Post # 1
My SO lives a couple of hours away from me, but I still like to cook for him. Lately I’ve started purposely making larger batches of food and then freeze the leftovers to send back with my SO later on. He really likes it, because he is way to busy to cook (grad school) and I love knowing that I’m still able to cook for him even when I’m not there with him.
So far I’ve only done this with chili and carnitas, but I’m looking for some ideas on food that freezes and reheats well. He is a very adventurous eater and from a family of self proclaimed foodies, spicy food is a plus.
Thanks in advance! I’m hoping to get a lot of cooking done in the next couple weeks before he comes home for Christmas.
Post # 3
Homemade spaghetti sauce, pumpkin bread, lasagna, soups…
Post # 4
Bierox! (It’s basically a hot pocket stuffed with beef, cabbage, spices, and I put swiss cheese in mine as well to hold it all together. It’s a Volga German food.)
Post # 5
Pretty much any casserole!
Post # 6
Soups, stews, chili, meatballs, burritos, enchiladas, Thai and Indian curries etc.
Post # 7
@abbyful: I’ve never heard of that before, I’ll have to check into it!
Thanks for all the suggestions!!!
Post # 8
Chicken (or turkey) pot pie with homemade crusts freeze well. Just take them out and leave them in the fridge overnight before you (he) cooks them.
I actually freeze most things I cook. Even stuffed peppers, taco meat, shepherds pie.
Post # 9
Italian shredded beef freezes very well! It’s delicious- it gets requested at nearly every get together.
Eye round roast
14 oz beef stock and 1 or 2 beef boillion cubes
packet dry onion mix (lipton recipe secret is best)
packet of Good Season’s dry italian seasoning
Plunk the roast in the crock pot. Combine all the ingredients and pour over top of roast and add enough H2O to almost fully submerse it. It’s OK to have the top peekin out.
Cook on low for 9 hours. Shred with some forks. Eat in a bun w/ it’s juice and some provolone cheese. Freeze leftovers if you have any.