Monday, September 29, 2014

Tried and True Freezer Meals for New Moms {Part 2}

Today I'm sharing two more Tried & True Freezer meals: Goulash and Potato Soup. The ingredients for both these meals (not including the disposable tins) was $24.02 and both meals were delicious. First up...Goulash. I had never made or eaten Goulash before, but all the ingredients sounded great. It's basically Chef Boyardee for grown ups. Yum.

1 pound ground beef
1 can tomato soup
6 oz. can tomato paste
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
2 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
1 can corn (15 oz.)
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Onion Powder
2 cups shredded cheese

Brown Ground beef with onion powder and garlic powder. The smell from this is just amazing. Drain.
Cook noodles according to package directions, drain.
In a large bowl mix tomato soup, tomato paste, Italian Seasoning, noodles, corn and ground beef. Stir.
 Transfer to 9x9 disposable tin and top with cheese.
Cover dish with 2 layers of aluminum foil then label the dish with the following information making it easier when you get it out to bake later:
-Date assembled
-Cooking instructions: Thaw and Bake uncovered at 350 for 30-40 minutes

Next up, Potato Soup. The easiest of all the freezer meals I've made and one I will be making frequently both before and after baby comes.

Potato Soup
30 oz. bag frozen, shredded hashbrowns
32 oz. container of Chicken broth
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup onion chopped
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
8 oz cream cheese (this will be added at the time you actually make the meal, but cream cheese lasts a long time so go ahead and buy it now if you want to make sure to have it when you make this meal!)

Double up a large freezer bag then combine all ingredients EXCEPT cream cheese. Label with the following:
-Potato soup
-Thaw soup and place in crock pot
-Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours
-1 hour before serving add in cream cheese, allow to heat through until melted
-Garnish with cheese, bacon, green onions, sour cream

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Carrie said...

I've ever had goulash before either... but, it looks good! Wow, you are going to be set on meals once that baby gets here!

Kayla MKOY said...

Once I get home I'm bookmarking these!!!!! So fun that you got to do this :) I really need to plan a day of freezer meals.

Ashley said...

I'm not a fan of goulash (I think it stems from eating it too much in childhood) but I am a fan of freezer meals. It is definitely on my list to get a lot made before the baby arrives!

adesertgirl said...

Mmm, it's windy and rainy here today so both of those meals look especially comforting and tasty!


Erin LFF said...

Yum to both of these!! :) I have an awesome goulash recipe my great-grandmother passed down to me and I will cherish it forever!!!

Susannah said...

Yay! I'm so glad you're sharing these!!!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I haven't tried freezing potato soup yet! Christopher and I were just talking about that last week (whether or not it would dethaw well). You'll have to let me know how it turns out for you!! :)

Leigh said...

Book marking these recipes too! Thank you :)