As the temperatures start to drop and the days grow shorter, so do the thoughts of comfort food. Certain dishes that used to be warm and hearty now become unbearable when eaten indoors in cold weather. One dish that manages to stay relatively warm even when refrigerated is frozen food. But what if you don’t have a refrigerator? What if you don’t want to waste food? Fear not, frozen food buffs! In this blog post, we’ve gathered five ideas for custom frozen food boxes that will keep you cozy all winter long. From savory and sweet to crunchy and creamy, these recipes will have you enjoying your leftovers in all the right ways.
Cheesy Bacon Dip
If you’re looking for a quick and easy appetizer or snack, then you’ll love this cheesy bacon dip. It’s simple to make and really delicious. You can either make it as is, or customize it to your own taste by adding different flavors of cheese or spices.
-1 pound bacon, diced
-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
-1/2 cup sour cream
-1 tablespoon diced onion
-1 teaspoon garlic powder
-Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions: In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Add the onions and garlic powder to the skillet and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cheese, sour cream, and bacon until well combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve warm or cold.
If you’re like most people, you love taco dip. And who can blame you? This delicious and easy-to-make dish is a definite crowd pleaser. You can make it ahead of time and serve it at your next party, or just enjoy it on its own as a snack. Here are some frozen food boxes ideas to help you create your very own taco dip:
1. Taco Dip Box: Start with premade ingredients and assemble your own customized box. This includes chips, salsa, sour cream, guacamole and cheese.
2. Classic Taco Dip Box: Make the classic dip using store-bought ingredients and canned beans instead of homemade beans.
3. Spicy Taco Dip Box: Add some spice to your favorite dip by including diced fresh tomatoes, hot sauce and cilantro in your box recipe.
4. Bacon Wrapped Taco Dip Boxes: Top your tacos with a layer of crispy bacon before serving them with the perfect dip mix inside each wrapper.
Garlic Parmesan Potatoes
Garlic Parmesan Potatoes are a simple and delicious way to enjoy your favorite potatoes. This dish is perfect for busy weeknights when you don’t have time to cook dinner. Just preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Then, cut the potatoes into small chunks and add them to a large bowl. Next, pour the olive oil into a small skillet over medium heat and add the garlic. Cook until the garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic Parmesan seasoning to the potatoes and mix well. Spread the potatoes onto the baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until they are crispy and golden brown. Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream on top!
Creamy Potato Soup
Make this creamy potato soup in just a few minutes and it will warm your soul on a cold day. Enjoy!
1 lb potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
3 cups chicken broth or water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup heavy cream or yogurt
Place the potatoes in a large saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-high and simmer for 10 minutes, until fork tender. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pan. Add the oil or vegetable oil, chicken broth or water, salt and pepper. Heat until hot. Serve warm with cream or yogurt spooned into each bowl.
Chocolate Cake Bites
Chocolate Cake Bites are a delicious way to enjoy your favorite cake without having to worry about the mess that comes with baking it from scratch. Simply put the batter into a food processor and pulse until the consistency is crumbly, then use a spoon or your hands to shape the mixture into bites-sized pieces. You can bake these cookies in a preheated oven or freezer, whichever you prefer. Just be sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
Once they’re baked, allow them to cool slightly before serving. They’ll taste even better if you let them sit for a little while so the flavors have time to meld together. Whether you’re enjoying them as is or pairing them with your favorite ice cream, Chocolate Cake Bites are definitely one treat you don’t want to miss out on!