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#31 of 33 Old 11-28-2007, 03:08 PM
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Does anyone know about freezing pizza dough? I mean in balls, not in rolled-out sheets. I see it in the freezer case at the NFS, but am not sure if there are any tricks to it.

I dunno what your recipe calls for, but I just do the initial 10 minute resting period and then wrap in plastic wrap and put it in a ziplock for the freezer. When I want to use it I take it out and thaw over night in the fridge and then let it rise on the counter once, roll it out and let it rest for another 15 minutes or so on the baking sheet.

Hope that helps.

Zenma... we are really trying to stay away from using the microwave so typically we defrost in the fridge and then pop things in the oven or on the stove top. However, I have been known to use the microwave to defrost on occasion when I wasnt good at remembering to take something out.
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Well, I THOUGHT I was doing good with 6 double meals in the freezer, but holy cow

I've got big plans to make more, as I'm off work after tomorrow. I'm searching around for good ideas and recipies. Anyone want to share their enchilada recipe??? I've never made them before.

So far I have:

2 shepherd's pie
4 chicken pot pie (no crust - mashed potatoes and yams on top)
1 Lasagna

They're in containers that will do us for 2 meals, so it's like 12 meals total.

I cheat and buy the tinfoil pans. It's just easier that way, and that's kinda the point. I do reuse the pans, if that counts for something.

I can't eat wheat so that makes it a little trickier. no pasta. I can't find a rice pasta that freezes well.


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Originally Posted by simplehome View Post
On my list still is:

pressure can a big batch of split pea-ham soup
pressure can a big batch of chili
pressure can some beef stroganoff (before the sour cream is added)
freeze some lasagnas
freeze some enchiladas
freeze some meatballs
freeze some peanut butter chicken
Well, that's what was on my list a few weeks ago. Today I got 12 quarts of bean-ham soup put up in the pressure canner (instead of split pea), and tomorrow I'm tackling the chili. I might try to get the meatballs done this weekend as well. I'll be out of jars after the chili, so I'm not sure whether I'll get to the stroganoff or not. I think I'd rather put my time into lasagna, anyway, as I'm a total hound for the protein. Hopefully by the end of the weekend this list will be nearly cut in half!

I also had a silly revelation at my parents' house last week---they had a little container of cubed ham and a container of shredded cheddar in the fridge, left-over from omlettes one morning. I LOVE making omlettes, but hate chopping things. I just froze some portions of cubed ham, and will freeze some shredded cheddar tomorrow. That way I can just prepare a high-protein breakfast without worrying about getting all of the parts ready. Wa-hoo! Like I said, silly, but I think it will make me really happy.

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