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Old 03-04-2007, 08:22 AM   #1
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HELP please!!!! i need recipes for meals i can make now but freeze. i'll be having a baby soon and i know i won't be cooking for a few weeks.

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Old 03-04-2007, 08:42 AM   #2
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Re: freezable meals

I just had a cooking day for my baby back in November. Here is what I did..


Chicken Diablo
White Chili(Doubled which made 4 meals for us)
Gourmet Potatoes(Doubled)
Bucket Lasagna(This made three regular sized Lasgana's for me, my CP is rectangular)
Chicken Enchiladas
Chicken Packets
Southwestern Baked Spaghetti(Doubled)
Chicken Taco Casserole
Baked Spaghetti(Doubled)
Beef Enchiladas(Doubled, I usually make my own sauce but I cheated and used canned this time)
Chicken Soup- that I really don't have a recipe for. It made enough for three meals.
Brown rice- using the following recipe which I tripled and used one serving for one of the recipes and put two servings in the freezer.

Brown Rice
1 1/2 cups brown rice, medium or short grain
2 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon kosher salt

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Place the rice into an 8-inch square glass baking dish.
Bring the water, butter, and salt just to a boil in a kettle or covered saucepan. Once the water boils, pour it over the rice, stir to combine, and cover the dish tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 1 hour.
After 1 hour, remove cover and fluff the rice with a fork. Serve immediately.


Meatballs(I quadrupled this and put it in bags of 25)
Breakfast Burritos
Meatball Sauce(I tripled this)
Apple Butter
Apple Pie Filling(makes four pies)

I don't usually use sugar so for these recipes that call for sugar I used sucanat w/honey. I've also got a few more recipes that are "dump" recipes. You just put all the stuff in a bag and freeze. I haven't done those yet but this is what I am going to do...

Sweet Salsa Chicken
Jerk Chicken
Whole Chicken CP recipe
Pot Roast

Also on Recipezaar, there is a whole section devoted to OAMC and menus and everything.
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Old 03-07-2007, 04:57 PM   #3
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There's a book called Cook for a day, eat for a month that has lots of great recipes, many of them quick and easy. There's another simliar book that I've seen too but can't remember the name of it.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:49 AM   #4
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Soups, stews and chili.
Lasagna

I've had good luck with these
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Old 03-09-2007, 02:38 PM   #5
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Look at www.recipelink.com
there's a "make ahead" category, or you can search for "freeze-ahead" or whatever. I've had good luck w/ recipes from this site.
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