Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Freezer Recipe - Crockpot Taco Chicken

Rinse two pounds of boneless/skinless chicken thighs and add to bag. Massage bag to combine ingredients well. Squeeze all possible air from bag, seal and freeze.

To Cook: Thaw overnight in refrigerator. Place contents of bag into crockpot. Cook on low for 4-6 hours/high for 3-4 hours, or until meat shreds easily.

Serving Suggestion: Heated tortillas with assorted toppings: shredded cheese, guacamole, sour cream, diced onions, olives. Also a great tostada filling or topping for taco salad.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 107 Calories; 3g Fat (23.6% calories from fat); 15g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 57mg Cholesterol; 707mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Welcome KATU Viewers!

The Chill MAMAs (Make Ahead Meal Artists) are six mothers who meet monthly to swap frozen meals that we make at home using tasty recipes from Fix, Freeze, Feast and other freezer cooking/once a month cookbooks. (You can visit Kati and Lindsay's Fix, Freeze, Feast website here.)

We save money (it only costs us between $90 - $120 for 12 meals) by following savvy shopping techniques, plus making multiples of a recipe allows us to take advantage of warehouse-sized packaging so we waste fewer ingredients. We save time both while assembling the meals (12 meals takes less than 2 hours this way) and also when we prepare and serve the meals to our families (all the time consuming and messy prep work is already done - we just cook/heat and eat).

While our families are different sizes and have different tastes, we've managed to work through these differences to the benefit of our pocketbooks and our families' schedules. If you have a group of friends who are interested in becoming MAMAs too, send an email to shawneeh at yahoo dot com for information about how to schedule your own Supper Swapping Secrets seminar.

If you heard about the MAMAs group from KATU, please take a minute and leave a comment below and tell us how YOU save time and money in the kitchen.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Supper Swapping Group

I haven't been coordinating freezer cooking sessions for a variety of reasons, but have been experimenting with something new: Chill MAMAs.

Chill MAMAs are groups of girlfriends who get together once a month and swap frozen meals. We're saving time and money, and made new friends while doing it! If you would still like all the benefits of Thyme for Fun in a money-saving do-it-yourself format, zap me an email at shawneeh at yahoo dot com!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fall Menu Choices

Thyme for Fun is pleased to offer a unique meal preparation service, where we bring everything to you. You and your friends assemble delicious, good-for-you meals using fresh ingredients, natural meats and lots of laughter.

Hostesses review the menu choices, select six different meals (I encourage a variety of protein sources) and invite five favorite girlfriends to make meals (plus you earn $50 meal credit for hosting). Thyme for Fun will then post your party's personalized menu - every guest will prepare two of each meal, taking home 12 delicious meals in one night!! To register, guests leave a blog comment and send $100 deposit to reserve their cooking space. The night of your cooking party, bring a cooler, wear a flirty apron and be ready for a fun "thyme"!



Baked Chicken Dijon - Creamy ranch and tangy mustard add great flavor to two pounds Foster Farms chicken breasts. $15.50 per meal
Mustard Oregano Chicken - Two pounds chicken breasts in a savory garlicky-mustard marinade. Delicious!! $16.00 per meal
Sesame Orange Chicken Bake - A fabulous tangy-sweet sauce coats tender Foster Farms chicken breasts baked on a bed of fluffy rice. Unique pleasing flavor. $15.00 per meal
Sticky Chicky - Even if your kids are picky, there's no way they'll call these "icky." Instead of saying "phooey," they'll should "yahooey, these are gooey!" Boneless baked Foster Farms chicken breasts with a tangy barbeque sauce. $16.00 per meal

Crockpot Beef Stroganoff - Tender strips of beef (two pounds!) combine with mushrooms, beef broth and more. Add sour cream at home right before serving; delicious over noodles, rice or potatoes. $16.50 per meal
Flank 'n Stein - This original recipe called for flank steak, but we prefer our delicious hormone-free Flatiron Steak with this beer and spice marinade. If you're "Igor" to tame a monstrous appetite, here's a little "tipsy" ... beer will cure what "ales" you! $17.50 per meal
Raging Garlic Beef Stir-fry - A traditional family favorite with soy sauce, vinegar, green pepper and more along with two pounds beef strips --yummy! $16.00 per meal

Apple Butter Ribs - Tasty crockpot ribs that are perfect for the season, made with 3 pounds of country style boneless pork ribs and our own special sauce. $15.50 per meal
Loin King - Delicious marinated pork loin roast for company or Sunday dinner, the tastiest pork roast this side of the jungle ... and we aren't "lion", either! $15.50 per meal
Korean Pork Tenderloin - Brown and bake a pork tenderloin in a delicious blend of ginger, soy, sesame oil and more for a tender, tasty treat. $16.00 per meal
Mustard Oregano Chops - Four bone-in center chops in a savory garlicky-mustard marinade. Delicious!! $16.25 per meal

Monday, September 8, 2008

Temporary Website Move

My Thyme for Fun website suddenly crashed this summer and the developer will not be continuing in the hosting business. So, for now, this is the TFF home and I will do my best to recreate what I can.

Thanks for your continued support!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mommy and Me

Now Booking April and May

Thyme for Fun Meal Assembly Home Parties

All guests receive $10 Off their total order

All Hosts receive 50% Off their personal meal order

Hosts may choose to set the menu or use our suggested Spring Menu

Most Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings Open for Parties
Natural Express Option also Available

Thyme for “Me and Mom” Fun

Host a new “Me and Mom” party just in time for Mother’s Day! Geared for elementary-age and older children, mother/daughter teams assemble simple (no cutting required) meals in our usual co-op style. Every team takes home 2 of each meal (minimum four teams, maximum number determined by the host’s kitchen size) and Thyme for Fun will include a free dessert! Prices start under $100 for 8 meals + free dessert.

Optional: Matching Me and Mom Aprons!!
Only $45 for two adorable aprons; variety of styles available!!