Freezer meals

redrose2427

Joined: Dec 07
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Posted: 09 Jan 2008, 14:24
Hello all my weight lose buddies! I need some advice. I'm fixing to start working nights, and I want to still be able to eat right, and my family as well. The problem is, I want to premake our dinners, and freeze them, that way my husband can come home and just heat and feed our kids. I have NO CLUE about what to cook and freeze! Does anyone have any receipes or suggestions!?
sararay

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Posted: 09 Jan 2008, 15:55
Buy some cookbooks for crock-pot meals and casseroles. You might have to tweak them a bit to make them right for your diet, but some books will give you inspiration. You might also try checking some out at the library.

I make meatloaf a lot, a double batch so we have planned-overs. Stews and soups are great for that too. Any large protein like a lean roast or a whole turkey will last a few days.

Good luck!

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haun107

Joined: Jan 08
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Posted: 09 Jan 2008, 18:56
a great cookbook for freezer meals is "meals for a month". I used to spend a whole weekend cooking and packing food for the next month. Worked great. Just don't freeze anything with potatoes or cheese in it.. they don't thaw or recook well.
Breakfast burritos (bacon,eggs, onion, cheese) are great to freeze. They reheat in the microwave in less than 2 minutes and you can wrap them in saran wrap individually.
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jennie
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Posted: 09 Jan 2008, 19:32
My mom makes a big pot of homemake spaghetti sauce and then freezes it in small portions. Make sure it's in a microwave safe container (duh) and then while it's defrosting your husband could make the noodles! Or just stick it in the fridge at the start of the day so it has all day to thaw.

We don't really cook and freeze because we don't have an extra freezer and there's no room in the one with the fridge. But at my WW meetings last year there was a woman that did that for a week at a time. She liked to cook all her different types of vegetables b/c she was single and you get sick of eating the same thing day after day. So she'd cook them and then that day decide what she wanted and pull some out of the freezer.

There are some really good crock pot recipes like sararay mentioned. And I love getting cookbooks out the library!

Does that give you some help?
redrose2427

Joined: Dec 07
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Posted: 10 Jan 2008, 19:19
Awesome help, Thanks!
lola_dark

Joined: Jan 08
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Posted: 22 Jan 2008, 17:11
I freezer cook all the time I highly suggest reading this community and viewing all the OAMC recipes here:

http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewforum.zsp?f=23

http://www.recipezaar.com/cookbooks.php?q=OAMC

Feel free to ask me anything, it's made a huge difference in our lives! (and I don't do marathon cooking on a weekend to eat for a month really - I break it up into two cooking seasons to makes easy dinners and lunches
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