Meals that freeze well?

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Meals that freeze well?
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Mon, 06-27-2011 - 4:14pm

I'm wanting to stock my freezer with meals that freeze well so supper time will be a bit easier right after I come home from the hospital.

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Registered: 12-06-2005
Mon, 06-27-2011 - 5:23pm

I've been wanting to do this too, so I'm hoping that someone has some other ideas as well! I asked on a recipe group that I'm apart of on FB and they told me soups, stews and chili's all freeze really well. Also alot of the girls make up a bunch of homemade spaghetti sauce and freeze it so they just have to cook noodles and defrost the sauce. Lasagna and mac and cheese are good for freezing too!

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Registered: 06-16-2008
Mon, 06-27-2011 - 5:30pm

I agree with Kate. When I had DD, I made chillis and stews for the freezer as well as some spaghetti sauces so all I (or DH) had to do was defrost them and cook the spaghetti. I didn't use any special recipe for any of them. I just cooked extra of what I was cooking anyway and put the extra portions in the freezer. I'll be doing the same this time.

 


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Registered: 02-01-2011
Mon, 06-27-2011 - 11:51pm

Have you ever heard of savingdinner.com? You do have to pay for the recipes but it's pretty reasonable. It has a ton of different menus including a whole bunch of freezer meals. It costs about $1 per recipe but also has a 'Big Bucket of Chicken' menu that has 35 recipes for $25. There is also hamburger, heart healthy, pork chop, crock cooker, and steak menus. It also has a 'menu mailer' service that you can get that emails you a weeks worth of menus, with a shopping list (makes meal planning so much easier!). I plan on getting some of the freezer meal recipe in the next few weeks and will gladly share them with you and anyone else who wants to try some. Here's a list of some of the available recipes:

From Volume 1:
1. Apple Chicken Breasts
2. Caribbean Chicken
3. Chicken Satay
4. Country Fried Chicken and Peppers
5. Way Easy Chicken Stir Fry

From Volume 2:
1. Far East Grillers
2. Red River Chicken
3. Summer in Vermont Chicken
4. Under the Tuscan Sun Chicken
5. Carolina Style Grilled Chicken



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Registered: 12-06-2005
Tue, 06-28-2011 - 3:34pm

Also, for breakfast I know alot of people that freeze quiches or make up like scrambled eggs and add in different toppings and put it in a dixie cup and freeze them. We also do our own frozen waffles too. When we make waffles, I will just make a larger batch of waffle mix and cook them and let them cool while we're eating, then put them in a ziploc and toss them in the freezer. I havent tried french toast this way, but pancakes work pretty good too! That way I can toss them in the microwave or toaster and the kids still have a "home cooked" breakfast!

This isnt a freezer meal, but DH loves breakfast sandwiches! I use either a bagel or english muffin or whatever bread we have on hand and scramble an egg or 2 in a small round tupperware container for like 1min, then take it out put a slice of cheese and sometimes a slice of the pre cooked bacon or sausage on it and zap it for another min and voila! There's his breakfast sandwich!

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Registered: 07-08-2007
Tue, 06-28-2011 - 6:08pm

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007/06/chicken_spaghet/

This is one of DHs favorite casseroles.

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