Pantry/Freezer Vegetarian Pasta Sauce

serves 4-6 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup frozen chopped onions 1 1/2 tablespoons dried basil 1 tablespoon jarred minced garlic 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes 1 x 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes 1 x 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained 8 ounces frozen pepper strips, or chopped peppersContinue reading “Pantry/Freezer Vegetarian Pasta Sauce”

Pantry/Freezer Tomato Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup frozen chopped onions 1 tablespoon dried parsley 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 x 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes, or pureed tomatoes 2 cups water, divided Heat olive oil in a large (3 quart) saucepan over medium heat, until it’sContinue reading “Pantry/Freezer Tomato Soup”

Pantry/Freezer Chicken Noodle Casserole

serves 4 hearty portions For the topping: 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup dried plain breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon salt For the casserole: 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup frozen chopped onions 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables (or 1 x 15-ounce can, drained) 2 x 10-ounce cans chunk chicken, drained (12-ounce cans are fine too) 2 tablespoons allContinue reading “Pantry/Freezer Chicken Noodle Casserole”

Pantry/Freezer Chicken Pot Pie

Now that you’ve gotten comfortable with cooking Chicken Noodle Soup, guess what? You know pretty much all you need to know to cook Chicken Pot Pie! This pie reminds me of the frozen pot pies I ate in my childhood, and I love that. My version has no bottom crust, but the filling is so heartyContinue reading “Pantry/Freezer Chicken Pot Pie”

Pantry/Freezer Chicken Noodle Soup

These are some unsettling times, and comfort food is one way we are all getting through this. There are few foods more comforting than chicken noodle soup. Perhaps you are considering opening a can and eating some chicken noodle soup. You could do that, or… you could make some yourself. Make chicken noodle soup? That’sContinue reading “Pantry/Freezer Chicken Noodle Soup”