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!
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You can blanch veggies and freeze in the bags with herbed butter.
Boil up fish and do the same. Cooked rice will freeze well and defrost nicely. Salisbury Steak works great---just freeze it before you seal because of the sauce. Stir fries freeze well in the same manner.
But my favorite Vac Pack trick is when you cook steak, cook up some charred and very rare. Then freeze them in the bag with the juices, some butter, and a spring of fresh herb. After it's frozen seal it. Then when you want steak...defrost it under running water---then you can put in boiling water 4 or 5mins to let it reach medium rare.
It's kind of like a reverse Sous Vide. And if you do it on a grill you have that great char-grilled flavor without having to mess with a fire.
I don't have kids so I can't speak to the advice about food from Esther Plume, and I'm sure you know much more than I do! But I remember my mom saying something about broccoli or cauliflower being bad - apparently I was a problematic baby.