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Sunday, December 13

Freezer Cooking 101 : December

Who wants to slave away in the kitchen during the holiday season??  Who even has the time?!  With the make-ahead burritos, you'll have lunch or dinner on (very) short notice, and the peppermint patties are a fantastic option for that last minute gift.  Just add a cute box and a bow!

Burritos (makes 48)
  • 8 cans organic refried black beans                 
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 16 oz shredded cheese                                     
  • 48 tortillas
  • 16 oz salsa

  1. Mix beans, salsa & seasoning.  
  2. Spread onto tortilla and sprinkle with cheese.  
  3. Roll up.  Either place in plastic bags or wrap in tin foil.
  4. Reheat : Microwave at 50% for 2-3 minutes.
Momma’s Peppermint Patties  (makes 30…a 3 day supply)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp half & half
  • 2 tbsp softened butter
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp peppermint extract

  1. Mix everything together until it’s creamy.  
  2. Chill in the freezer until it’s firm enough to roll, and then form into 1” balls. 
  3. Flatten on a lined baking sheet and re-chill (the colder the better).
  4. Melt 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips in double boiler.  
  5. Dip each patty completely, then re-place on lined baking sheet and chill until firm.  
  6. Store in the refrigerator.
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