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post #41 of 47

Your lists all sound amazing ladies, I would be so grateful if you'd share recipes (or links) as I really had hoped to get some freezer meals done before this baby arrives. We haven't been eating very well lately so we could use some healthy "convenience" foods any way.

post #42 of 47

I wouldn't freeze something that was potato-heavy...freezing is not terribly kind to potatoes.

 

I would love the recipe for the spinach balls!

 

This weekend I made up a big big pot of chicken soup to freeze, but other than that and a batch of grain-free muffins I haven't made a lot of progress on my freezing goals...
 

post #43 of 47

I second the spinach balls recipe request, please :)

post #44 of 47

Does biscuit/roll dough last in the freezer or is that something I should just make on the nights we eat something that includes them? Also, if they do freeze well, can I pre-cut them or should I just freeze the ball of dough?

post #45 of 47
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Originally Posted by alaskanmomma View Post

Does biscuit/roll dough last in the freezer or is that something I should just make on the nights we eat something that includes them? Also, if they do freeze well, can I pre-cut them or should I just freeze the ball of dough?

I have a freezer buscuit recipe, I will try to remember to post it tonight, though pretty sure it came from Pinterest. As for rolls, I have yet to get any homemade ones to rise well after freezing, so if there is a foolproof way to do that I would love to know. I use mosty fresh ground grain FWIW.
post #46 of 47

Here is my mom's spinach ball recipe!  I love it because she would make these for the holidays and also as appetizers for parties.  Plus they are just soooooo good!  

 

20oz frozen chopped spinach

3 cups of herb seasoned stuffing mix 

1 large onion finely chopped

6 eggs well beaten

3/4 cup melted butter

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/2 Tblsp pepper

1 1/2 tsp. garlic salt

1/2 tsp. thyme

 

Fix the spinach according to directions.  Squeeze to remove excess moisture.  Mix all ingredients well and shape into 3/4 inch balls. Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet at 325 degrees F for 15 min.  

 

I have had good luck letting these cool after baking and then freezing.  When you want to eat you can just remove the number of balls you need and heat them up.  It can also be made as a casserole, though I'm not sure how much to adjust the cooking time.  Just guess and test.

 

Definitely a comfort food for me!  (I still miss my mom.stillheart.gif)  Maybe not really a health food, but new lactating moms need a certain amount of butter, right?  winky.gif

 

Enjoy!

 

Oh and I think my family had frozen our mashed potato casserole before and it was still yummy!  It does have a lot of dairy in it....  I will double check with my sis.  Thanks!

post #47 of 47
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Originally Posted by Cali2SC View Post

Here is my mom's spinach ball recipe!  I love it because she would make these for the holidays and also as appetizers for parties.  Plus they are just soooooo good!  

 

20oz frozen chopped spinach

3 cups of herb seasoned stuffing mix 

1 large onion finely chopped

6 eggs well beaten

3/4 cup melted butter

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/2 Tblsp pepper

1 1/2 tsp. garlic salt

1/2 tsp. thyme

 

Fix the spinach according to directions.  Squeeze to remove excess moisture.  Mix all ingredients well and shape into 3/4 inch balls. Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet at 325 degrees F for 15 min.  

 

I have had good luck letting these cool after baking and then freezing.  When you want to eat you can just remove the number of balls you need and heat them up.  It can also be made as a casserole, though I'm not sure how much to adjust the cooking time.  Just guess and test.

 

Definitely a comfort food for me!  (I still miss my mom.stillheart.gif)  Maybe not really a health food, but new lactating moms need a certain amount of butter, right?  winky.gif

 

Enjoy!

 

Oh and I think my family had frozen our mashed potato casserole before and it was still yummy!  It does have a lot of dairy in it....  I will double check with my sis.  Thanks!

 

Your mom's spinach balls recipe sounds *so* good! Too bad I'm the only one who would eat it. greensad.gif I might make some, anyway, because they do sound so good. smile.gif And I'm not sure what your mashed potato casserole consists of, but I've been craving mashed potatoes something fierce, so that sounds good, too. orngtongue.gif

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