Nov 222011

A Week In The Kitchen With Carol

Calling all freezer cooks! There have been several postings on the 30 Day Gourmet Facebook® fan page asking for everyone’s favorite 30 Day Gourmet recipes. I thought this would be a great question to pose to everyone. Post your lists on our Facebook® fan page and help some beginning freezer cooks with their menu planning! In the meantime, I’ll share some of my favorites with you.



Pork and Fish:

Soups and Sandwiches:

So many choices! So many great recipes! Which will you choose to make?


Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I’m not cooking this year but I bought a turkey any way. We love making the classic turkey dinner. It is such a treat! Afterwards, you are left to deal with the leftover turkey. What’s your favorite recipe for leftover turkey? Some of my favorites include:

Turkey Wreath (recipe from
Turkey and Noodles (from the Members area)
Bowtie Soup (from Freezer Lunches To Go)
Country Chicken/Turkey Pot Pie (from the Big Book of Freezer Cooking)
Chicken/Turkey Tetrazzini (from the Members area)
Chicken Fried Rice
Chicken Pockets (from Freezer Lunches To Go)
Chicken Quesadillas (from the Big Book of Freezer Cooking)

Here are two new recipes to use up that left over turkey!

ThanksgivingChowderThanksgiving Chowder

This is a great recipe to use up some of the Thanksgiving meal leftovers such as turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, and peas. It’s a great tasting soup. The bacon gives it a smoky flavor.

Hint: If you don’t have evaporated milk on hand, you can make your own! Mix 2/3 cup of non-fat dry milk with 3/4 cup water to yield 1 cup of homemade evaporated milk.

TurkeyCacciatoreTurkey Cacciatore

If you are looking for a lighter meal after your Thanksgiving feast, this is a great way to use up left over turkey. The sauce is very light and delicate.


Closing Comments From Carol

Enjoy the recipes! Have you started cooking for Christmas? I have! I already have made Sweet Potato Soufflé, Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes (from the Members area), Spinach Lasagna, (from the Big Book of Freezer Cooking), Iowa State Fair Guinea Grinders, and Chicken Enchilada (from Slow Cooker Freezer Favorites). I have more to make but it’s a great start!

Do you have any recipes that you would like to share? I’d love to try and share them with everyone. You can post your recipes on the 30 Day Gourmet Facebook® fan page or click here to send me an email. Or do you have any other topics that you would like me to cover? Click here to send me an email. I enjoy hearing from you!

Have fun in your kitchen!


Carol Santee

Carol is the co-author of the Big Book of Freezer Cooking and the author of 30 Day Gourmet’s Slow Cooker Freezer Favorites, Freezer Lunches To Go and Healthy Freezer Cooking eBooks. She is a computer information specialist and works for a computer software company.

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