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post #561 of 699
I need to do this.
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sub for ideas
post #563 of 699
ok, without reading through this whole thing........again (i already did a couple years ago, shows ya how long a mommy memory is), i need 2 recipes for a mother blessing. i would like one whole dinner to freeze and one side (bread, dessert, etc) to freeze. both of which she can just pull out of the freezer and into the oven. ok i guess there is thawing in between.

this thread needs a jump start anyway

tia, kelli
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Originally Posted by kellid View Post
ok, without reading through this whole thing........again (i already did a couple years ago, shows ya how long a mommy memory is), i need 2 recipes for a mother blessing. i would like one whole dinner to freeze and one side (bread, dessert, etc) to freeze. both of which she can just pull out of the freezer and into the oven. ok i guess there is thawing in between.

this thread needs a jump start anyway

tia, kelli
I made Farmhouse Chicken that I got off a blog. We made one for dinner and froze one for after the baby got here. It was very yummy. I liked that it didn't use an canned condensed soup like many casserole recipes. I added half a zucchini and half a yellow squash so that it had more veggies. I really enjoyed having this postpartum. It was a comfort food kind of dish. A side of home baked bread would be good with it, but with the extra veggies you don't really need any other type of side.
post #565 of 699

8 meals in the freezer, more chicken to go!

I got eight meals in the freezer this week. Chicken was a great price. I made three different varieties. I still have a few meals worth to put away, but I think that will have to happen tomorrow.

I love that you can just put a sauce over the raw chicken, thaw, then bake it or slow cook it when you want it. So much easier than cooking twice!

I did Honey-Baked Chicken from the More-with-Less cookbook, and Amazing Chicken and Lemon-Herb Roasted Chicken from The Big Cook. It only took me a few minutes for each recipe

Since May arrived, I started to feel like could be getting things started for when our baby will arrive (mid-July). I should do these kind of freezer meals now, because we'll have lots of garden stuff to do closer to the time.
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Originally Posted by kellid View Post
ok, without reading through this whole thing........again (i already did a couple years ago, shows ya how long a mommy memory is), i need 2 recipes for a mother blessing. i would like one whole dinner to freeze and one side (bread, dessert, etc) to freeze. both of which she can just pull out of the freezer and into the oven. ok i guess there is thawing in between.

this thread needs a jump start anyway

tia, kelli
here's a great desert to freeze!

http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/re...ipe_id=1854001
post #567 of 699

Breakfast sandwiches and Lasagna rolls

Hello! I'm new here and to the whole idea of freezing meals but so far I've read the first 20 pages or so. I've made myself a list and planning on cooking a bunch this week, seeing that our little girl is coming in about 3 weeks.
I love this thread!!

I've read something on making breakfast sandwiches and lasagna rolls. If someone can please post recipes and then how to reheat that would be awesome!
post #568 of 699
I am not sure of the breakfast sandwiches but for the lasagna rollups I just boil the noodles, make my usual filling & put a spoonfull along the center and roll up the noodle.

I like to flash freeze them on a tray and then put them in a ziploc (so they don't stick together.

then I pull out however many I want and at least partially defrost before adding sauce and cooking
post #569 of 699
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I am not sure of the breakfast sandwiches but for the lasagna rollups I just boil the noodles, make my usual filling & put a spoonfull along the center and roll up the noodle.

I like to flash freeze them on a tray and then put them in a ziploc (so they don't stick together.

then I pull out however many I want and at least partially defrost before adding sauce and cooking

That sounds good. I'm planning on getting 10lbs of ground beef in the morning so I can start on some recipes. It's getting kind of late but I wanted to have everything figured out before bed.

I wanted to throw shredded mozz. cheese on top of them. Do you guys know if shredded cheese freezes well? I don't want to buy it and have it linger in the fridge and possibly go to waste.
post #570 of 699
I freeze it all the time.
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I freeze it all the time.
Already in the meal or separate and then just assemble later?
post #572 of 699
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Already in the meal or separate and then just assemble later?
either way. I buy big bags of shredded cheese at costco and keep in the freezer, pulling out what I need when I cook.
post #573 of 699
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either way. I buy big bags of shredded cheese at costco and keep in the freezer, pulling out what I need when I cook.
Thanks. I'll see what I can get my hands on today.
post #574 of 699
Not a recipe, but I wanted to let you ladies know, there are coupons out in the world for Green Giant veggis and they are on sale at Kroger. My freezer is stocked with them something green for DH to make while I am postpartum!

If your Kroger doubles coupons you can get them for $.50 a box!
post #575 of 699
A bit more freezer help, please...

- If you make meatballs, do you bake and then freeze, or freeze them raw?

- I haven't had luck freezing whole wheat pasta. It gets mushy. Anyone else?

- If you make tomato/spaghetti sauce, can you freeze it in store-bought spaghetti sauce jars (i.e. not "Ball" jars, but like regular Prego/Classico jars, etc.) Or is it better to freeze in smaller containers?

- what's the best way to wrap something like raw/trimmed chicken breasts? (in foil and then in a plastic baggie?)

thanks!
post #576 of 699
This is a yummy recipe that I am going to attempt to freeze. DH loves when I make it really spicy. (I use hot picante sauce/salsa and jalapeno jack cheese.) It's from All Recipes. I made this once for a chili cook-off and won 2nd place!

WHITE CHILI

* 1 pound ground turkey, browned
* 1 cup salsa
* 1 cup frozen corn kernels
* 1 cup water
* 2 (14 ounce) cans great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
* 1 (8 ounce) package jalapeno pepper Cheddar cheese, cubed

In a large pot or saucepan combine the browned turkey, salsa, corn, water, beans and cheese. Stir together and simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes, or until cooked through and cheese has melted.
post #577 of 699
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Originally Posted by Beauchamp View Post
A bit more freezer help, please...

- If you make meatballs, do you bake and then freeze, or freeze them raw?

- I haven't had luck freezing whole wheat pasta. It gets mushy. Anyone else?

- If you make tomato/spaghetti sauce, can you freeze it in store-bought spaghetti sauce jars (i.e. not "Ball" jars, but like regular Prego/Classico jars, etc.) Or is it better to freeze in smaller containers?

- what's the best way to wrap something like raw/trimmed chicken breasts? (in foil and then in a plastic baggie?)

thanks!
I bake meatballs first, then freeze. If you freeze them on a cookie sheet, you can put them all in a container, and just pull out what you need for a meal when you want them.

For sauces, it would be fine to freeze them in those jars. I often use 1 L jars to freeze sauces, soups, stock, etc. You do have to be careful to leave some headspace, as the sauce will expand. I have had some jars crack when I filled them too full.
post #578 of 699
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Originally Posted by Carlyn View Post
I bake meatballs first, then freeze. If you freeze them on a cookie sheet, you can put them all in a container, and just pull out what you need for a meal when you want them.

For sauces, it would be fine to freeze them in those jars. I often use 1 L jars to freeze sauces, soups, stock, etc. You do have to be careful to leave some headspace, as the sauce will expand. I have had some jars crack when I filled them too full.
Thanks! I will definitely freeze them on a cookie sheet. I've had them get stuck in a big lump before.
post #579 of 699
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Originally Posted by Beauchamp View Post
A bit more freezer help, please...

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- what's the best way to wrap something like raw/trimmed chicken breasts? (in foil and then in a plastic baggie?)

thanks!
I get the best results when I freeze raw meat wrapped in freezer paper (comes on rolls like aluminum foil or plastic wrap). They tell you the best wrap technique on the box and I seal them with freezer tape.
post #580 of 699
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Originally Posted by straighthaircurly View Post
I get the best results when I freeze raw meat wrapped in freezer paper (comes on rolls like aluminum foil or plastic wrap). They tell you the best wrap technique on the box and I seal them with freezer tape.

is this better then vacuum sealing them?
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