With bubs due in 8 weeks I need some good recipes that are freezable, and preferably straight from freezer to microwave with no fuss as boiling pasta to go with a sauce for example is unfortunately outside of DHs capabilities lol. Thanks in advance x
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21-07-2012 18:07 #1
Freezer recipes for when bub arrives
21-07-2012 18:43 #2
I love lasagne and I find a big roasting dish will make for a good 6 meal freeze. Also crock pot stu. Your going to need a lot of tupperware!
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21-07-2012 19:14 #3
Risottos, Casseroles (I prefer ones without a lot of veg as they freeze better IMO - then serve with a sachet of frozen 'steam-fresh' micro' veg) served with toast, spag bol (usually I cook pasta fresh, but in your case cook, mix and freeze), tuna mournay with pasta.
For all of these I would buy the smallish 'take-away' style containers and freeze singe serves as it often would not be convenient for DH and I to eat at the same time in the early days. (plus if you're having a bad day use a plastic fork too and have no dishes!)
Another thing I'll do next time is individual marinated/skewered/wraped various BBQ meats and freeze. Then in the morning I could just pull out 2 serves to defrost, mix up a pre-mix bag of salad that night and send DH out to the barbie to feel useful!
21-07-2012 19:23 #4Senior Member
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Oooer subscribing. All great ideas so far
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21-07-2012 19:37 #5
try searching for OAMC or 'once a month cooking' recipes, they're almost always designed to freeze so I've found them to be a good place to start.
I just freeze any extras or cook double amounts to freeze. Minestrone, shepards pie, pasta sauces, casseroles, stir frys (you could use those sachets of 90 sec rice if they suit better to keep in the cupboard as a space saving accompaniment).
Pieces of potato are the only thing I'd advise against as they go a bit grainy on reheating (oddly mash will be ok though) and creamy sauces seem to split, but generally still taste fine.
21-07-2012 19:46 #6
Well bub #3 was due on the 16th, have stocked our freezer with the following, some does need a bit extra done:
Pea & ham soup
Beef & veg casserole
Rissoles (already cooked so just have to reheat)
Meatballs (raw, have to add tomato soup mix and cook in oven)
Spaghetti Bol mince I can make into lasagna, vol-au-vents or spag Bol
Zucchini slice, mini muffins, banana cake and sausage rolls (for dd's lunchbox)
Hope that helps
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21-07-2012 19:50 #7Senior Member
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I also like my slow cooker. I put mine on at lunchtime or a bit before and it is ready at tea.
To freeze though:
anything with sausages- Devilled sausages, curried sausages etc
apricot chicken though I find this is better freshly cooked
spag bol- lasagne - make in the foil containers. then wrap in cling wrap
I would also stock the pantry with basics - ltos of tinned tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans, rice, tinned corn.
Microwave rice could work for you too
21-07-2012 20:12 #8
chili con carne with rice
spag bol (I make meals with pasta included, not quite as good as fresh pasta but still pretty decent for a quick meal)
soups - watery soups are great for getting extra fluids while breastfeeding
slow cooked curries and stews
things to make simple meals like burgers such as thai chicken patties (just chicken mince with green curry paste) and beef patties (beef mince with french onion soup mix, grated carrot and any other grated veggies)
I just asked my DH what else he'd add becuase the OPs DH can't manage boiling pasta - he said "time to learn" lol. He has a point. You might find your DH discovers a new-found love for cooking when bub arrives as it'll be something he can do to help. Mine did, and I now enjoy lots of tasty meals cooked by DH
21-07-2012 20:25 #9
Go to the 'taste' website. They have a whole recipe collection of freezer friendly meals. I have printed off about 10 and plan to cook them this week. Things like lasagne, tuna mornay, rissoles, meatballs, soup.
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