Sunday night I had a hankering for some rice with honey garlic sauce. As I started, I first decided to put on a large amount of brown rice. I had been told about someone freezing this in individual serving bags in their freezer since it takes so long to cook. This was my initial thought - freeze for future use.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
As the rice cooked, I decided that it would be nice to have some chicken balls to go with it. I bought these and no one is eating them. I began to defrost some for myself and whoever else wanted a couple (hubby maybe, the kids were into mac & cheese). Then I thought, why not add some frozen ones to the rice. OK, so a short jump later and I decided to make my own frozen dinners for lunch in those Ziploc boxes. I made 3 of them and froze 1cup of rice separately in a baggie. My frozen lunches are 6pts each, but it could be cut by using less meatballs. I could add cooked chicken breasts for less pts, too - maybe because then I'd need more sauce.
What you'll need:
Freezable 2C containers
Cooked rice (I think mine was a no name)
Frozen meatballs (I used reduced fat PC Blue Menu Italian chicken meatballs)
Frozen veggies (again no name mixed veggies, removing the brocolli as it takes too long in the microwave)
Sauce (I used Diana's Gourmet Honey Garlic, pictured above - this is succulent)
OK, I had all of the goods. I calculated out my points and decided that I would only need in each container:
half a cup of rice (2pts)
6 chicken balls (3pts) - mmm, so worth it
2Tbsp sauce (1pt)
top up the container with veggies
Me no chef. Me like food much, though. This yum yum. Make tum tum happy.