Ok, I have never frozen anything to eat later on before so I have no idea how they will turn out. I hopefully didn't waste a lot of time and ingredients, but here is what I have made and put in the freezer:<br><br>
two batches of pizza sauce<br>
two batches of pizza dough (punched down and put in freezer bags after rising, I believe you let it thaw, shape in pan, add toppings and bake as normal)<br>
two asparagus quiches, already baked, will just need to be reheated<br><br>
We also have an Amy's brand frozen pizza in there, and I keep meaning to buy some lasagna too.<br><br>
Oh yeah! This isn't a meal but I baked some raisin bran muffins (w/choc chips and walnuts) and stuck some in the freezer as well.
I wish I could successfully freeze soup. I think I just don't have the room for it even though our freezer is usually empty lol!<br>
I did make some pumpkin bread yesterday and will freeze it, and I may make more this week. When my son was born I lived off of pumpkin bread and tea; it was power food for nursing.<br>
Funny thing is that I have a foodsaver that works great, I just never use it. I think because the bags are way too expensive.<br>
Bring on the ideas though ladies, I can't wait to read more!
So I thought I'd take this moment to expound on the wonders of pressure cookers. We received a nice swiss one from dh's dad and step-mom at our shower in Portland. It got alot of funny looks from the other people at the party, and I have to admit I was a little surprised at the un-babyness of it as a gift. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br>
When we got it home we took it for a little test spin...I'm totally sold! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bow"> This thing makes cooking healthy, tasty meals take like 20 minutes instead of the usual 3 hour minimum I usually spend on anything with beans in it...I sound like an infomercial, I know, but this thing is the best thing that's happened to our kitchen since the espresso machine 3 years ago. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
I've made cuban black beans and rice, black-eyed peas and wild rice, morrocan lentil stew and chicken...I can make enough food for a week in an afternoon and freeze it all. They said "this will give you more time to spend with eachother and still eat good, that's our baby gift to you" and it's actually been one the best gifts we've gotten so far! And it came with a little cookbook. AND when I cook this kind of food it's really cheap, just stocked up on dried beans and rice and I'm set for a month.<br>
Happy cooking girls!<br><br>
Due 6/28 with a <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/stork-suprise.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stork Suprise">:
I made homemade minestrone soup and froze it before adding pasta in containers that hold just enough for one meal. Then when we reheat it, we can bring it to boiling and add the pasta then so it doesn't get yicky.<br><br>
I also did small pans of lasagna (bread loaf pan size) and got some other stuff that can be thrown together for easy meals.