ciga (or anyone else that has a good one) could you post your recipe for chicken pot pie please? Thats one of my favorites but I've never made it before. Thank you.
Freezer Meals - Page 2
This is the recipe I have used. Yes, it is kind of crazy complicated but it was soooo good and totally worth it. It's been a while since I've made it but I do plan on busting out at least two of them for post-partum freezer meals. This is the kind of recipe where it makes sense to make multiples if you're putting in the time anyway.
I've been gone for awhile but I am already starting to stock my freezer. I am mostly doing a lot of chicken marinades since my Dh will grill, but I plan to also do a couple chicken pot pies, roast kits, enchiladas, and a couple pasta meals. Our goal is 49 nights worth of dinners (or at least main courses) several breakfasts, lunches, and snacks as well. Yikes!
There is a list on once a month mom that says how long certain things can stay frozen.
- Fruits and Vegetables – 8-12 months
- Poultry, uncooked – 12 months
- Poultry, cooked – 4 months
- Fish – 3-6 months
- Meat, Roasts, Steaks, etc; uncooked – 4-12 months
- Ground Meat, uncooked – 3-4 months
- Meat, cooked – 4 months
- Cured or Processed Meats – 1-2 months
- Casseroles – 2-3 months
- Soups and stews – 2-3 months
Here is the link: http://onceamonthmom.com/get-started-how-long-do-meals-last/
I've always been pleasantly amazed at how long I can leave things in the freezer. That chart is a good reference but I have definitely frozen many of those items for much much longer and had them be perfectly fine. In any case, it is definitely not too early to start on your freezer meals.
I made a bunch of frozen breakfast burritos for my husband to take to work and some regular vegetarian ones for when he has to fend for himself for dinner :)
today I'm making a huge batch of lentil soup and morroccan chickpea soup and I'm going to freeze some in glass jars and see how that works. I really don't know what else I can freeze for after baby other than soups and protein pancakes~ everything else I would want for dinner/breakfast has to be made fresh and is pretty easy--- quinoa/broccoli for dinner... oatmeal for breakfast- simple! I froze a bunch of fruit on trays and put it in ziplocs and also made a double batch of gluten free vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookies (AMAZING) and rolled it into dough balls, froze it, and then put that into a zip loc so anytime we want cookies we just put one or two on a sheet rather than making a whole batch. Portion control!!!
oh yeah- I was thinking of making a bunch of green smoothies and freezing them too!! That would be amazing for postpartum because that is kind of labor intensive and it's annoying to have all the ingredients on hand at once- i could probably fit 12-16 jars of green smoothies in my freezer with everything else and then thaw them in the fridge and have them in the morning!
organizing my kitchen is definitely fulfilling my nesting instinct right now!!
I don't think there's freezer burn Shiloh..... I wrapped them air tight individually and then put them all in a zip loc.... followed a recipe from pinterest! I made 12, not enough to really be in there long enough to get freezer burn... I think he'll probably go through them in less than a month.