Do you have any make ahead meal ideas?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:51 PM on Jan. 27, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • tator tot cassarole

    Answer by kinzleysmommy at 4:53 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

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  • Any kind of casserole.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 4:55 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

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  • Soups, meatloaf

    Answer by Kimebs at 4:57 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

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  • Meatloaf, Spaghetti in a casserole dish, burritos, fried chicken, just about anything.

    Answer by gemgem at 4:58 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

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  • Not exactly what you asked, but when I make a meal I often freeze some of each cooked item so that when my husband isn't home for a meal I can just pull the dish out of the freezer and microwave it. So what I am saying is that so far I haven't had trouble with anything that I froze. Of course I wouldn't freeze cooked eggs. Soups freeze well. The potatoes in stews will be soft, but other than that, stew freezes well. Meatballs would be a good choice since they can be used so many ways. Or cook up (and scramble) ground beef and freeze one pound portions flat. Useful for spaghetti, sloppy joe, casseroles.

    Answer by Bmat at 5:02 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

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  • Bmat is right. I try to keep at least 2 , 1 pound bags of prebrowned ground beef in the freezer at all times. It takes no time to thaw out and you are ready to hit the floor running.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 5:24 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

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  • There are so many things to make a freeze!!! I do a foodie weekend and make all kinds of casseroles, meatloaves-patties-balls, homemade spaghetti sauce, etc. You can freeze any leftover sauces in ice cube trays and then pop them out into freezer bags. If you're at home by yourself, cook a lil pasta, and grab about 3 or 4 cubes, reheat and voila... quick meal for one.

    Answer by PrincessDi106 at 5:51 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

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  • Chili
    You can even prepare Pancakes & then freeze them for later on.

    Answer by onespecialmom at 7:27 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

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  • Whole strawberries do not freeze well. Other than that, as far as I know the sky is the limit.

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:51 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

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  • Chili, soup, gumbo, crawfish etoufee. shrimp gravy, any kind of caserole, red beans, sausage
    gravy, ground meat, meat & gravy.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:32 PM on Feb. 8, 2009

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