Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Freezer Cooking: Picking Recipes (Part 2)

Picking the right recipes to freeze is important!  You don’t want to end up with wasted ingredients for a meal that didn’t work out. 

From our two freezer cooking days, I have learned the following ingredients don’t freeze too well:

1) Barley – in a soup recipe, frozen with other liquids.  The barley absorbs too much liquid and doesn’t hold it’s texture. 

2) Beans (canned) – in a soup recipe that was then cooked in a the crockpot all day.  Texture was awful. 

3) Potatoes – while they taste OK, they oxidize and get really brown/black. If you don’t mind that, go ahead and include them.  I’d prefer to add them later. 

Now, to share some of our recipes that we have made and they have worked well in the freezer:

Breakfasts Items

Breakfast Burritos (new recipe coming soon)
Brunch Bake
Egg Bake
Muffins (like these orange zest cranberry ones!)
Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches

Dinner Items

Veggie Lasagna
Brown Rice and Broccoli Chicken Bake
Unstuffed Pepper Casserole
Wild Rice Casserole
Sweet Potato Risotto
Spaghetti Sauce
Pizza Casserole
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
BBQ Turkey Meatloaf (stuffed with cheese and veggies)
Italian Grilled Chicken
Chicken Parmesan Burgers and/or Meatballs
Tater Tot Hotdish
Cheesy Lentil Bake
Easy Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Busy Day Soup
Beef and Barley Soup

What recipes does your family love to have in the freezer?  Join the conversation over on Facebook!

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