Simply Filling/Core - Recipes that freeze well
03-18-2011, 07:35 AM
I need to make full of batches of simply filling meals that freeze well.
Here are my ideas:
extra-lean beef macaronie
chicken "fried" rice?????
Any other ideas?
03-18-2011, 09:22 AM
Check out our Core recipe board. When I posted a recipe, I tried to say if it would freeze well or not. I no longer freeze recipes with cooked pasta in them because the reheat makes the pasta too mushy for me.
I also freeze a wonderful Chicken Cacciatore sauce. When I'm ready to serve it, I just boil up some fresh pasta.
I've also frozen Core sloppy joes and Smothered Barley Chicken. The Smothered Barley is a well known favorite among Core followers. I'll see if I can think of any others. I made Chicken Fried Rice but never froze it. It made only enough servings that we were willing to eat it in a couple of days.
03-18-2011, 11:29 AM
Pulled Pork! Check the crockpot section...
03-19-2011, 12:40 AM
Vickie already said this but the Diet Coke Sloppy Joe is wonderful & freezes
03-19-2011, 09:21 AM
I've found any recipe with pasta or beans freezes well. Potatoes get grainy and mushy when thawed out (not sure about mashed). I also don't like the texture of rice after its frozen and thawed.
Some ideas --
Soups -- any type without potato or rice. You can alway make that fresh and add it into the thawed soup.
Smoothered chicken - receipe on the boards here
Cooked chicken or turkey - portion out to meal sizes.
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