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Prepare these 4 dishes for future use to save in winter


Source: US News

With the arrival of autumn, the hostesses began to pamper their families more often with ready-made dishes and to think about what can be stocked up in the rich harvest season in order to save on food in the winter. Why not prepare some popular and familiar dishes for an American right now, just to get them out of the freezer in the winter cold? US News offers to do it together. Before you begin, make sure that you have containers for storing ready-made food in sufficient quantities.

Everyone has their favorite variations of this dish. Some people like chili and beans. Others agree to eat chili only if there is no hint of legumes. And someone likes the meat option, while others enjoy a vegetarian. Regardless of your choice, chili is a great dish for the cold, and it is very easy to make in advance. Choose a day off when you have time, and prepare your usual chillies in a triple or even fourfold volume. Put the extra portions in the soup containers and refrigerate in the freezer. In the winter evening it will be enough just to warm up the dish in the microwave or on the stove.


Tomato soup
It is easy to prepare, and just like with chili, nothing compares to hot tomato soup on a cold winter evening. Again, boil a large saucepan of this dish now, in the fall, pour it into the required number of containers and send it to the freezer, after having cooled the dish. How to make the easiest and delicious tomato soup? Cut two onions and three cloves of garlic, fry butter in a small amount, add to the pan, where 800 g of pre-stewed tomatoes without skin and three cups of your favorite meat or vegetable broth, as well as a small jar of tomato paste are waiting. Let 15 simmer for minutes, puree with a blender. Salt, pepper and freeze as described above.


Chicken strips (strips)
They are easy to make and vary to taste. One way is to take a pound (about a pound) of chicken breast, cut it into strips, marinate a couple cups of salted buttermilk in the mixture for 30 minutes, and then roll in chopped cornflakes and finely grated cheese. Bake the sticks on a wire rack at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 Celsius) for 10-12 minutes. When you have already learned how to cook them, just make a lot of strips and freeze the extra ones on the board, and then transfer to a bag or container. All you need is to defrost in the microwave and bake in the oven for 5 minutes.


Taco Casserole
This dish is very tasty, warming and rich. All you need is a standard set of tacos without salad (choose soft tortillas instead of hard tortillas). Take the ingredients, arrange in a 9- or 13-inch pan with a lid, smeared with any non-frying oil of your choice, add fillers and sandwich with ready-made tortillas. For example, a layer of tortilla, a layer of salsa, a layer of minced meat, a layer of black beans, a layer of cheese - and repeat. It is better that the layers remain thin, and there are more. Freeze. When you want a hot homemade meal, put it in the fridge (not the freezer) for a day, then bake for about an hour.


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