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#691 of 699 Old 01-05-2011, 12:03 PM
 
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I'm waiting for a massive sweet potato sale so I can freeze tons of puree.  ...


What do you do with all that sweet potato puree, other than casserole and burritos? I'm fascinated!


Thicken soups, muffins, pie, pancakes, spaghetti sauce, lots of stuff!


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Sorry, my multi quote isn't working right now.

 

For pizza dough, I make the whole pizza.  I just bake the crust for 15 minutes or so, let cool and top w/toppings and freeze.  You could also just make the dough and freeze it before it rises.  Thaw, let rise, and then use as normal.
 

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I'm looking for suggestions on freezing pizza dough or whole pizzas.  How do you do it - make the dough and freeze it in a ball?  Roll it out?  If you make the whole thing, how do you prepare it for the freezer?




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I shop every 2 weeks, when dh gets paid. Then, the following day I cook most of it (generally between 20-25 meals at a go).

 

I bake whole wheat bread, super healthy, with only yeast, whole wheat flour and water. I usually make * loaves' worth. I bake two right then, and freeze the other doughs for pizza and fresh bread later on.

 

I make a large batch of chocolate chip oatmeal peanut butter cookies (about 60 cookie batch), freeze half, bake the other half.

 

I cook lots of burger all at once, season it with a mixture of chili powder, brown sugar and salt (rather than store-bought taco or chili seasoning packets), and freeze it in half-pound bags. I use these for spaghetti sauce, chili, tacos, and in minestrone soup. It can also be mixed with brown rice for a very fast meal.

 

I presoak and precook pinto beans, northern beans, and white rice.

 

If we are having potato meals, I bake a bunch all at once in a turkey roaster, along with whatever cooked carrots, roast meat, and roast onions we will be needing.

 

I bake about 7 pounds of chicken breast at a go, then bag it for 4 meals with BBQ sauce in each baggie.

 

Our system revolves around the microwave. But it is currently broken! Ha ha ha ha....

 

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Hippie do the beans come out of the freezer ok ? I would love to precook beans at our house . Lately I've been useing can just because it's easy
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Hippie do the beans come out of the freezer ok ? I would love to precook beans at our house . Lately I've been useing can just because it's easy

I precook all kinds of beans and I've never had a problem with texture or anything. Speaking of, I need to cook a couple batches. We just moved so my freezer stocks are LOW!

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Does anyone know if whole wheat pasta freezes well? (as in whole wheat lasagna noodles) Also, corn tortillas for enchiladas? I would think they would fall apart.

My BIGGEST problem is that my husband "doesn't like" soups, curries, lasagna or lots of pasta...ARGH! The other night I slaved over a really good chicken piccata recipe and he ate half his plate and pushed it away saying he was full. The next night I browned up some easy cheeseburgers and he was saying, "Wow! What a TREAT! Cheeseburgers! Awesome!" eyesroll.gif I need to find freezer meals that he will actually EAT. orngtongue.gif

Our single most successful freezer recipe is raw chocolate chip cookie dough, already scooped into little individual balls. I use the recipe on the baking soda box. It's the best one I have ever found, and I have tried a LOT. Before DD was born I made EIGHT batches and froze them all. Didn't make it easy to lose the baby weight, but yum!

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I've never frozen cooked pasta or tortillas (although I keep both in the freezer pre-cooking). For pasta dishes like lasagna, I'd think you could probably put together the lasagna without cooking the noodles first, freeze it, and then bake it, although it could be mushy. (Never done it, mostly b/c I'm too lazy to put together a lasagna!)

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bump, I am currently feeding my freezer since there is room because our stockpile of meat is dimishing as the year goes on...


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