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I was going to help my friend today but her little one ended up sick so we had to reschedule our plans, so I took the opportunity to get some cooking done to go in the freezer, I made 15 breakfast burritos, 18 egg rolls, 3 dozen wontons, 3 dozen apple muffins and 3 huge pans of lasagna. I was cooking all day long, and my feet are killing me but I feel like I got so much done! I just wanted to share my happiness, I have just started trying to meal plan and do freezer meals so I think I got a good start. I am really hoping that by doing the burritos and egg rolls my husband can take them to work and eat healthy and we can save some money. The wontons are for me because I love them joy.gif
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I need to do that! Congratulations! Sounds like you got come good stuff done! :)


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Thank you!

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That's great! I love egg rolls eat.gif

 

I don't have a large freezer or a microwave, so some cooking-ahead is out, but we try to cut up/prepare fruit/veggies (bananas and mangoes for smoothies, greens), etc. that are soon going off & freeze them. That helps, too.
 


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Inspiring! I should do this eventually. How do you store the food in the freezer, so that it doesn't get freezer burn?


 

 

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Inspiring! I should do this eventually. How do you store the food in the freezer, so that it doesn't get freezer burn?

 

It depends on what you're freezing - I use a variety of things. For prepared meals, I use aluminum containers with paper lids (can defrost in the fridge and go right into the oven), for soups I use plastic containers with screw-on lids, for breads and veg and such I use plastic freezer bags. For meats, freezer paper is best, but I also use plastic bags too. If you're willing to use plastic; I know a lot of people don't (I'm always going back and forth on it myself...). The key to avoiding freezer burn is to protect the item from air - so leaving the minimal head space in containers (half an inch is usually sufficient), wrapping well, and squeezing as much air as possible from bags. That's why a lot of people like the vacuum sealers. And shelf life too - you can safely keep most things for a year, year and a half - but best case scenario is you rotate through every six months or so. 


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I just froze meals in the pans and wrapped everything really well in plastic wrap and then foil on top of that, and then put eggrolls, muffins and wontons in bags and got all the air I could out of them. I plan to use it all within 2 months though.

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I have been feeding my freezer with fresh, local fruits and vegetables to take us through the winter. We will have lots of good things for smoothies, cakes, muffins and pies this year! Soon it will be time to freeze tomatoes I can use for sauces, soups and salsas through the winter. I also loves to buy a bushel of red peppers every year, roast them and then freeze them.

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