Hi all, I am due a baby in a couple of weeks and hope to 'batch freeze' some meals for hubby and I. Has anyone got any nice recipes? I was going to make shepards pie, lasagne, spag bol but has anyone else got any other ideas and recipes? Thanks
I'm interested in this too, I tend to only freeze beef/mince dishes like the ones you mentioned below. Would be interested to see if people have had success freezing chicken or other dishes.
Girl From Mars
Chicken curry is fine for freezing. My mam reckons it tastes better that way.
My friend also freezes quiches & said they come out perfect but i've never tried it myself
i freeze alot & my most popular ones are stew, beef burgingoen (sp), beef straganoff & the avoca chicken & broccoli bake. Links are below
I usually do, chicken tikka, beef stew, bolognaise, chicken, bacon and mushroom in a cheesy sauce, fish pie. I do a massive shop, cook all of the above in one day and it does us for ages.
I do a big batch of soup and freeze them in containers in the portions I want. A bit of pasta can be added to on days that you want to bulk it up. Or add a potatoe.
also interested in this. I would freeze lasagne, mince and soups. The odd time i have stew. Chicken curry is a good idea too.
I cook and freeze the usual , spicy tomato soup , veg soup , leek n potato soup, lasagne , Chicken and bacon pasta bake , Beef stew , Shepherds pie , Curry's (Indian currys are yummy) .
OP if you are trying to save time when baby comes you should try washing and chopping vegetables and putting them in freezer bags in portions you need. I do this if i have something coming up that i know ill be busy for. Ill chop up and portion....
You could also bulk buy some meet and portion it up so all you have to do is open the freezer and take out eg pork chops , chicken breasts and the veg bag in the morning and let defrost.
Horse lasagne freeze fairly well from what I hear.
I usually make up big batches of tomato based sauce into which I add loads of veg and whizz it all up. Store it in batches of various sizes and then use it as required for bolognaise , lasagne (beef usually), meatballs and general pasta dishes.
stuffed chicken breast
stuffed pork steak
roast veg and pasta
garlic & breadcrumbed chicken
veg & noodles
sweet & sour chicken
chile con carne
pork & beans & chorizo stew
chicken & choriz paella
here is a list i usually pick & choose from. We have a big chest freezer and once a month i do a shop and cook & freeze. its an exhausting day but saves so much time later on in the month. Hubby wouldnt be the best cook in the world, but if i am home late I can depend on him to have cooked whatever i had left out to thaw the night before. It means everyone is happy !