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I made the lasagna rolls a couple of weeks ago, and we had them yesterday for dinner. Defrosted them, covered with pasta sauce and mozz cheese, and put them in the oven for an hour while we took the kids for a walk. And all eaten up - no lasagna for days and days! I may never make a traditional lasagna again...

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Does anyone know how well bok choi freezes? I have gotten more in my CSA box this fall than I we can cook up and not get bored.

Does anyone have a recipie for muffins that freeze well?

This week I plan to freeze a greenbean casserole.

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How about fennel too? These two items are in my fridge from my box and I have no clue what to do with them.

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How about fennel too? These two items are in my fridge from my box and I have no clue what to do with them.
I personally hate fennel, but my friends who enjoy it will put olive oil, salt and pepper on it and grill it. I know it's not really grilling weather, but maybe roasting it that way would work? don't know about freezing it.
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I freeze herbs in a small bag or container - keeps them fresher, longer, I'd cut it up into the various parts and freeze each separately.

I found this recipe for pork - looks yummy! http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Roasted...ns/Detail.aspx
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hey freezer gurus!!

do any of you know if I can make an apple pie today and freeze it for thanksgiving?

yummy? or gross?

the apples are not quite ripe BUT I'm not sure if they'd last the week and a half till thanksgiving for me to make it the day before....

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Today a friend came over and we did some cooking for our Thanksgiving dinners. We did cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, and country mashed potatoes. It's going to make Thanksgiving so much easier!

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hey freezer gurus!!

do any of you know if I can make an apple pie today and freeze it for thanksgiving?

yummy? or gross?

the apples are not quite ripe BUT I'm not sure if they'd last the week and a half till thanksgiving for me to make it the day before....

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I make and freeze apple pies all the time. Don't bake it before you put it in the freezer. You can put it straight into the oven from the freezer, just add 15 minutes to the baking time (I usually bake mine from frozen about 1 hour).

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I made the lasagna rolls a couple of weeks ago, and we had them yesterday for dinner. Defrosted them, covered with pasta sauce and mozz cheese, and put them in the oven for an hour while we took the kids for a walk. And all eaten up - no lasagna for days and days! I may never make a traditional lasagna again...

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the lasagna rolls has been my all time FAVORITE freezer recipe!

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almost any muffin recipe should freeze just fine.
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How about fennel too? These two items are in my fridge from my box and I have no clue what to do with them.
Fennel is very good in salad - slice the root very thinly. You can probably find some really yummy recipes on the Net. I think you could probably roast it in your oven, too.

Mmmmm....fennel.

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fennel is *excellent* roasted

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fennel is *excellent* roasted
do you just chop it into bite size pieces?

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do you just chop it into bite size pieces?

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When I roast it I just slice it in half and roast cut side up.
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usually I just quarter the bulb depending on the size. I also add garlic and leeks or onions if I have them. toss with oil salt and pepper

roast till very tender at 425. it's good served with parmesan cheese. taste is very mellow - not at all like raw fennel.

I know this is the feed the freezer thread but I have no idea how this freezes - cooked or raw.

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i searched the thread for "mashed potatoes" but just wanted to make sure...do they really freeze well? how do you reheat them? i'm having 10 peopke for T-day and want to get a head start. i make them from scratch with cream if that matters.

i'm also doing a sweet potato and apple casserole with the 2 sliced and layered. does anyone know if they would freeze well? incooked or cooked?

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Does anyone know how well bok choi freezes? I have gotten more in my CSA box this fall than I we can cook up and not get bored.
I chop and freeze it to throw in soups. Works great! I do this with all the greens that come in my box all summer long. We get more greens than we could ever eat in a week, plus the "extras" box is always full of them so I usually grab a bunch or two extra to freeze.

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do you just chop it into bite size pieces?

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I slice it thin using my V-slicer (like a mandoline)... and then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper. Yummy!

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Has anybody bought the Cook's Illustrated "The Best Make Ahead Recipe" book?? I saw at Costco last week for $19.99. It has a bunch of recipes that are marked "freeze".

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Just wanted to say AGAIN....the recipes in this thread ROCK! I made the scrumptious chicken for a friend whose dad passed away, good easy yummy comfort food. And it freezes like a charm.
This week I made escarole/bean and sausage soup to freeze and tonight is a new recipe for White Chili.
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i searched the thread for "mashed potatoes" but just wanted to make sure...do they really freeze well? how do you reheat them? i'm having 10 peopke for T-day and want to get a head start. i make them from scratch with cream if that matters.

i'm also doing a sweet potato and apple casserole with the 2 sliced and layered. does anyone know if they would freeze well? incooked or cooked?

tia,

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Not sure if this will help you or not, but thought I'd share my recent experience:

I just did a Thanksgiving prep with a friend this weekend. We made mashed potatoes (with cream cheese) and sweet potato casserole. I was skeptical that cream cheese would freeze well, but my friend is an awesome cook and says it works. I trust her, so we'll see next weekend! All I have to do is thaw the potatoes and pop them in the oven when it's time.

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Potatoes do seperate when frozen. You will need to stir them back together after they defrost. I usually freeze mine in a big ziplock that I can "massage" back together before I take them out of the bag to reheat.

I do it all the time though, and attach a bag of cooked ground turkey and some peas, and shredded cheese to mix with a can of creamed corn to make up a sheppards pie. Mmm.
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Okay a couple of questions:

1. Can we talk about freezing pies? What types of pies, how prepared, how frozen, how reheated/cooked?

2. Can I freeze a Pecan pie? This seems different to me than an apple pie for example.

3. Can someone please share an enchilada recipe? Do you cook them before freezing? Do the tortillas get crumbly and weird???

4. Can someone talk about making and freezing burritos? I am interested in making some bean/chicken/cheese, and some breakfast style. Please help. :
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IM experience, I have had trouble with freezing:

potatoes
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Here's what you do with rice. Buy a huge bag of long grain rice. Get your biggest pot, fill it with water and bring it to a boil. Dump in the entire bag of rice, and stir. Cook until a grain of rice passes the 'bite test.' Drain carefully into a colander with small drain holes. Spoon into containers and freeze. Before using, thaw (or defrost in the microwave) then reheat in the microwave. I do this all the time. Some people I know like to put it in big ziplocs and flatten them out, then stack them up in the freezer. I don't do plastic, so I use glass containers.

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I make my burritos in large batches fill and wrap and set on a cookie sheet seem down freeze then they can be tossed in a container.

Enchiladas I cook after thawing I line my favorite lasagna pan with foil make enchiladas toss it in the freezer after its frozen I pop the foil bundle out and I have my pan back and when its time to cook the whole thing drops back into the pan for baking and it makes clean up a breeze
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I make my burritos in large batches fill and wrap and set on a cookie sheet seem down freeze then they can be tossed in a container.

Enchiladas I cook after thawing I line my favorite lasagna pan with foil make enchiladas toss it in the freezer after its frozen I pop the foil bundle out and I have my pan back and when its time to cook the whole thing drops back into the pan for baking and it makes clean up a breeze
Do you bake it with the foil? Or do you peel the foil off first?
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OK... does anybody want to post their top three favorites for the freezer?? Can be your own recipes or recipes from a book or website? (Of course, copyright laws say that you have to do the directions yourself if you post here...)
My favorites would be:
Murgh Dehin
Chili
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Beef Chili
Mannicottis, trays and trays of them!
enchiladas chicken, beef or bean
Recipes please! :
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