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39 weeks and pregnant and looking for ideas for things to freeze...

I am in the final stretch and would love ideas for things I can cook next week to freeze so that I can easily heat up after I have the baby end of April. I live in a part of Brooklyn that doesn't offer too many options for ordering in. HELP!! Thank you!

asked by laurenmcdonald over 5 years ago
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added over 5 years ago

I freeze lasagna a lot. A bit of work to put it together but you'll be eating for days! Made a really good one recently with lots of bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach and olives in the tomato sauce, so it's nice and veggie-heavy and can be a real meal. Congratulations!

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added over 5 years ago

I recommend a nice beef, veal or venison stew with plenty of onions, carrots, etc. It can be frozen in serving sized containers, then re-heated and eaten with a spoon. Protein, veggies and carbs all in one.

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added over 5 years ago

I am big on batch-cooking and freezing food.I encourage you to think of freezing entrees/one pot meals that can be accompanied by a salad to make a complete meal. Ideally the one pot dish would contain starch (rains, rice, pasta)and protein (chicken, turkey, meat, seafood). They should have plenty of sauce/ wet ingredients to surround the meat so it doesn't dry out in the freezing process. These might include:
Seafood soup or stew
Clam or fish chowder
Beef or Bean chili
Kale bean and sausage stew
mannicotti with sauce
chicken or turkey pot pie
meat pot pie
chicken or beef or fish turnovers or empanadas
moussaka- eggplant, meat and potato casserole
all soups and stews

you can go to the search box in the
upper right corner of this page, and do a search for 'stew', 'soup', 'casserole', 'one pot' for some of the 52 recipes.

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added over 5 years ago

I'd consider investing a "food saver" to store items in vac pac. They last quite a long time stored that way.
And you can portion them out for use later.

I made the Hungarian Meatballs from this site Thursday and need to freeze the left overs tomorrow.
For stews and things like the meat balls--where there is a sauce element. I freeze them in a loaf pan.
Then run some hot water to take the ingots out and bag, vac seal the food ingots for 'boil in bag' use.
(I like saying "Food Ingots" for some reason).

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