The FunnySpoon Five: Freezer Necessities

Last month we came up with a list of Five Pantry Must-Haves as part of our series, The FunnySpoon Five. We hope you found it useful and were able to stock up on a few things, helping to make last-minute dinners that much easier!

This month we're focusing on Five Freezer Must-Haves:

1 - Meatballs. Meatballs are always a crowd-pleaser and there are so many things you can do with them! Swedish meatballs, taco salad, meatball subs - you name it. You can grind them up for sloppy joes or throw some sauce on them as an easy appetizer for last-minute guests.

2 - Shrimp Scampi. Not big on beef? Then try seafood! It's good for your health to eat seafood twice per week, and with pre-packaged frozen shrimp it'll be that much easier to actually reach your goal. For a quick dinner try Shrimp Scampi & Pasta with Peas or Shrimp in a Blanket for an easy appetizer.

3 - Cheese Pizza. Keep a cheese pizza on hand and dress it up with whatever you have laying around and voila, tasty "homemade" pizza that's faster than delivery! You can add herbs and spices, different types of cheese, meatballs, veggies - pretty much anything you can find.

4 - Broccoli. It's so easy to add broccoli to your meal - toss it in your pasta, throw it on top of your pizza, whatever sounds good to you! So with a bag of frozen broccoli on hand you're ready to make a quick meal and get a good dose of vitamin C and fiber.

5 - Cool Whip. It thaws out pretty quickly, so you can whip up a last minute snack or throw a dab on top of your dessert to dress it up a bit!

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mabsy said...

kraft shredded cheeses are my fave freezer lifesavers!! it takes 30 min or so to thaw on the counter or i just throw the frozen cheese right into recipes for lasagna, soups, etc. i can't tell you how many times i've been able to make emergency quesadillas with freezer cheese! i've never noticed any texture change as a result of freezing, although we're not exactly gourmands around our house :)

Vicki said...

I have to admit I've never heard of that before! When I was writing this post I started by thinking of staples and then thought about which ones belonged in the freezer. I kept coming back to cheese (we all know how much I love cheese) but I couldn't figure out how to get it in the freezer (other than the cheese pizza). You have seriously made my life better. Who knew? Thanks mabs!

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