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Make ahead recipes

I need some recipes that I can make ahead and freeze and the boys can just take out of the freezer and reheat either in the microwave or oven

cannot have anything with tomatoes or mushrooms or anything related to them.


Asked by Christmaslver68 at 8:58 AM on Jun. 13, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • One more, DH's grandmaother Cholent (a traditional Jewish meat stew) Personally, I do add tomatoes to mine, but her recipe if tomato free and everyone loves it.
    Season, flour and sear some cubes stew meat (chuck will probably be good, just ask your butcher for a nice marbled cut, brisket would be great) until brown and caramelized. Take them out of the pot, add sliced onion and chopped garlic and sautee until soft. Remove and add baby potatos (or any potato cut bite sized) and brown them. Put the meat and onios back in the pot. Add barley, dry beans soaked in water the night before (which ever kind you prefer) and water or stock to cover by a few inches. Add a bay leaf or any other herbs and spices you want (fresh parsley and dill are good) and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and let it cook until thickened. Takes a few hours.
    You can make this recipe in a crock pot.



    Answer by momto2boys973 at 11:14 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • No tomatoes? Wow, that just eliminated 80% of the recipes I had in mind, LOL!

    One thing that comes to mind is a white lasagna. You can use manicotti as well.
    Make a bechamel sauce: Cook equal parts of butter and flour until it's golden and add room temperature milk, whisking it well to avoid lumps. Let it boil and thicken, add salt, pepper and some nutmeg.
    Cook chopped onion and garlic in olive oil in a pot until softened, add frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed of all liquid and add to the pot. Add some of the bechamel sauce. You can make the filling as rich as you want by adding cream or cream cheese (I sometimes use cottage cheese for a lighter version) or add feta cheese for flavor.
    Make a lasagna or fill some manicottis and cover them with sauce and cheese. Put it in the oven until cooked and the cheese is golden brown.

    A couple more coming up!


    Answer by momto2boys973 at 11:01 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • I don't know if green tomatoes is OK ,but here it goes: Green Enchilada.

    Make a green sauce by roasting green tomatoes or tomatillos, onion, garlic and jalapeno. Blend with fresh cilantro, salt and pepper to taste. You can also boil the vegetables if you prefer. Cover with a little sauce the bottom of a pan.
    Heat some corn tortillas so they're soft and pliable. You can fill them with whatever you want, cheese, shredded chicken breast, pork or meat, mashed potatos, whatever you prefer. Make tacos and put them, seam side down on the pan. Cover them with sauce and a white melting cheese like Monterrey Jack or Mozarella. Bake unti lthe cheese melts and it's golden brown. Serve it sour cream or mexican crema.
    You can make a mexican red rice (just add some tomato puree with the water and some canned or frozen veggies like carrots, corn and peas, add a whole green chile while it's cooking) and that freezes great as well.


    Answer by momto2boys973 at 11:07 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • I am allergic to all tomatoes and mushrooms sorry

    Comment by Christmaslver68 (original poster) at 11:09 AM on Jun. 13, 2011