As a person I have to say that I love the cook. The challenge for me is that a work full-time and don’t usually get home until after 5, which means that usually my wife has to do the cooking unless I am making something on the fly.
However, on the weekends, and when big events happen (especially over the weekends), I tend to try and shine and bring out my creative cooking juices. I will say though that anything that I can do to make the cooking experience quicker and more efficient always places a smile on my face.
One of the ways that I sometimes will be able to cook with ease is through incorporating frozen foods into the menu. I have been so amazed at the plethora of different frozen food items that you can find at the grocery store. In doing a little bit of research I found that the freezer aisle now comprises over 3,700 different foods that range from nutrient rich fruits and vegetables to ice cream and other novelty items.
Just the other day when I was at the grocery store I really looked around at all of the different frozen foods that are now available and in my mouth simply hit the floor. You see, my wife does about 60% of all the grocery shopping because I work full-time, so when I do get there, sometimes it is a whole new experience. In this complete examination of the frozen food section I was pleased to see the large variety of different cuisines that are represented, and how these items ranged in the gamut of times a day and type of food, and how they cover everything from stacked time to dinner to entertaining… you can find almost anything in the frozen food section!
Nutritionally, I also did a bit of research because I think frozen food sometimes has a bad reputation. I had no idea that frozen food goes back to 1923 when Clarence Birdseye develop the process to flash freeze food (Read More Here). From the research that I did I have found that freezing foods is a great way of preserving food that is natural and preserves freshness.
With all that being said, with the March Basketball Tournaments right around the corner I wanted to be able to make something that could fill up any hungry sports fan. I was excited to be able to come up with this recipe to share with all of you as a part of the #FrozenChefMadness challenge that is a great new contest by Life of Dad.
My recipe is called: Calories Don’t Count!
1 Bag Ore Ida Crispy Crowns
1Bag Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips
1 Bag Green Giant Broccoli, Carrots & Cheese Sauce Steamers
1 Box Velveeta Queso Blanco
1 Cup Macaroni
½ Cup Kraft Balsamic Vinegar Anything Dressing
- Cook ½ bag of the Ore Ida Crispy Crowns
- Boil water and Cook Macaroni
- Microwave 3-4 Chicken Strips
- Microwave Green Giant Vegetables
- Cut Chicken Strips into Cubes
- Cut ½ block of Velveeta into small cube pieces
- Microwave Velveeta to make a cheese sauce.
- Mix together all ingredients into a large pot, keeping the Velveeta for last. Once all ingredients are added, slowly stir in Velveeta to evenly mix through.
- Add in Kraft dressing and mix thoroughly
Feeds 6-7 depending on portion size.
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