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Old 08-30-2012, 06:29 PM   #11
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YES to what spideyswifey said! ^^ I just started doubling what I make for dinner and freezing half and it is way less stressful than planning a huge day of cooking/freezing.

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I'm going to start doing this in a couple of weeks. I don't have a ton of experience doing it, but I'm going to learn.
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So far I have made (and froze) Mexi Chicken, and chili, and today I am making taco meat by the gallon. I will probally do another batch of Mexi Chicken, taco 'meat' with lentils, and chili (maybe without the meat?) I also want to bake and then freeze chicken breast chunks. I use the Mexi chicken to make quesodillas and enchiladas.

Mexi chicken is just chicken breasts, tomatoes, salsa, and spices (a lot of papikra and chili, garlic, onion). I cook the chicken in a slow cooker/crock pot and then chunk it up when it is done. It is usually so tender it just falls apart. You can also 'hide' a lot of other vegetables and/or rice in it without anyone (DH) knowing Mexi chicken is also just good with rice in a casserole. (If you can't tell it is one of my favorite staples to have in my freezer along with the taco meat)
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Sunday I froze chicken tetrazzini, yesterday I do Shepherd's pie, and today I'm freezing baked ziti. And I made huge casseroles so that should be enough to last DH and I for a while!
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Re: Freezer meals...?

All the meals I planned for this month can easily be doubled and frozen, and I already have 3 in the freezer....putting it in the freezer and knowing that's one less day of cooking is seriously a most amazing feeling
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I wish our freezer was big enough to fit meals, all these ideas sound so good
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Do you cook first like lasagna or enchalatas before freezing mor make freeze then when you want it cook it? What are nojn red things to make & freeze...only ideas I know are red sauce type of things besides bean soup or with lots of beans. I ould like ideas besides bean & red sauce meals please.
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Do you cook first like lasagna or enchalatas before freezing mor make freeze then when you want it cook it? What are nojn red things to make & freeze...only ideas I know are red sauce type of things besides bean soup or with lots of beans. I ould like ideas besides bean & red sauce meals please.
I cook the meat for lasagna and enchiladas. I then assemble everything but sauce and cheese and freeze. I put sauce in another bowl to freeze and I don't like how cheese melts after freezing so I don't freeze cheese.
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