Meals that freeze well?

We just got a freezer and I want to fill it up (LOL).  Are there any meals that you ladies love to make extra of and then freeze for another night?  I'm going to be making meatballs & probably some chicken enchiladas, but can't think of what else to make.


TIA!

Posted on September 27, 2010 at 8:12 pm
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jess143
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I do extra frozen shells and lasagna, they freeze super well. I was actually thinking about this just last week, and came across this blog. Let me know if anything is good:

freezerfriendly.blogspot.com
Posted on September 28, 2010 at 2:49 am
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I was told that the Weight Watchers Taco Soup is perfect for freezing and reheating!


We have some in the freezer but haven't taken it out yet...


But I can't wait b/c I love this soup :)


http://www.projectwedding.com/post/list/weight-watchers-taco-soup

Posted on September 28, 2010 at 2:52 am
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Shells and lasagna do freeze well. I also make extra chili and freeze it.

Posted on September 28, 2010 at 4:35 am
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New Age Cabbage Roll casserole it doesnt take nearly as long and it freezes and keeps so well!

Posted on September 28, 2010 at 4:49 am
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i miss having our extra freezer and fridge in the garage (and having a garage!).....we would totally stock up at Costco...but we're not the greatest at making and freezing...just buying in bulk!

Posted on September 28, 2010 at 5:05 am
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Spaghetti Bolognaise (just the meat - I cook the spaghetti fresh each time we have it)


Curries & Stews - If I cook a curry or stew I always make at least enough extra for another meal and freeze it, it doesn't matter what kind they all freeze well.


Shepherds pie.


Macaroni Cheese (and any other pasta dish usually is OK)


I also freeze left over rice to use on another day or for recipes that need already cooked rice, that works really well.


I am a freezer queen LOL! x

Posted on September 28, 2010 at 6:16 am
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learn to make dumplings or wontons!  i found a few simple filling recipes online.  All ingredients are readily available at a local supermarket, even the wrappers.  and learn how to fold them from youtube, it's not too difficult. if you devote a few hours one day to make them, you can freeze them and later boil them for soups or steam them for easy snacks.  i made a bunch so that the FI can make soemthing while i'm away. 


one tip though, when you make the dumplings, place them separately on a baking sheet with parchment paper. pop the baking sheet in the freezer for maybe 5-10 minutes, until they are semi frozen.  then you can dump them in a large ziplock for storage and take only a portion later on.  if you don't do this step, the dumplings will stick together in the ziplock bag. 

Posted on September 28, 2010 at 11:33 am
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I make turkey or chicken chili and put it in large freezer zip locks.  Freeze them flat and then "file" them in your freezer like books! :)  I also make up turkey or chicken burgers - mix all the ingredients into the ground poultry and form them into patties.  I wrap the raw patties in saran wrap and the put several, flat, in smaller freezer zip lock bags.  Then when I want to make them for dinner, I'll pull out a couple patties that morning and put them in the fridge to defrost!


Oh, and turkey meatloaf...I make double the recipe and divide it into two portions.  I put the portions in zip lock bags.  When you want to make one, defrost and then put the meat in the loaf pan to cook!

Posted on September 28, 2010 at 4:02 pm
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we do that with regular burgers too...and DH makes his own meatballs, of course, bakes them, then freezes them in a bag....so we always have those on hand....to add to pasta or sauce....

Posted on September 28, 2010 at 6:12 pm
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Breakfast burritos, pancakes, and enchiladas freeze really well. Potatoes don't always freeze well so watch that.  

Posted on September 28, 2010 at 6:15 pm

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