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Brenda's Take And Bake Meals

Brenda's Take And Bake Meals Brenda prepares 'from scratch' meals which are ready to take home and bake. Easy to follow instructions make this a comfort meal to enjoy.
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After this week, I will taking a few months from cooking to care for some school kids and and undergo some kitchen const...
05/26/2018
Baked Ziti -May 30-June 1

After this week, I will taking a few months from cooking to care for some school kids and and undergo some kitchen construction. Hope to officially be up and running again by Labor Day!

Pick up ONLY this week Ready to bake Ziti: Pasta, Italian seasoned tomato sauce, ground beef, Italian sausage and 3 cheeses $18 or $12 Strawberry Pizza: Shortbread crust, sweetened cream cheese filling and sliced strawberries topped with a strawberry glaze $8

I have had a hankering for smoked sausage and tortellini for awhile now.  Just a quick simmer on the stove and dinner is...
05/13/2018
Cheesy Sausage Tortellini--May 15-16 only

I have had a hankering for smoked sausage and tortellini for awhile now. Just a quick simmer on the stove and dinner is ready. Thought these muffins might go nicely. Sorry for the late post.

Cheesy sausage tortellini: Sliced smoked sausage, browned and tossed in a creamy tomato sauce. Heat on stove top, add the 3 cheese tortellini and have dinner ready in minutes. Family size/$18 Small/$12 Homemade Lemon Blueberry Muffins: $12/dozen or $6/6 No meal the following week.

05/04/2018
BBQ Meatballs, May 8-11

Spring, Summer, Winter...Whatever season we may experience next week, this meal is always suitable and satisfying.

BBQ Meatballs-Handmade, frozen, cocktail sized meatballs with homemade bbq sauce. $8/doz Classic Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole with Cornflake topping. $10/1.5 lb or $6/12oz

Enjoy the beautiful weekend! Then enjoy a quick heat and eat homemade meal on one of your busy nights next week.
04/27/2018
Beef and Noodles May 1-4

Enjoy the beautiful weekend! Then enjoy a quick heat and eat homemade meal on one of your busy nights next week.

Beef and Noodles: Slow cooked roast beef with savory noodles cooked in beef broth $10/qt Broccoli Salad: Broccoli flowers, red onion, bacon, sunflower seed, and craisins in a sweet, tangy and creamy dressing Caramelitas: Gooey caramel and chocolate layered between an oatmeal crust. An 8x6 pan of RIC...

It has been brought to my attention that I haven't made either of these for awhile.  Soooo...
04/19/2018
Chicken Pot Pie-April 24-27

It has been brought to my attention that I haven't made either of these for awhile. Soooo...

Chicken Pot Pie-Diced white meat, potatoes, carrots and peas in a creamy chicken gravy and topped with a flaky and flavorful homemade crust. 3+ lb/$18 or 2 lb/$12 *Note in comments if you would like any frozen No side for this week but am finally getting around to fulfilling requests for frozen Brea...

04/12/2018
Burrito Pie-April 17-20

Proud new grandma of a BEAUTIFUL baby girl! Unfortunately, complications got her transferred to Iowa City where she and mom will spend the next few weeks. Treatment is going well, but prayers are always welcomed and appreciated. Waiting out the 2 weeks now, so this Grandma needs to keep busy! Hope you enjoy this weeks offering.

Burrito Pie: Three layers of mildly seasoned ground beef, homemade refried beans, colby jack cheese and flour tortillas $10/8 inch Corn and Black Bean Salad: Marinated in a southwest seasoned vinaigrette, with red onion, red bell pepper, and tomato. Perfect for scoop style chips $6/pt Watergate Sala...

03/29/2018
Brenda's Take and Bake

Just add a veggie of your choice and you have a quick and easy heat and eat comfort meal that could imply you spent all day in the kitchen!

April 2-5 Chick-n-gravy: Slow cooked tender white and dark meat in homemade chicken gravy $8/qt Creamy Mashed Potatoes: $8/qt Buttermilk Biscuits: Serve under a ladle of chick-n-gravy or slather with butter and jam $8/10 Oatmeal Raspberry or Blueberry Bars: $10/8x8 pan ***I have 5 small extra pans o...

This popular quick and easy meal should fit nicely into your busy spring schedules.
03/22/2018
Brenda's Take and Bake

This popular quick and easy meal should fit nicely into your busy spring schedules.

March 27-30 Baked Ham and Swiss Sliders-Homemade Hawaiian style rolls, shaved ham, swiss and a buttery dijon topping with poppy seeds (May request "no poppy seeds") $18/12 or $10/6 Creamy Tomato Basil Soup $8/qt Apple Snicker Salad-Blend of creamy vanilla pudding and whipped topping with diced apple...

Labor intensive, but one of my favorites to make and a popular request.
03/15/2018
Brenda's Take and Bake

Labor intensive, but one of my favorites to make and a popular request.

March 21-23 (WEDNESDAY-Friday) Creamy Chicken Enchiladas-Flour tortillas filled with shredded white and dark meat, cream cheese, green chilies, black beans and a blend of southwest seasonings. Topped with creamy green chili enchilada sauce and monterey jack cheese 6/$18 or 4/$12 Mexican Rice-Mildly....

Approximately 1 month until I'm a Grandma!  Time to help stock up my daughter and son in law's freezer as well!
03/09/2018
Brenda's Take and Bake

Approximately 1 month until I'm a Grandma! Time to help stock up my daughter and son in law's freezer as well!

March 14-16 (no Tuesday this week due to prior obligations) BBQ Meatballs: hand made, frozen, unbaked 1 ounce (golf ball size) meatballs with homemade bbq sauce Creamy Macaroni and Cheese: Ready to bake. With a crunchy buttery cracker topping. Family or half sizes Mad Hatter Salad: Shredded red and....

Arms need a little rest from pizza dough!  Meals will be available starting Wednesday this week.
03/02/2018
Brenda's Take and Bake

Arms need a little rest from pizza dough! Meals will be available starting Wednesday this week.

March 7-9 (no Tuesday this week) Chicken Monterey- Diced white chicken in a white wine sauce and topped with monterey jack cheese and stove top stuffing. $18 and $12 sizes Pumpkin Bars- With cream cheese frosting! $8/pan

Brenda's Take and Bake
02/24/2018
Brenda's Take and Bake

Brenda's Take and Bake

Feb. 27-March 1 Blackened Chicken Alfredo Pizza- Homemade crust topped with alfredo, Diced blackened chicken, bacon, spinach, mozzarella and parmesan $15/13inch Buffalo Chicken Pizza- Topped with homemade Ranch blue cheese sauce, Diced white meat marinated in Franks hot sauce, and a combination of c...

I know there are plenty of places in town to get great pizza, but this little business of mine pretty much started with ...
02/22/2018
Brenda's Take and Bake

I know there are plenty of places in town to get great pizza, but this little business of mine pretty much started with my buffalo chicken pizza. Thanks to all who continue to support me and let me cook for you!

Feb. 27-March 1 Blackened Chicken Alfredo Pizza- Homemade crust topped with alfredo, Diced blackened chicken, bacon, spinach, mozzarella and parmesan $15/13inch Buffalo Chicken Pizza- Topped with homemade Ranch blue cheese sauce, Diced white meat marinated in Franks hot sauce, and a combination of c...

Your choice of 2 creamy, filling but healthy soups.  And Dessert!  (Made with whole oats and fruit, it's gotta be health...
02/16/2018
Brenda's Take and Bake

Your choice of 2 creamy, filling but healthy soups. And Dessert! (Made with whole oats and fruit, it's gotta be healthy too, right?)

Feb. 20=23 Cheesy Vegetable Chowder: A lovely and healthy combination of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and russet potatoes brought together with a delicious, creamy and cheesy broth. $8/qt Chicken and Wild Rice Soup: Tender chunks of white meat, slow cooked wild rice blend and a finely diced mirepo...

Haven't made this for awhile and was called out on it...
02/08/2018
Brenda's Take and Bake

Haven't made this for awhile and was called out on it...

Feb 13-16 Lasagna: Three layers of Homemade marinara with a blend of ground beef and Italian Sausage, mozzarella, ricotta, and lasagna noodles $18/3+ lb or $12/1.5 +lb Italian Parmesan Dinner Rolls: $5/pan of 6

A complete. hot, filling and comforting dinner and all you have to do is put it in the oven.  Except the strawberry sala...
02/02/2018
Brenda's Take and Bake

A complete. hot, filling and comforting dinner and all you have to do is put it in the oven. Except the strawberry salad, do NOT put the strawberry salad in the oven!

Feb 6-9 Meatloaf: A savory combination of ground beef and pork with a sweet and tangy topping. Allow approx. 1.5 hour baking time for larger size. $18/2.5 lb or $12/1.5 lb Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole with a crunchy cornflake topping. $10/2 lb or $6/1 lb Strawberry Pretzel Salad: $10/9 in pan or $7/7....

Along with this weeks meal, I am offering a couple of Super Bowl appetizers ready to heat and serve, plus an extra pick ...
01/26/2018
Brenda's Take and Bake

Along with this weeks meal, I am offering a couple of Super Bowl appetizers ready to heat and serve, plus an extra pick up day. Appetizers will be made fresh, but frozen, so they can be pulled out and quickly thawed on game day!

Jan 30-Feb 3 Pasta Fagioli: Italian sausage, ground beef, kidney and cannellini beans, tomato, carrots, celery and onions in an Italian broth. Includes ditalini pasta to add to the heated soup. Zuppa Toscana: Italian Sausage, potatoes, and Kale in a mildly seasoned white broth. **If you are looking....

Please take note of the SLIGHT change in pick up days.
01/19/2018
Brenda's Take and Bake

Please take note of the SLIGHT change in pick up days.

January 22-26 Beef and Noodles: Slow cooked tender roast beef and egg noodles cooked in a savory beef broth. Ready to heat and eat. $8/qt Apple Crisp: Freshly sliced, slightly sweetened apples with a crunchy, cinnamony oatmeal topping. Ready to bake in your own oven. $8/9 inch pan **I will be out of...

01/14/2018

Still time to order a meal for this week. Quick heat and eat, tasty and comforting, all homemade from my kitchen to yours!

Welcome back to winter!  Hope everyone stays safe, healthy (er) and warm. I'm going to try out a new bread pudding recip...
01/11/2018
Brenda's Take and Bake

Welcome back to winter! Hope everyone stays safe, healthy (er) and warm. I'm going to try out a new bread pudding recipe today with some leftover Christmas cinnamon rolls I found occupying valuable space in my freezer. I'll let you know how it turns out!

January 16-19 Chick-n-gravy: Slow cooked tender white and dark meat in homemade gravy $8/quart Creamy Mashed Potatoes: $8/quart Buttermilk biscuits: Serve under a ladle of chick-n-gravy or slather with butter and jam $8/10 Made up a few more Chicken pot pies for the freezer this week. Limited supply...

01/08/2018

My Sunday afternoon: 2 simmering pots of burrito pie filling and baked potato soup. An interestingly pleasant combination of aromas.

Burrito Pie is on the menu for next week, but hmmm, a nice hot bowl of baked potato soup sounds really good too.  So...
01/04/2018
Brenda's Take and Bake

Burrito Pie is on the menu for next week, but hmmm, a nice hot bowl of baked potato soup sounds really good too. So...

January 9-12 Burrito Pie: Three layers of mildly seasoned ground beef, homemade refried beans, cheddar/jack cheeses and flour tortillas $10/9 inch pan Mexican Rice: seasoned with onion, garlic and a little jalapeno $6/qt Not into Mexican this week? Instead, warm up with some homemade Baked Potato So...

Have a happy, healthy and blessed New Year!
12/29/2017
Brenda's Take and Bake

Have a happy, healthy and blessed New Year!

January 3-5 Chicken Monterrey: Diced white meat, homemade chicken/white wine sauce, Monterrey Jack cheese, and Stove Top Stuffing (because it''s the best and I can't duplicate it, yet) $18/3 lb or $10/1.5 lb Pumpkin Bread: $8/9x5 loaf or $5/mini loaf * I have a limited number of frozen small chicken...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
12/15/2017
Christmas and New Year's Form

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

PICK UP ONLY Cinnamon Rolls with cream cheese frosting- available baked or prebaked (rise overnight and bake) Orange Rolls with orange glaze- available baked or prebaked 13 inch Breakfast Pizza- Sausage gravy, mild breakfast sausage, scrambled egg, monterey/cheddar cheese and bacon *I will be fillin...

OK, as much as I enjoy making those pot pies, I was pretty happy to be rolling out that very last crust!  Whew!  Obvious...
12/09/2017
Brenda's Take and Bake

OK, as much as I enjoy making those pot pies, I was pretty happy to be rolling out that very last crust! Whew! Obviously getting a late start, but definitely ready to move on to meatloaf next week. This will be the last meal of the year, though I will be taking orders for breakfast pizzas, cinnamon and orange rolls for the holidays. Form coming next week.

Dec 12-15 Meatloaf: A savory combination of ground beef and pork, topped with a sweet and tangy sauce, 1-1/2 lbs ($12) 2-1/2 lbs ($18) Creamy Mashed Potatoes: $8/qt Add a pint of homemade beef gravy for $2 Homemade Dinner Rolls: 9/$6 Looking ahead, for Christmas and New Years, I will have available?...

Who's ready for homemade pot pies?
11/27/2017
Brenda's Take and Bake

Who's ready for homemade pot pies?

December 5-8 Chicken Pot Pie: All white meat, potatoes, carrots and peas in a flavorful chicken gravy, topped with a homemade crust. 3lb pie/$18 or 1.5 lb/$12 Beef Pot Pie: Slow cooked chuck roast, potatoes, carrots and green beans in a rich beef gravy, topped with a homemade crust. 3 lb/$18 or 1.5…

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
11/17/2017
Brenda's Take and Bake

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

**Available for pick up Wednesday, November 22 ONLY! Baked Ham and Swiss Sliders: On homemade Hawaiian style rolls and accompanied by a buttery, Dijon and poppy seed drizzle. $18/dozen or $10/6. May leave a request for "no poppy seeds" in comments Creamy Tomato Basil Soup: $8/qt

Brenda's Take and Bake
11/10/2017
Brenda's Take and Bake

Brenda's Take and Bake

November 14-17 BBQ Meatballs: Frozen unbaked 1 ounce (golfball size) meatballs with homemade BBQ sauce $8/dozen Macaroni and Cheese: Ready to bake. Available in family and half sizes $8/1.5 lb or $5/12 oz Mad Hatter Salad: Shredded cabbage, broccoli slaw and flowerets, green onion and crunchy toppin...

I love making soup and I love making rolls.  I hope you love these!
11/03/2017
Brenda's Take and Bake

I love making soup and I love making rolls. I hope you love these!

November 7-10 Cheesy Vegetable Chowder: A lovely and healthy combination of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and russet potatoes brought together with a delicious creamy, cheesy broth. $10/qt Autumn Squash Soup: Creamy, smooth and tastefully seasoned with honey, cinnamon and a touch of curry. $10/qt P...

This week, I have included Homemade Sloppy Joes for a super quick and easy meal on Halloween, so you can avoid the lines...
10/27/2017
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This week, I have included Homemade Sloppy Joes for a super quick and easy meal on Halloween, so you can avoid the lines at the drive thrus!

Oct 31 *****Special for Tuesday!!! Sloppy Joes; Hassle free for Halloween, Quick and kid friendly for before or after trick or treating. Enough for 6 sandwiches, All from scratch, including buns $12 Homemade applesauce: $8/qt or $5/pt Please order by midnight Monday to insure availability. Oct 31-No...

This entire meal can be prepared and eaten right away, or frozen for another day.
10/19/2017
Brenda's Take and Bake

This entire meal can be prepared and eaten right away, or frozen for another day.

October 24-27 Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs: Spaghetti, parmesan and mozzarella topped with mini Italian meatballs, marinara sauce and more mozzarella. 3lb/ $18 or 2lb/$12 Italian Parmesan Dinner Rolls: 6/$5 Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting: 9 inch/$10 Please order by midnight Sunday October 2...

A popular meal requiring a lot of ingredients, so checking in early for a Sams run tomorrow!
10/12/2017
Brenda's Take and Bake

A popular meal requiring a lot of ingredients, so checking in early for a Sams run tomorrow!

October 17-20 Chicken Enchiladas-Flour tortillas filled with shredded white and dark meat, cream cheese, green chilies, black beans and a blend of southwest seasonings. 6/$18 or 4/$12 Mexican Rice-Mildly seasoned with onion, garlic and jalapenos. $6/qt Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla chips-A plea...

First the Chicago Marathon (spectator only) then home to make soup!  Wishing my son Baron, a great run in his first full...
10/07/2017
Brenda's Take and Bake

First the Chicago Marathon (spectator only) then home to make soup! Wishing my son Baron, a great run in his first full marathon!

October 11-13 Zuppa Toscana Soup: Italian sausage, potato and kale in a mildly seasoned white broth. Taco Soup: Ground beef, tomato, corn and beans in a southwest seasoned broth

Fall is here, apples are ready, turn on your oven and get ready for the aroma!  Three menu items this week, all ready to...
09/29/2017
Brenda's Take and Bake

Fall is here, apples are ready, turn on your oven and get ready for the aroma! Three menu items this week, all ready to make your kitchen smell like you've been baking all day!

October 3-5 Meatloaf-A savory combination of ground beef and pork, accompanied by a sweet and tangy sauce. Allow. 60-90 minutes baking time. 1-1/2 lbs.($12) or 2-1/2 lbs. ($18) Baked Macaroni and Cheese-Made with freshly grated cheddar and a crumbly buttery topping. Ready to bake. 2lb/$10 or 1lb/$6…

09/21/2017
Beef and Noodles Sept 26-29

Deep appreciation to everyone for the kind words and prayers following the passing of my husband. He was a wonderful man in many ways including his complete support of my desire to provide a way for busy families to enjoy home cooked meals. Thank you all for your support and patience during these trying months. As always, I am open to new ideas, recipes and ways to improve!

Beef and noodles: Slow cooked tender roast beef and egg noodles $10/qt Strawberry Pretzel Salad: Pretzel crust with sweetened cream cheese filling, topped with jello and sliced strawberries

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Missing that breakfast pizza!
The chicken enchiladas and rice tonight were delish!
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