pulled it out and then of course, remembered what it was. "White chicken enchiladas 8-30-2006"- hey hooray for labelling and dating! This had been an experiment. I wasn't totally sure that enchiladas would freeze okay. But as I looked at this frozen entree in my hand I became overjoyed- I didn't have to cook dinner! It was already done for me!

Although I was skeptical, I roasted up some potatoes and made a chopped salad with jicama, cucumber, and baby carrots, and popped my frozen enchiladas into the oven in a frozen state. One hour later, I pulled them out, and they looked okay- in fact, they looked really good. And the verdict? They tasted like I just made them that day! Not only did I not have to work hard at a tasty dinner last night, I actually discovered something that freezes very well. My recipe for White Chicken Enchiladas is in the Recipe Trove, freezing directions included.

On tap for today, I have plenty of Easter Eggs to use, and I have it in my mind that I want to make an egg curry of some kind. I've never made one, but I've seen them, and I still have a craving for Indian food, so that may just be the ticket. I will leave today on that note, but I do have a couple of fun pictures to share. The first is a picture of Zander. He wanted to help make pizza on Saturday, and Andy got a great picture of him spreading the sauce- he was concentrating pretty hard. The second picture is both kids being silly. They decided to line the stairs with all their stuffed friends so that they could do a play for them. They never did get to the play- but the friends all lined up was so cute. The two shadows at the very top are Zander and Abigail.

4 comments:

Claire said...

WOW! What an audience...they have a ton of animals. Zander looks to be a cooking fiend! Enjoy it! Glad you found something for dinner without having to cook...I used Easter leftovers.

janelle said...

The stuffed animal photo is priceless! I love it! I try to take random photos of my kids, doing what it is they do each day and am always so happy when I do!

I freeze enchiladas too! I adore meals out of my freezer!!! I have to go peek at your recipe now...

brian said...

And I thought my kids had too many stuffed animals! But, you do have 2 floors, so if my kids see that, I'll use that as an excuse. They do keep bringing up the second floor addition (pipe-dream?) my wife and I once discussed last year.

Erika said...

Yes, we have way too many animals. It started as a gift for every occasion, and we always went for an animal they didn't have. Don't ask me at what point they multiplied and exploded, because now we don't have enough room for them all. They are literally all over the second floor.

At least we have the second floor to keep them mostly contained. :-)