For a while I’ve been making what I call “heat and eat” meals. It’s always when I’m cooking something fairly easy to freeze, I double it and package it so that I can freeze it, then heat it and eat it.
Mostly I started doing this because when I go to MO, I don’t want to go out to eat but I also will never have a super well stocked pantry there. So, I just put it all together here, freeze it, grab 8 or 10 of these meals, put them in the cooler and take them to MO with me.
I had never intended to keep these long term so mostly the food is just in zipper bags so, since I don’t know when I’ll get to go to MO again, I’ve decided to start eating them. Thankfully, Monday I took this one out of the freezer because yesterday we worked in the garden all day and we were tired!
This one is Chicken Marbella. This is a recipe I’ve made for years! If you click the link, you’ll see that it has prunes and capers – things I probably wouldn’t have in MO. I thought I had taken a picture after I opened the bag but I didn’t. The seasoned chicken was in one bag. The marinade ingredients were in another bag, the brown sugar was in a third bag. On the instructions, I underlined “white wine” which means . . bring from home!
I cut the bag open, placed the chicken in a baking dish, poured the marinade around it and left it in the fridge all day yesterday. Then after we worked in the garden, I took the dish out of the fridge, sprinkled the brown sugar over it. Then I poured the wine around it.
It was a good day to drink a little of the wine. Another good thing . . I got that cork out all by myself . . which I usually don’t even try to do.
After baking for an hour . . delicious!
I think I’m going to do more of this kind of “prepping meals”.