Summer in Review-Part 3 (and some freezer meals!)

Yesterday I posted on Facebook that I had made some freezer meals and several people wanted recipes so I thought in addition to my summer in review post, I would add some recipes.

At the end of June, we made a short trip to historic Medora, ND for a little getaway.  We did some site seeing, went on a trail ride, ate ice cream, shopped, saw the Medora Musical, and had an all around good time.

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After Medora, we had a family reunion  in Bottineau.  Unfortunately, the rain was the main event of the weekend, but we still had a fun time visiting with family and eating way too much food!  The kids braved the cold, rainy day and went for a ride on the inflatable couch on Lake Metigoshe.

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As is my norm, I had to take some pics of the North Dakota scenery including a calf at my brother’s farm and some North Dakota landscapes.  More iPhone pics!

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The rest of June was rounded out with bonfires and setting up the new pool in the back yard.

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Phew!  We made it through June with the updates.  July coming soon, but now to some recipes.  I am including 2 freezer recipes that I found on All Things Katie Marie.  I made these freezer meals yesterday, but have yet to eat either one.  They sure sound good, though!


Chicken Taco Chili

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 16 oz. can black beans
  • 1 16 oz. can kidney beans
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 10 oz. frozen corn
  • 2 14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Chili peppers (optional)

Cook in slow cooker on low for 10 hours or high for 6 hours. Recipe adapted from Skinny Taste


BBQ Chicken and Veggies

  • 2 green peppers, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 3 onions chopped
  • 6 red potatoes, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 15 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 bottle of BBQ sauce

Split ingredients into two bags (yay for two meals!). Cook in slow cooker on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. Recipe adapted from Mama And Baby Love

Make sure when you make these that you label the freezer bags with the instructions so that you know what to do when it comes time to cook them.  I just wrote thaw and the amount of time that they need to be in the slow cooker on each freezer bag.

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