Friday, June 25, 2010
Freezer Meals (Make Ahead)
I've been waiting until Friday to write this, because I think "Freezer Friday" has a nice ring to it. Agree? Every Friday I plan to share a recipe for a freezer meal, or make-ahead recipe that you can use. This is a HUGE money saver, as you get to not just buy in bulk, but buy in bulk on sale! It also reduces the need to get fast food or eat out when there just isn't time for dinner. With a freezer meal you just thaw (if necessary) and bake!
One super option for freezer meals is to join/start a freezer meal exchange. I've been part of one of these for two years. Every month I make 5 of the same freezer meal, and then on a designated day I swap meals with 4 of my friends. I go home with 5 different meals! This month London Broil was on sale buy one get one free, so I bought 6 cuts of meat and will use that in this month's recipe. I also got the red wine vinegar that will also be part of the recipe on clearance for additional savings.
Here's the recipe for Marinated London Broil:
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
Place meat in a gallon size zipper bag (I usually choose a piece between 1-2 lbs). Add ingredients to the bag and freeze. Allow to thaw overnight the day before you plan to cook it. When ready to cook, place on broiler pan, pat dry and sprinkle with salt (you can omit this). Broil on high for 7 minutes on each side. And be prepared for massive deliciousness!