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Old 05-18-2006, 06:51 PM   #11
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A long time ago I used to be on the Frozen Assets group on yahoo where people swap recipes and instructions for OAMC (Once A Month Cooking). I've tried it in the past, and DH declared most of it "mush" because it was a lot of casseroles, and he's not took keen on them (even though *I* love them) so I don't really do it now, other than double or triple batching things like lasagna or chili and freezing the remainders. It also worked really well one time I did it for a neighbor who had broken her wrist, and her husband was disabled and unable to help with cooking, so I made up a bunch of small meals for her and her husband and put them in pie tins with cooking directions.

It might be worth seeing if your library has this book.

Don't Panic-dinner's in the Freezer

or any of these...by the lady who runs the Frozen Assets group


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Old 05-18-2006, 07:40 PM   #12
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I do freezer cooking, usually in the cooler months. Some of my tried and true recipes are here: Freezer Recipes

I always tell people that the best way to start is to start small: whenever you make a meal, just make twice as much and freeze the 2nd half. We always freeze 3-person portions (DH, me & 2 kids) or one-person portions, so when we reheat things there are no leftovers.

Also, if you're making something that you're not sure will freeze well, just set one portion aside and freeze it as a test. That way you won't end up with a lot of something that doesn't translate well from freezer to table.

I love freezer cooking! Aside from the convenience for my family, it's great to have extra meals on hand to share with people who are sick, just had a baby, etc. :D
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Old 05-18-2006, 10:25 PM   #13
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We usually cook brisket and ground meat and put it in 1 pound or 1/2 pound packages. Then we just have to grab a meat and fix a veg, usually canned. 10 minutes and dinner is done. With the precooked ground meat: chilli, tacos, sloppy joes, spagetti, and any other thing with ground meat. You still have to cook but 15 minutes or less.

We don't do chicken, soups, vegetables because we don't find that they taste as well after being frozen.
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