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August 17th, 2010, 01:12 PM
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Did you make anything ahead of time or have any friends drop off meals for the freezer? What are some good freezable recipe ideas?
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August 17th, 2010, 01:47 PM
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I didn't this time. Last time I made and froze, lasagna, stew, soups. All things that were easy to take out and pop in the oven.

This time I figure i'll just utilize my mom haha. She's 4 miles from my house we'll go eat there as often as we can
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August 17th, 2010, 06:21 PM
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This is a great question! I need some ideas
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August 17th, 2010, 09:01 PM
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My mom made us a bunch of stuff to freeze. We're really enjoying some breakfast burritos she made. Just scrambled eggs, cheese, ham, and hashbrowns wrapped in tortillas. Makes for a quick, filling breakfast that can be eaten with one hand!
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August 18th, 2010, 02:53 AM
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With DS#1 i made- chili, chicken casserole, breakfast burritos, pancakes, chicken n dumplings and enchiladas.

This time around since our freezer is soooooooo small I'm only going to make- enchiladas, eggplant parmesan (freeze the leftovers when I make it around 39weeks or so. ), maybe chicken 'n dumplings or chili, and some muffins.
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August 18th, 2010, 06:54 AM
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Last time I made chili & corn bread muffins, soup, stew, broccoli/chicken/rice/cheese casserole, Stuffed shells, mac and cheese, muffins, and bread.

This time, I've made bread, and keep trying to get other stuff done, but it's just not coming together as easily.
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August 18th, 2010, 08:25 AM
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Here's recipes if anyone wants them

Here's recipes!!!

Chicken Casserole:
2 bunches of fresh broccoli, frozen works too

2 cups cup up chicken (cooked boiled or baked ahead)

1 can cream of chicken, mushroom, or broccoli soup

1 can of mushrooms

to cup milk

1 onion, chopped

1 cup mayonnaise

1 tsp lemon juice

tsp curry powder

cup shredded cheddar cheese (or mozzarella cheese)

Rice or noodles, cooked.

cup Ritz cracker crumbs

1 TBS melted butter

Cook broccoli, drain. Mix in cooked chicken, soup, mushrooms, milk, onion, mayonnaise, lemon juice curry powder, cheese, rice or noodles. Place Ritz cracker crumbs over top and then melted butter or squeeze butter over top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.


Easy Oven Stew

2 lb. beef cubes (tender)

2 TBS flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp paprika

2 TBS vegetable oil

4 small onions, cut into quarters

4 small carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces

4 small potatoes, cut into quarters

1 cup sliced celery

2 8-oz cans of tomato sauce

1 can water

Sprinkle beef with flour mixed with seasonings. Toss with oil in 3-qt casserole pan. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Stir once, add vegetables, salt and paper. Pour sauce and water over all.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1-3/4 hours.

Stuffed Meatloaf
1-1/2 pounds ground beef - (can use more if not using sausage)
12 ounces sausage, optional
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup uncooked quick-cooking oatmeal
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1-1/2 cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix
1 4-ounce can sliced mushrooms, drained

In large bowel, mix beef and sausage. Add onion and oatmeal. In small
bowl, beat eggs slightly with salt; add milk Add milk-egg mixture to
meats, mixing well. Prepare stuffing mix according to package directions;
add mushrooms and set aside. Place 1/2 meat mixture in loaf or square pan.
Make a small indented areas all the way around pan in center of meat
mixture. Put stuffing into indentation; top with remaining meat mixture.

Bake in oven at 350 for 1-1/2 hours. Check center if still pink, cook
longer, checking every 15 minutes.

Can be put into glass dish to cook in microwave. Bake in microwave on high
17 to 20 minutes. Rotate dish after 10 minutes. May need to cook longer
depending on microwave.

Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Chicken 'n dumplings
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1-inch pieces

2 medium Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 2 cups)

2 cups whole baby carrots

2 stalks celery, sliced (about 1 cup)

2 cans (10 3/4 ounces each) Campbell's Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free)

1 cup water

1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 cups all-purpose baking mix

2/3 cup milk

* Place the chicken, potatoes, carrots and celery into a 6-quart slow cooker.
* Stir the soup, water, thyme and black pepper in a small bowl. Pour the soup mixture over the chicken and vegetables.
* Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours* or until the chicken is cooked through.
* Stir the baking mix and milk in a medium bowl. Drop the batter by spoonfuls onto the chicken mixture. Increase the heat to HIGH. Tilt the lid to vent and cook for 30 minutes or until the dumplings are cooked in the center.
* *Or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.

Oven Burritos
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup sweet onion, chopped
- 16 ounces refried beans
- 10 ounces enchilada sauce
- 6 8" to 10" flour tortillas
- 2 cups shredded cheese (sharp Cheddar and/or Monterey Jack)

* Preheat oven to 350 F.
* In large skillet, over medium heat, brown beef, onion. Continue to stir while breaking up meat. Drain excess fat.
* Add refried beans
* Place meat and bean mixture in the middle of tortilla. Sprinkle with cheese. Fold up the bottom of the tortilla, then the sides, then fold down the top. Place in a baking dish and cover with the remaining enchilada sauce and cheese.
* Heat in oven 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese melts. Garnish as desired. Suggested garnishes: salsa, shredded cheese, diced green onions, black olives.

Breakfast Burritos
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
8 eggs, scrambled
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
4 flour tortilla
(makes 4)
you can add what you wish too

Directions:

Sprinkle eggs, bacon and cheese in the middle of a tortilla. Fold tortilla sides over and place in a plate, seam side down on a dinner plate. Microwave for 30 seconds - or just until thoroughly heated and serve. I just put them in the freezer and then put them in microwave when we wanted them for breakfast.
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August 19th, 2010, 05:13 PM
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Wow, I had no idea there was this much goodies that you could freeze! The first we had my mom staying with us so she just made us all of our meals, the second my MIL made us all of our meals and I have a feeling with the next one I will need freezer food!
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September 2nd, 2010, 03:31 PM
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For my baby shower we asked for freezer meals, but only 2 people did (one brought some rolls, and my sister brought me some soup and a delish pasta dish). SO i ended up having to do things myself.

I've made 6 lasagna, 6 sheperds pie, 8 meaty cheese pasta bake thing, pizza crust, 3 dozen muffins, 12 breakfast burritos, 20 meat and bean burritos, cookies, corn muffins, shredded cheese, browned hamburger, froze some fresh apricots and bananas for smoothies and stocked up on other frozen fruit for smoothies....
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September 8th, 2010, 04:13 PM
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So far I'm made Borscht mmm
I plan on making lasagna, pot pies, chili and stocking up on homemade spaghetti sauce
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