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#31 of 45 Old 07-14-2006, 08:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Potatoes don't freeze real well unless they're cooked and covered in a sauce, like o'gratin potatoes. Mashed potatoes work well, though. I don't know if hummus would work, I'd try a little bit, freeze it for a week, and then thaw it. I think it may become watery? What else... You want to blanch or lightly steam veggies before freezing, or at least I do.

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Jumping in from October:

Do you all precook your meals like lasagna my DH is thinking leave it all uncooked and you just have to cook it ( all prep done)

also what are you all using to freeze : lasagnas, muffins etc??

My Mil mentioned about sending us her freezer vacuum sealer however what about other things.. Ugh i hate to use aluminum however what else is good especially if it will be sitting in the freezer a couple months?

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Do you all precook your meals like lasagna my DH is thinking leave it all uncooked and you just have to cook it ( all prep done)
(I lurk in August and October also : )

I don't precook meals except for meatballs because it's just eaiser to have them already cooked. Lasagna I for sure just stick it in the freezer as is and even stick it in the oven frozen (for an extra hour or so covered), though it's better to take it out in the morning and let it thaw from what I've seen.
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I was wondering how everyone is doing with this. I am just starting really since it has been so hot here I haven't even been cooking dinner let alone stuff for 2 months from now.

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thanks so much for bumpin this myhoneyswife!! i've had freezin and storin on my mind. i actually just bought a vacuum sealer and am in the process of trying to find a good deal on a small chest freezer as i dont have any room to speak of in my fridge/freezer --- sidebysides? whatthecrap? NO ROOM!
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This is great, I'm planning on doing some freezer meals... I'm not the best of cook at the best of times (Currently learning, I'm up to my 4th massive welt where I've ended up burning myself....) so this will help lots
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Freezing meals is going great over here! But I'm going to run out of freezer space soon...

I've been making extra of one meal a week & popping it in the freezer. Here's what I've got in the freezer so far:

Spaghetti
2 meatloaves
Cooked ground beef for 2 meals
taco meat and beans for 2 meals

All are cooked except the meatloaves. On the agenda for this week: more spaghetti.

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I've done double batches of spaghetti sauce so far and enchilada sauce. I've got my friend's recipe for Lumpia (Filipino Egg Rolls) now so was going to make a whole bunch of those up. I should make up a few meat loaves and other things but I haven't really wanted to think about this... guess it is time that I should!

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Shannon (or others) --
How do you freeze meatloaf? and ground beef? I.e., what do you wrap/store it in so it tastes ok when you defrost?
This is so new to me! Thanks.
I have made and frozen big batches and chili before. Yum. Maybe I'll tackle that this week!

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Meat loaf, I freeze on a cookie sheet, then pop off and put in a freezer ziplock.

Ground beef I freeze in those little Ziplock or Glad fake cheapo tupperware in the 1-1/2 cup size, I think.

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: Lurking in from October DDc and hoping to bump this up for some more yummy food ideas.
We are reclaiming our deep freezer from our old house (it just won't convey when we re-list the house) and I'm hoping and planning to cook up a storm and fill it with yummies for after little one arrives.
So far, my tummy is grumbling reading the recipes y'all have posted...so I can't wait to see some more.
By the way, when you freeze baked goods, like the muffins...do you do that BEFORE or AFTER baking them?
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Freeze muffins AFTER baking them OR cheat and buy the Costco ones that are loaded with sugar and other good stuff, lol!
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OR cheat and buy the Costco ones that are loaded with sugar and other good stuff, lol!
DH had to drag me out of the Costco bakery last week, because I SOOO wanted to buy some of these. They are so bad, but they taste sooo good

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