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Oct 16, 2009 07:25 AM

A Sunday of Cooking...

I was thinking of spending a long Sunday cooking and freezing some dishes for nights when I work late...

Here's what I've got on the list so far..I would love some more suggestions!

-eggplant parm
- black bean enchiladas
- pizza dough
- jalepeno cheddar scones (from smitten kitchen)
- baked ziti

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  1. pot of soup, acorn squash or carrot pumpkin come to mind
    roasted peppers and potatoes, these reheat beautifully
    a couple of quick breads ie: banana, sweet potato, lemon

    enjoy your day of cooking, cheesecake17!

    8 Replies
    1. re: HillJ

      carrot pumpkin soup sounds amazing! do you have a recipe?

      1. re: cheesecake17

        This version is my current favorite. Super simple, rich flavor. Enjoy!

      2. re: HillJ

        I'm planning on making some crockpot pumpkin soup and apple sauce this weekend for freezing!

        1. re: CreativeFoodie42

          Creative Food, pls. share your recipes!

          1. re: HillJ

            The apple sauce is my boyfriend's mom's recipe (which is at home) but I will try to remember to post it this weekend. The pumpkin soup uses canned pumpkin, along with a chopped onion, couple of cloves of minced garlic, some EVOO, 14 oz chicken broth, a few spoonfuls of sugar, half a teaspoon of chopped fresh or dried thyme, some salt, and just a tiny bit of ground sage. I heat it up in the crockpot on low for 7-8 hours and then add about a cup of milk before serving (but obviously making sure the soup is warmed through with the milk). Ofcourse, you can increase or decrease the ingredients to your taste.

            1. re: CreativeFoodie42

              Thanks Creative Foodie42! I'm going to add your version to my recipe file. I look forward to reading your applesauce recipe.

              1. re: HillJ

                My pumpkin soup is in the crockpot as we speak. We made the apple sauce yesterday and it is SO easy. We peeled, cored and chopped twelve apples and added two and a quarter cups of water and a half cup of sugar. We heated it three hours on high. It ended up gorgeous. I thought we would need to immersion blend it at the end but it ended up being the perfect consistency. It will be a little liquid-y but let it cool and it will settle. Also, you can add a litlte more sugar if your apples are less tart but we used a mix of apples - some being very sweet so we kept it at a half cup. Hope you enjoy HillJ!

                1. re: CreativeFoodie42

                  Hi CF42! Thanks for sharing your recipe for crockpot apple sauce. I've been wanting to try an apple or pear & acorn squash sauce in my crockpot that includes fall spices (cinn, nutmeg, maple syrup, vanilla bean) and is served with pulled pork tender loin. Crockpots are fab tools for this type of cookery!

        1. Whenever I have a Sunday of cooking, I usually have some chicken stock going, and at least one chicken roasting in the oven. Also, I like to make a pot of wild rice for the week and a pot of beans. Except for the chicken, which I wouldn't freezen, most of that can be frozen, but I usually don't.


          1. Meatballs, brisket, bolognese.

            1. I like to have the Deviled Salmon Cakes from Epicurious and the Chickpea Patties from the Boston Globe in the freezer at all times because they can be cooked from frozen and ready in about 15 minutes. (See links below, both recipes lend themselves to tinkering and are very forgiving.) Also indvidual portions of meatballs and sauce that can be thawed and reheated in the time it takes to cook pasta. Agree with having chicken stock going if I'm going to spend the day cooking, and some of it gets frozen in an ice cube tray to have small amounts to add to cooking as needed. Have fun!

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              1. re: GretchenS

                I love the idea of these Salmon cakes and chickpea patties! Must try!