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To Freeze or Not to Freeze...Wait, To FREEZE!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by tiffanyh, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    I am trying to compile a list of dishes that are good after being frozen. I am starting back to work next week early from my summer break and we were just give an extra freezer. So with a full time job and two kids, I was hoping to spend some time each weekend preparing dishes in excess so that we can eat one and freeze some for lunches and dinner. I am looking for stuff that freezes well in your experiences.

    So far I have:

    lasagna
    chili
    calzones
    stuffed peppers

    Thanks in advance for any ideas!!!!
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Meatloaf

    Pulled pork - I cook a boston butt in my slow cooker. I pull the meat and season with BBQ sauce or leave plain. Fill the cups of a muffin pan with the pork and freeze. After it is frozen solid pop the pulled pork 'muffins' out and put them in a ziplock freezer bag. 1 muffin cup is a serving and perfect for thawing for 1 sandwish bun.

    Cook beef stew but do not put the potatoes in. Take it out of the freezer and thaw and then add potatoes they don't take long to cook. Frozen stew with potoatoes gets mealy ans gross.

    Chicken pie can be premade and instead of baking put it in the freezer. Once frozen wrap in plastic wrap and then bag it in a large zip lock bag to protect the pastry.
     
  3. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    speaking of chicken pie does anyone have a really good tried an' true recipe??? I've never made it before and would love to try, but I'm kinda leery of making something that I have no clue about. I'm good with other baking stuff, but this I've never tried. Thanks!!!
     
  4. BowChickaBowMow

    BowChickaBowMow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    things I always freeze:

    spaghetti sauce

    meat balls,

    meat loaf,

    lasagna: but i cut up and freeze in small portions in addition to a family size portion. That way it can be used for lunch, or whatever.

    homemade soups and chili's (in indivi. and family size)

    bbq chicken: just like MissPrissy's pulled pork, but w/ chicken instead.

    Not always, but I have froze pizza dough balls, and then pulled them out and put in fridge the night before.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can cook waffles and pancakes and freeze those too. Pop in the oven or micro to heat and eat with scrambled eggs.
     
  6. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    I was wondering about the pancakes and waffles....I am going to try that out.

    Cant let my husband see the pulled pork, he'll have me in the kitchen tonight!!!
     
  7. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beans or bean soup
    Enchiladas
    stewed meat (i don't freeze potatoes so I add those when I thaw the meat).
    homemade pot pies
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2008
  8. Karlachix

    Karlachix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mac and cheese

    My mom used to put pieces of waxed paper between the pancakes before freezing them
     

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