(Closed) Post your favorite freezer meals!

posted 5 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My aunt & uncle just dropped off a meatloaf for my cousin (their daughter) who is due NEXT WEEK!  I’m not exactly a stellar cook, but would something like a casserole freeze well?  I was thinking of calling and ordering a pizza and paying online or over the phone for my cousin, so I’d be sending her dinner but it would be edible since I didn’t cook it.  You can do better than that though! 

 

Also, since I’m sure you could use a laugh, the first thing I thought of when I read your topic was:

How about the top layer of this cake?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Well as you said they are picky and like comfort foods so go with the traditional suggestions and make both entree and side type dishes

  • Mac & Cheese
  • baked ziti
  • lasagna or stuffed shells
  • chili
  • stew
  • stuffed peppers
  • enchiladas
  • twice baked potatoes
  • pork fried rice
  • pot pie
  • sweet and sour chicken

you could also do the prep and not cook items meant for a slow cooker so she can just defrost the bag and dump it in a crockpot, set it and forget it.

  • mandarin chicken
  • chicken tortilla soup
  • beef stroganoff
  • beef goulash
  • cheesey potato soup
  • chicken paprikash 

etc

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I think what you are doing is great!! I’m sure they will appreciate it. 

However, if I can just play devil’s advocate for one second… Unless they have a deep freeze, a lot of people don’t have too much freezer space. Espeically if the new mommy will pump and freeze her milk too. Sometimes gift cards to local take out places can be nice. Or taking something once or twice a week will help with the lack of space. Although I don’t know if that if feasible for you.

Just wanted to throw some other options out there. πŸ™‚

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@MrsCarnival:  Oh that’s a great idea!! My freezer is the same too. πŸ™‚ 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Commenting to follow πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My fav things that freeze really well:

Pasta Sauce
Beef Stew
Chili
Lasagna/Baked Pastas
Mashed potatoes
Rotisserie Chicken Soup (Take 2 rotisserie chickens, pull off all the meat and bag it separately. Toss the carcasses in a stockpot and cover with water and boil for 4-5 hours. Strain eveything out and bag the broth in individual servings. Reheat and add shredded chicken and noodles, or defrost and cook rice with it or congee!)
Braised shortribs
Pulled pork

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ooo we’re going to do the freezer meal thing before baby’s born in June.  I’m following to get some ideas.  I bought Don’t Panic Dinner’s in the Freezer and love the recipes there.  πŸ™‚ 

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