Friday, May 4, 2012

Baked Chicken Sandwiches-Freezer/camping meal

We made these last year from Once a Month Mom's recipe here to take camping.  They were a big hit and very yummy. 

This time, I added a little extra chicken and celery and stretched it into two bags.  Each bag has five 1/3 cup servings in it.  I will take the bag out of the freezer, put it into the camping fridge to defrost and then put the sandwiches together before cooking them.

(I will try to update after we eat these and I get a photo!)

Baked Chicken Sandwiches
(includes my updates)
2-3 cups Chicken (or Turkey), cooked & cubed
6-8 ounces Cheese, shredded (I used a Mexican blend)
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
2-3 cups Celery, diced very small
2 Tablespoons Onion, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
10 Hamburger Buns

In a bowl mix all ingredients (except buns). Season to taste. Divide into one or two freezer bags (I divided it up for two separate meals for us). Press out all of the air and double bag your bags to prevent freezer burn. You could bag it up along with five buns if you wanted to be fully prepared.  Freeze.

To prepare:
Defrost in the fridge. Add approximately 1/3 cup of chicken mixture onto each bun, wrap in aluminum foil, bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Alternatively, I bet you could cook these on a grill (covered).  Be sure to turn them often if using a grill!
Servings: 10 (or 5 per meal)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

DIY distressed side table

Anyone else like to re-fashion things to make them "new" again?  Or buy inexpensive thrift store items to fix up?  This has been my latest interest!!  My friend, Misty, sparked my interest in searching through thrift stores and I am on the hunt for fun, nifty and thrifty items!

To start, I grabbed this ugly old (and cheap!!) little table from the basement.  I have had this for a long time...and I am pretty sure it came from my mom who got it from a rummage sale. I wanted a spot for the girls to be able to store their hair clips, play jewelry and brushes.  The bathroom counter wasn't big enough for their box so I painted and distressed this table.  I think it turned out fun and much cuter than when it started!


Show me your thrifty makeovers!!!  I have a tiered appetizer stand I am working on now. :)

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