Here is how this goes folks. I am on busy lady. On top of this lovely little blog I post and keep updated for everyone, I work full time and then some, have a household to run with 3 kids and 3 dogs, a husband, and have returned to school to finish my degree program. Needless to say “free” time is a thing of past girl. No more free time for me, no sir.
After spending my millionth hour on pinterest I discovered a plethora of recipes you can make, freeze, and re heat. Holy crow this would make my hectic life so much easier is the first thought that popped in my mind. Immediately I pinned, OF COURSE, all of the recipes I liked. Which is about 2 million. Pinterst the black hole of never returning to life!
This morning I prepared and packaged my first one. Of course I altered the recipe a tad to fit what we like. The original frozen the shredded cheese and tortillas, but I ALWAYS have both on hand so there was no need.
The best part this was simple and FRUGAL.
Tally of costs:
Steak (was going to expire, no problem freezing) =$3.43
Worcestershire sauce = $1.69
Onion = .69
Green Pepper = .78
Red Pepper =.99
Yellow Pepper = .99
Everything else was in stock
Total = $8.57 for 2 dinners
$4.28 each dinner
$2.14 per serving.
1 Green Pepper
1 Red Pepper
1 Yellow Pepper
2 cloves of garlic
pinch of pepper
pinch of cumin
pinch of ground mustard
Worcestershire sauce – a good dousing (yeah I don’t measure my exact quantities, if the amount looks good I go along with it)
Secret spice – Magic Unicorn Seasoning (This shit is magic)
See below with lovely pictures of course!
Slice up your flank steak like Fajita strips
All of my ingredients with sliced steak
Place the sliced steak into a bowl with sliced garlic cloves and pinch your spices on the meat. Next get your sauce and dump some in, yes dump.
Let the steak sit for a while and soak up the juices.
Slice up your peppers and onion into nice long slices
Take your onions and peppers and divvy them up into two bags. I made two helpings of this separate since I will serve rice with the fajita’s at dinner so the amounts of peppers and steak is not huge.
Just enough in the quart bag to fill it to the top. Plenty of veggies here.
Make sure you LABEL your bags with the date and what the item is. Who knows you might not make this for 3 months and forget what the heck you did.
Last but not least here is the debut of my MAGIC seasoning. My sister who lives in the North West sent me a container last Christmas and my husband and I use that stuff on everything. This Christmas he bought be a container and she sent me a new one. That was probably my favorite present this year. Naturally.
Finally, place your prepared fajita packets in the freezer.
I will be posting a BIG post after this weekend. The plan is to meal prep about 4-5 other dishes for the freezer!!