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What is the best freezer recipe?

I am looking for some freezer recipes to use after I give birth to my second child. Last time I made 6 meals to freeze- 2 of each meat I chose. I am leaning towards chicken, pork or ground beef, and turkey or veggie. Not sure.
They will only be frozen for a month or 2. I would like a variety, not just casseroles and soups.
Please help! Having trouble finding posts on CM now about this like I did back in 2007.


Asked by Littlejem at 10:29 AM on Aug. 5, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Not to over load you, but here are a few more recipes you might like. (just links this time) Chicken Pot Pie (I use leftover Turkey like I mentioned above) I suppose this is a casserole, but it's oh so yummy. this website has lots of good recipe ideas! this site also has some and they are mostly not casserole dishes. one last website with some good ideas.

    Hope I was able to help you some!

    Answer by MamaSarah1104 at 11:30 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • When I had my 2nd DS I actually went to the grocery and started cooking like mad when I went into labor, and put up a couple dozen meals in the freezer. I made all kinds of things (OMG- the poor manager @ the grocery, I thought she was going to have a heart attack, she must have thought I was going to give birth iin the produce isle!)
    I made things like....

    Stuffed Peppers Lasagna Stir Fry Veggies (That was frozen as individual meals, in single serving) Garlic Lime Chicken
    Burgers (for my ex) Broccoli Rice Casserole Chili and the list goes on...

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 10:34 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • I have no idea what I made last time, but I have 2 lasagna length dishes to freeze in as well as smaller ones. Lots of tubberware too... just need some recipes or links! :D

    Comment by Littlejem (original poster) at 10:40 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • I'm making a baked spaghetti (I put a post similar to this up in a cooking group on here and only got 1 recipe I got ideas but no recipes so I didn't feel it helped lol) when I make this recipe I change it a little bit by adding a green pepper and some minced garlic in with the meat and onion. I also use ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese, and I use 2 jars of sauce (otherwise it would be way too dry)

    I'm also doing sloppy joes ( I just use manwich)
    Also I'm doing a big pot of chili which I realizes is kind of a soup, but it's so versatile. WIth mine I use ground beef or ground turkey depending on the day. If I'm feeling fancy I add onions, green peppers, and celery to my meat while I cook it. Then I add 2 cans of tomato sauce, 4 cans of various beans (kidney being my favorite), a can of stewed, diced, or fire-roasted tomatoes. Then I season to taste and let sit

    Answer by MamaSarah1104 at 11:10 AM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • sorry I ran out of space above lol. I use the chili to top baked potatoes, top a salad to make a taco salad, and I've heard it suggested to add it to omeletes.

    Also I would suggest Enchiladas. I usually use chicken or turkey, but any meat works in this. I usually eyeball the ingredients, so I don't have specific amounts to put in. Cook your meet and pull it apart into shreds (I usually will cook a whole turkey and then use it for lots of freezer meas including this) in a large bowl mix meat with a can of green chilis add sour cream or plain yogurt to cover the meat and chili's completely, don't skimp on the sour cream otherwise it could turn out dry. Fill flour tortillas with the mix and lay in a baking dish side by side. Cover enchiladas completely with enchilada sauce (I buy it canned although you can make your own). Then cover with shredded cheese. If you are going to freeze cover well with tin foil. Bake at 350 for 20 min

    Answer by MamaSarah1104 at 11:18 AM on Aug. 5, 2010