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post #641 of 699
Look at this!!

lots of freezable recipes!!
post #642 of 699
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Originally Posted by AniellasMommy View Post
Look at this!!

lots of freezable recipes!!
that looks like a great resource! i fed the freezer a bit today. first with a feta-spinach egg bake. i put them in muffin tins, so now i have them ready for individual servings. i also did a couple 8x8 tuna pasta casseroles.

my goal is to feed the freezer with one more thing every night this week. should be enough to get a months worth of food!
post #643 of 699
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post #644 of 699
has anyone ever froze a dish with uncooked rice? cookes rice absorbs alot of liquids during freezing and recooking. i just was hoping that since it takes a while to cook a frozen dish anyways that the rice would cook during the process...........anyone?
post #645 of 699
i definately salvage what i can on any vegetable. i could not throw away food like that. i think it would be wasteful not too imo.

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The other day I froze about a dozen rolled lumpia and 3 quarts of chili

Today I am baking probably 3 (MAYBE 4?) meatloafs (I have two in the oven at the moment and should be done soon).. and adding probably 3 quarts of Mexican tortilla soup to the freezer.

SO proud of myself. The soup is made from about 3 or 4 leftover chicken enchiladas with rice (I added a can of black beans and chicken broth).

The meatloaf is using up some onions that were past their prime, and the last of my Italian bread crumbs.

I was INTENDING to make some mashed potatoes for the freezer, but it looks like dp threw out the WHOLE 5 lb bag... so here's my question.. isn't it NORMAL to sort through a bag of potatoes and toss out the old, cut off any bad parts of otherwise fine potatoes and use the "good parts"? Dp doesn't agree with this. Apparently one bad potato makes a whole bag of bad potatoes. Your thoughts? I grew up in a place that didn't get regular deliveries- we often had to return eggs that were bad to the store (and get a replacement dozen), cut off bad parts of onions, cheese, or potatoes, or whatever and salvage what was good.. is this not normal?
post #646 of 699
Ibake my meatloaf in cucake tins and then freeze it. It cooks quicker and pull out as many meatloaf cakes as you need!
post #647 of 699
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Originally Posted by AniellasMommy View Post
Look at this!!

lots of freezable recipes!!
Cool site! I now have 2 new recipes
post #648 of 699
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Originally Posted by Radish4ever View Post
My recent favs:

Creamy Italian Pasta (Recipe #295595 on Recipezaar)

This is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good (and could be made meatless, using low/no fat ingredients, whole wheat pasta, etc).... I used turkey instead of beef and added in some minced onion with the meat. This froze BEAUTIFULLY (I made it and then put leftovers in individual containers to reheat for lunches...so goooooood and I can't wait to make more!)

SERVES 6 -8

16 ounces pasta (fusilli, medium shells, elbow mac, etc)
1 lb ground beef
26 ounces pasta sauce
8 ounces tomato sauce
8 ounces cream cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 1/2 tablespoons italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Boil pasta as directed on package and drain.
Meanwhile, brown meat with garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
Mix all very well (except mozarella) in pasta pot (or larger pot) over low heat until cream cheese melts.
Top evenly with mozarella.
Cover and let sit on low for about 15 min, or until mozarella melted.
Enjoy!



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Breakfast Casserole (Recipezaar Recipe #32445 )

SERVES 6-8

1 lb bulk sausage, like Jimmy Dean
4 cups bread, cut in pieces (day or two old is best)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
10 eggs, lightly beaten
4 cups milk
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
Cook and crumble sausage, drain.
Put bread in well buttered 9x13 baking dish.
Sprinkle with the cheese.
Combine the eggs, milk, and spices.
Pour over the bread and cheese.
Sprinkle sausage and mushrooms on top.
Cover and chill overnight.
Heat oven to 325*.
Bake, uncovered for 1 hour.


(Ours took about an hour and a half to make so it wasn't too runny. This can also be made right away without making it the night before. I freeze this in individual portions, too)

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Finally having time to go through this thread
Totally going to try the creamy italian pasta next week
post #649 of 699
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Originally Posted by kellid View Post
has anyone ever froze a dish with uncooked rice? cookes rice absorbs alot of liquids during freezing and recooking. i just was hoping that since it takes a while to cook a frozen dish anyways that the rice would cook during the process...........anyone?
Yeah, it cooked just fine.
post #650 of 699
anyone have any favorite high protein, low fat freezer meals?
post #651 of 699
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Yeah, it cooked just fine.
thank you for responding...
post #652 of 699
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Originally Posted by AFWife View Post
Yeah, it cooked just fine.
yes, thank you!
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post #654 of 699
Thanks to all involved with this thread - I just finished reading the whole thing! I finally got a chest freezer a few weeks ago and have been super excited to fill it. So far I've made: Oat/flax pancakes, breakfast burritos (for a friend postpartum), Leek-cauliflower soup (split between me & friend), two different types of mac and cheese (GF for me, non-gf for friend... we'll see how it turns out...), and, uh... hmm, maybe that was it so far.

I'm making my shopping list for the next round. I think I'm gonna go with Vegetable enchiladas (posted here), Moroccan Lentil soup (posted here), vegetarian chili, balsamic chicken (posted here), and maybe veg lasagna. I also want to work on other meal components like pesto, sauces, etc. I'm SUPER excited for summer, b/c I've been too lazy to learn proper canning, but freezer jams seem like a method that I could do much easier. So now I'm hoping to U-pick a lot of berries and make my own jam.

I'm due with child #2 at the end of June/beginning of July, so in the spring I'll definitely be sure to stock my freezer as much as possible for postpartum!
post #655 of 699
I this thread!
Just got lots of new recipes from that Martha Stewart link above...
I get so bored with the usual stuff we make. SO excited to try Lasagna Primavera and Veggie Enchiladas!
post #656 of 699
I have a recipe for freezable mac n cheese that I will post later. Regular mac n cheese doesn't work well in the freezer.
post #657 of 699
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Originally Posted by laurabfig View Post
SO excited to try Lasagna Primavera and Veggie Enchiladas!
I made the veggie enchiladas last week and they were AMAZING! I doubled the recipe to make three pans worth (with some extra filling frozen separately), and two of them are already gone. :P

I also made the balsamic chicken recipe that someone here posted. and had a few for the first time tonight. HOLY CRUD! SO UNBELIEVABLY GOOD! Really, I highly recommend. Yum yum yum.

Actually a friend came over last week to help me make five different dishes for my freezer. She knows her way around a kitchen much more than I do, so it was a big help!
post #658 of 699
I just spent a week reading through this entire thread. wow. Thanks to all the contributors. I don't really have much to add, but I have copied and pasted a bunch of recipes for my own use. I'll come back if I have anything to share though
post #659 of 699
I refer to this list regularly, so I wanted to bump it back up.

post #660 of 699
bumping this up as I make my list for when I have my baby in summer
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