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post #21 of 25
So far there's a

-shepards pie (without the potato)
-pulled pork
-beef & veggie stew
-spaghetti sauces X 2
-meatballs
-lasagna
-banana bread (and there will be more of that!)

I hope to stash a few more things, including soups (my fave) and some more baking. I have the urge to bake, but am resisting eating it for now (due to the sugar) so I bake and freeze right away. (I don't think dp cares for this, he would rather eat all the baking now, but he'll appreciate it later.)
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by p1gg1e View Post
Does the spagetti need to be undercooked? I made some last night and its in a freezer bag can I stick it in the freezer ( sauce is one the noodles etc...)
For left over pasta in the fridge, I keep the pasta and sauce seperate. I reheat the sauce in the microwave or stovetop, but the pasta I reheat by running under very hot water in the sink. It keeps it from over cooking or mushing up. I've never tried freezing cooked pasta, but if I were, I might try the same technique. I never cook pasta past al dente in the first place, so there's a little room for more cooking here if it takes more when frozen perhaps. I guess I'd aim for undercooking a bit if the sauce were on the pasta to be reheated.
post #23 of 25
Ok, these aren't the healthiest enchiladas but they are EASY and freeze really well... I'd take them to college in ziplocks... we eat ours with fresh tortillas or corn chips like a big dip.

Anyhow, take a 9x13 casserole dish, and in it mix 1/2 lb colby (shredded), a cup of your favorite salsa, and cooked chicken (or whatever meat/bean) - shoot, I think 2 cups but I can't remember, I'll check and post it... usually we bake a whole chicken and eat it for dinner and use whatever is left for enchiladas.

Mix up, and then over the top dump 2 cans of cream of chicken soup, bake at 350 for 30 min or until bubbly... or freeze first and heat up later.

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In the freezer right now I have 2 meals of tortilla soup (easy and easy and yum) and I need to make

-spag sauce
-meatballs
-chicken broth

and I need more meal ideas. We are dairy/soy free because of dd's food allergies, and nearly everything I know to freeze has dairy in it. Stew is good except the potatoes don't freeze well...
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by lisa2976 View Post
and I need more meal ideas. We are dairy/soy free because of dd's food allergies, and nearly everything I know to freeze has dairy in it. Stew is good except the potatoes don't freeze well...
Chicken and meatball soup is a stand-by in my family - we haul it out for new babies and funerals. Freezes great, reheats easy and seems to get better as it sits, lol. Easy to make too - only reason I haven't made it is I expect my grandmother will bring it, lol. Boil a chicken or parts in a pot (big,) covered with water, skim it (the fat,) add celery, onions, carrots, canned tomatoes (whole, crushed or diced,) season with salt, pepper, garlic (maybe thyme?) cook a while (hour?) pick the bones out if you like, meanwhile make small meatballs, (.5in, ground beef, an egg per pund of beef, and enough italian breadcrumbs to make the meatballs stick. Drop meatballs into top of soup. Cook until meatballs done.

ETA: You can boil the chicken in chicken stock or partly chicken stock if you rather
post #25 of 25
Unfortunatly I can not stand to eat left overs so all we have is meat, veggies and lots and lots of blueberries. Luckily DH will be off for 3 weeks and can and will cook us some great food!

Mama to Peanut 9, little dude,and Due 2/22/07!!!
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