Fix, Freeze, Feast, 2nd Edition: The Delicious, Money-Saving Way to Feed Your Family; Stock Your Freezer with Ready-to-Cook Meals; 150 Recipes

Fix, Freeze, Feast, 2nd Edition: The Delicious, Money-Saving Way to Feed Your Family; Stock Your Freezer with Ready-to-Cook Meals; 150 Recipes

by Kati Neville, Lindsay Ahrens


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With this updated second edition of a best-selling cookbook, you can have it all — great tasting, nutritious meals that don’t break the bank or your daily schedule. Cook one recipe in bulk and stock your freezer with three nights of homemade dinners for your family. Updated recipes incorporate plenty of fresh, seasonal produce, along with bulk grains and beans. From Asparagus and Potato Frittata and Lemon Blueberry Strata to Tomato Basil Soup and Berry-Roasted Chicken, the 150 tasty options span the menu. Filling the freezer with healthy, ready-to-cook meals is more delicious than ever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612129280
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Edition description: Expanded
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 267,028
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kati Neville and Lindsay Ahrens are big fans of freezer meals and speak widely about the method with community groups, parenting classes, and at libraries. They have written recipes for Costco’s annual cookbooks and articles for Everyday with Rachael Ray. Both live and work in the Pacific Northwest.

Table of Contents

The Beauty of Make-Ahead Meals           
About Our Fix and Freeze Recipes          
Chicken Main Dishes       
   Cherry Skillet Chicken    
   Chicken Cordon Bleu
   Chicken-Broccoli Bake
   Chicken Curry   
   Mariachi Chicken Rolls
   Chicken Parmigiana        
   Dave’s Swamp Blues Barbecued Chicken
   Dave’s Skillet Hash          
   Dave’s Barbecued Chicken Pizza
   Molasses-Rum Chicken
   Mango-Cranberry Chicken
   Pecan-Crusted Chicken Strips
   Port Barbecued Chicken
   Chicken Salad with Port Barbecue Sauce
   Chicken Pizza with Port Barbecue Sauce
   Sun-Dried Pesto Chicken
   Chicken Rolls with Crispy Almond-Rye Breading
   Sweet Asian Chicken      
   Swimming Rama             
   Tex-Mex Chicken Fingers           
   Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry
   Tequila-Lime Chicken   
   Peanut Satay
   Honey-Glazed Chicken Thighs
   Royal Thai Thighs            
   Teriyaki Chicken              
   Berry-Roasted Chicken
   Sweet Chicken Tostada Filling
   Cinco-Layer Bake
   Sweet Chicken Tostada Crowns
   Mediterranean Roast Chicken
   Chicken à la King
   Mini Chicken Pot Pies 
   Enchiladas Suiza Stack
   Mulligatawny Soup      
   Urban Garlic Chicken  
   Chicken Wings  
Beef Main Dishes
   Beef and Bean Burritos
   Cheesy Chilada Bake
   Beef and Bow Tie Soup 
   Spanish Rice
   Classic Lasagna: Large Pan           
   Classic Lasagna: Small Pan          
   Habanero and Green Chile Hamburgers
   Mexi-Stuffed Peppers   
   Moroccan Meatballs      
   Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs
   Mozzarella Meatballs    
   Salisbury Meatballs        
   Tuscan Meatloaf             
   Classic Chili        
   4 Bs Flank Steak
   Blackjack Steak
   Rose City Teriyaki            
   Sesame-Soy Sirloin
   Beef Fajitas        
   Shanghai Stir-Fry             
   Steak Skewers with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce  
   Beef-Barley Soup             
   Ginger Beef       
   Cheese Steaks  
Pork Main Dishes
   4 Bs Grilled Chops           
   Pepper Jelly Pork Chops
   An’s Pork Chops               
   Basil-Balsamic Chops     
   Cajun Braised Skillet Chops         
   Mustard-Oregano Chops             
   Turkish Pork Loin Chops with Bacon        
   Cam’s Ribs          
   Sticky Ribs
   Firehouse Pork Skewers
   Caribbean Pork Tenderloin         
   Apple and Cranberry Pork Sirloin Roast  
   Pork Loin With Apricot-Sausage Stuffing
   Pork Stew         
   Pork Loin Ragout             
   Honey and Spice Pork Kabobs
   Pork Ragout Lasagna       
   Sticky Drunk Pig on a Stick           
   Raging Garlic Pork Stir-Fry
   Garlic-Studded Pork Loin              
   Roasted Poblano-Potato Soup   
   Farmers' Market Soup
   Chile Verde       
   Smoked Gouda and Ham Strata 
Veggie and Seafood Mains, Sides, and Soups 
   Asparagus and Potato Frittata    
   Rice Pilaf  
   Skillet Rice and Beans    
   Feta and Spinach Lasagna Rolls  
   Lemon Blueberry Strata
   Wild Rice and Nut Bake
   Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchilada Stack    
   Thai Red Curry with Vegetables
   Shrimp Curry     
   Vegetable Lasagna: Large Pan    
   Vegetable Lasagna: Small Pan    
   Apples and Cheddar with Pecan Crumble              
   Cream of Asparagus Soup            
   Garlic Mashed Potatoes
   Baked Potato Chowder 
   Black Bean Soup              
   Black Bean and Vegetable Chili  
   Cream of Mushroom Soup
   Seafood Creole
   Tomato-Basil Soup         
   French Onion Soup         
Sauces, Marinades, and Flavored Butters
   Asian Market Marinade
   Portobello Mushrooms with Asian Market Marinade
   Fresh Vegetable Stir-Fry with Asian Marinated Tofu
   Lemony Caesar Marinade
   Lemony Caesar Portobello Mushrooms
   Maple Marinade
   Maple Portobello Mushrooms    
   Chipotle-Roasted Tomato Sauce              
   Basic Red Sauce: Large Batch      
   Basic Red Sauce: Small Batch      
   Mama’s Pizza Sauce       
   Brown Sugar and Bourbon Marinade
   Bourbon-Marinated Salmon       
   Gorgonzola-Pecan Butter           
   Green Beans with Gorgonzola-Pecan Butter        
   Butternut Squash with Gorgonzola-Pecan Butter
   Walnut-Pesto Butter     
   Salmon with Walnut-Pesto Butter           
   Gorgonzola-Lemon-Pepper Butter          
   Linguine with Roasted Sweet Potato and Gorgonzola-Lemon-Pepper Butter          
   Chili-Lime Butter             
   Halibut with Chili-Lime Butter
   Perfect Pesto    
   Play on Pesto   
   Raspberry Vinaigrette   
   Teriyaki Sauce  
Breakfast, Snacks, and Sweets
   Breakfast Burritos          
   Cheese Biscuit Mix         
   Cheese Bites     
   Golden Granola
   PB&J Breakfast Cookies
   Zoo Day Snack Mix          
   Pumpkin Muffins            
   Cherry-Almond Scone Mix
   Strawberry Smoothies 
   Tropical Fruit Smoothies             
   Beach Day Snack Mix     
   Five-Spice Cookies          
   Oatmeal Cookies with Coconut and Mango          
   Ginger Cookies 
   Lemon-Lavender Butter Cookies
   Very Vanilla Snickerdoodles       
Branching Out  
Quick Reference Guides
Metric Conversion Chartes

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Fix, Freeze, Feast, 2nd Edition: The Delicious, Money-Saving Way to Feed Your Family; Stock Your Freezer with Ready-to-Cook Meals; 150 Recipes 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
rkfall More than 1 year ago
This book breaks it all down by the type of meat you want to make for the month and all your options with it. It also has sides, condiments, and breakfast options. The time saver aspect along with the food options at my fingertips had me from the get-go. I love that the author is about being frugal and avoiding waste. I feel like this book has set me up with all the problems I could fall into addressed. From filling to freezing to flavor to avoiding freezer burn, this book has it all spelled out. I’m thankful for the soup area because that’s my go-to for the season we are in at the moment. Happy Cooking. I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
FIX FREEZE FEAST starts off with the following two chapters. The Beauty of Make Ahead Meals, and About Our Fix and Freeze Recipes. These chapters give readers valuable information on the ins and outs of freezing food. What will and won’t, how you should and shouldn’t. I never realized just how much can be frozen, and I learned some things how to freeze food properly. Following those helpful chapter, the book moves on to recipes. So many recipes. Over 35 chicken recipes, over 20 for beef, over 20 pork! You’ll all find recipes for Veggies, soup, Sauces, Marinades, Flavored Butters, Breakfast, Snacks, and Sweets. Just a few of the recipes you’ll find are . . . Mango-Cranberry Chicken, Sun-Dried Pesto Chicken, Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry, Tuscan Meatloaf, Mozzarella Meatballs, 4 Bs Flank Steak, Pepper Jelly Pork Chops, Pork Stew, Asparagus and Potato Frittata, Wild Rice and Nut Bake, Seafood Creole, Maple Marinade, Basic Red Sauce, Walnut-Pesto Butter, Very Vanilla Snickerdoodles, and lots more! There are mouth-watering recipes for just about every taste, that are in varying degrees difficulty. While not for each recipe, there are beautiful colored photos throughout FIX FREEZE FEAST that serve to temp you with the dishes they show. Rather you want to learn more about freezing your food, looking for new recipes, or want to add a new toe to your cookbook collection, I think you’ll be pleased with FIX FREEZE FEAST.
ChrisWebAdmin More than 1 year ago
So many times dinner time rolls around and we are stuck standing in the kitchen like a deer in the headlights wondering what to make. With Fix, Freeze, Feast, 2nd Edition, you will have meals ready in the freezer to warm up and eat at any time. The overall premise of the book is that you would purchase in bulk to save money and then make multiple portions of each recipe. You would then individually package each meal into freezer-safe containers, freezing them for use later. The beginning of the book starts with The Beauty Of Make-Ahead Meals which explains why you might want to try this method. Not only can you save time, money, and frustration but it explains the myriad other benefits as well. In the brief explanation About Our Fix And Freeze Recipes, the author explains how this book differs from conventional cookbooks. You will also see recommendations about where to start and how to proceed. Next comes Planning For Success. This section offers the steps you’ll need to take for an organized batch cook. The level of detail involved is excellent, it covers everything from how to shop for your ingredients all the way through to how to fix some cooking mistakes. Using the information in the first section of this cookbook you could easily adapt your own recipes for use with this method. However, if you want to start with something that is tested, or you want to try something new, they have included several categories of recipes you might want to try. Recipe categories include: Chicken Main Dishes Beef Main Dishes Pork Main Dishes Veggie And Seafood Mains, Sides, And Soups Sauces, Marinades, And Flavored Butters Breakfast, Snacks, And Sweets Each of the recipes includes the quantity information, how many meals it makes and how many servings each meal provides. A brief introduction is followed by the ingredients and directions. The directions start with the batch cooking information and then have a separate section for the instructions for preparing one frozen meal. The Pack It Up information also gives you the required freezer containers and quantities you needed to store and freeze the recipe. Some of the recipes also give tips or further information about the recipe. Only about a quarter of the recipes have a picture, but those pictures are full page and beautifully done. Impressive Variety And Detail I was very impressed with the sheer variety of recipes in this book. It would not have been unexpected had 90% of the recipes been ground meat used in different ways. This book gives you a lot of really good recipes to start with. It also provides you with the means to use your own recipes which is invaluable. Everything is here right from the shopping list to the end product. It has been my experience that whenever I try to make enough to use as leftovers somehow they always get eaten. There’s nothing to freeze or only one portion left. The FFF method will ensure you have leftovers and that people aren’t overindulging (because everything is portioned). One thing I thought was particularly ingenious is the photocopiable freezer inventory table included. You can record what is in the freezer available for your meal. On their website, you can find labels with preparation instructions for your recipes. You can print them onto Avery labels and attach to your freezer meal. This will definitely help in keeping your labels correct and legible. After all of the recipes comes a section called Branching Out. You get information about a
sandralb More than 1 year ago
I was excited to read this new cook book by Kati Neville and Lindsay Ahrens. I belong to a co-op and shop at a local market, so I am familiar with preparing ahead and freezing. Fix, Freeze, Feast takes this experience to a new level. The dishes are varied with some more complex to fix than others. Some are quick and easily put together. Once you prepare and freeze the meals, the cooking is easy. When you are having guest over, you can spend your time enjoying your guest, until the meal is ready . At the beginning of the book you will find instructions on getting started. Their are several great tips and ideas through out the book on purchasing in bulk and using the ingredients listed. Some may be new to you. The photography is excellent. You can picture the dish and know how it will look, especially if it is one you have not made before. If this is a new concept to you, start slow. Don't be overwhelmed and try to prepare for the entire month. Make one recipe a weekend and see how it frees up your time. Start a cooking club with a few friends, as was suggested. I know I will use this cook book often and I highly recommend it.
Holly More than 1 year ago
Fix Freeze Feast is a collection of 150 recipes of meals that you can freeze ahead of time during those busy weeks. With simple to use recipes without hard to find ingredients, this book has something for everyone. From your three main dishes of chicken, beef, pork to veggie options, special sauces, butters and even breakfast options, you can make a meal well advance of time for those days that nothing seems to be going right! This was a well-planned book that isn't hard to follow and it even has all the chicken recipes in one chapter so you can find what you want, fast! Some of these recipes look really good and easy to make but I think the only hard part would be making a recipe for later when I think it would be hard to not eat it right then and there!! I do have to say that the pictures in this book help out in a way that you could see what a recipe is supposed to look like without giving too much expectation of something that is hard to make. Thank You to Kati Neville & Lindsay Ahrens for sharing these really good recipes for people that sometimes just doesn't have the time to cook a home-cooked meal!! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley!