Elaine Bovender Recipe

Homemade TV Dinners

By Elaine Bovender Elaine55


Recipe Rating:
Serves:
Makes one frozen TV dinner
Prep Time:
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Cooking Method:
No-Cook or Other

Elaine's Story

Since it's now just my husband and me, I love making these frozen TV dinners from my leftovers. It really cuts down on food waste and the dinners are a tremendous help when I'm in a time crunch. Just pop them in the oven, eat and go, no muss, no fuss! They also reduce the amount of leftover mess in my refrigerator. I can also share them with people who might need them. You can find the aluminum trays on Amazon.com and many restaurant suppliers carry them in stock. They really are a great time and money saver!

Ingredients

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aluminum three compartment tray with lid
leftovers from your favorite dinner meals

Directions Step-By-Step

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On the white topside of lid, date and label the contents of the compartments.
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Fill compartments with your favorite meats, vegetables and/or desserts. (I usually fill with a meat and two vegetables).
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Secure labeled lid and place in freezer.
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REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place frozen dinner on cookie sheet and place in oven. Heat for about 35 to 40 minutes. Carefully remove lid and enjoy!
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You may order these trays Amazon.com. Here is a link: amazon.com/...B004NG8QMQ

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy


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15 Comments

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Elaine Bovender Elaine55
Nov 29, 2012
Aww, thanks Pat. I always cook way more food than what my husband and me will eat, so these trays are the perfect solution.
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Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Nov 29, 2012
O:) you are an angel...
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Elaine Bovender Elaine55
Nov 29, 2012
Yes, I've used them for things like that many times. Most recently, someone had a back injury and wasn't able to cook, so these came in very handy. :)
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Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Nov 29, 2012
Elaine, this is a great idea.. such a wonderful idea to use as dinners for friends and neighbors after a funeral or those who have relatives in the hospital .. so when they come home they have a good homemade dinner ready for them.. hugs, Pat
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Elaine Bovender Elaine55
Nov 27, 2012
These aluminum containers are fantastic! They stack so easy in the freezer and the food comes out so moist and tasty. My mother-in-law first introduced me to these containers about 15 years ago, when I was working a full-time job. I got home about an hour before my husband and it was sooooo nice just to throw these into the oven, no dirty dishes or mess to clean up. I could really relax in the evening. Now I use them when I have to go somewhere in the evening, like church nights, choir practice, etc. They're also great when you know someone who needs a little help getting meals.