crusty French Bread
crackers and cheese tray
vegetables and dip
Begin with 12-15 pounds of ground beef. (adjust according to family size/guests)
Season and form 3 pounds into meatballs.Cook and cool completely, Place half in freezer bag and label Italian. Bag and Label the other half peach glazed.
Form 1 pound into burgers, season to taste, freeze, uncooked, with wax paper between. If you have extra beef make more burgers for later.
season and form a 2-3 pound meatloaf, freeze in a disposable tin loaf pan. (you may choose to freeze raw or cooked)
Brown 5-7 pounds-
Separate 1 pound and freeze for sloppy joes.
Season 1 1/2 pound as taco meat, freeze.
Season and label 1-2 pounds as chili meat. You may choose to mix all your chili ingredients and freeze as a whole. Split remaining browned beef into the following two -
prepare enchiladas and egg rolls as directed by recipe and freeze enchiladas in pan. Freeze egg rolls separately and place into a bag so they will be ready to thaw and deep fry.
Now your meat and main dishes are prepared for the week ahead. Plan for your sides and an easy dessert.
Easy dessert ideas
ice cream sundaes
Change the sides to fit your taste, this is just a guide line to get you thinking next time hamburger is on sale!
you might want to grab- if it is not in your kitchen pantry or fridge-
pasta sauce/tomato sauce/taco sauce/sloppy joe sauce
veggies/lettuce,cucumber, tomato, onion, garlic, carrots, celery, potatoes,cabbage etc
French onion soup
instant vanilla pudding mix
egg roll wrappers- found in produce dept
sweet and sour sauce
onion soup mix
crescent rolls- like Pillsbury refrigerated
and don't forget one frozen pizza to throw in the oven on prep day!
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