Friday, January 23, 2009

Help me Readers!

As some of you know, the Hubs & I are expecting our first child in April. Since I know he will be taking up much of my cooking & baking time, I would like to get a headstart on some meals & baked goods that I can use during the first few months.

Now, I have this problem where I make things, freeze them, then never use them b/c for some reason their I think they won't taste as good as if I make them right away. So help me get over my fear and post some tried & true recipes. I have somewhat overcome the freezer/baking fear with the icebox cookies I made over the holidays, but I would love some more recipes.

Thanks-Jules!

5 comments:

Nicole Mc said...

Rest assured, once you start you will LOVE IT!!!!! I cycle thru these kicks where i cook a TON of stuff and freeze it. There is nothing better than knowing that dinner is made...you just have to thaw and bake. I've got some good ones, I'll get back to this. However, you will find that many things you already make can easily freeze well! Sometimes the critical point is at which stage to freeze it. I freeze, lasagna (assemble-freeze-bake, chicken enchiladas (assemble-freeze-bake), meatballs (cook, freeze, reheat in sauce etc) breakfast burritos (assemble-thaw-microwave)soup, some pastas, many, many casseroles!!

wifeplzak said...

I have an entire FROZEN FOOD section on my blog with a bunch of tried and true recipes. Congrats to the mommy-to-be!

Nemmie said...

Burritos and enchiladas freeze really well, and I tend to freeze soups,stews, and casseroles a lot. And marinara, but I know you're already on top of that with your garden goods every year!

Prevention mag had a whole section on freezables in an issue; I will see if I can dig up a link and send it...

The Ochs Family said...

I found your blog through Simply Tasty...I LOVE to cook and when we had our first child LAST April, I had that same fear. I will find some old recipes, but really the most important thing was freezing everything in portions for 2 - the smaller container or even tin disposables that you can write the date on - that way, with a newborn you don't have too much food that you thaw and is wasted...and no mess! You can easily make something taste fresh by adding some fresh herbs, pasta or bread in the mix. Congratulations and best wishes! Oh - and my hubs did a whole lot of grilling - quick, easy and not too much of a mess.

ashley said...

our fave is stuffed shells. i put them on cookie sheets to freeze individual, once frozen toss them in a ziploc bag. they're perfect cause we can pick out exactly how many we need based upon how hungry we actually are. here's the recipe we use but there are tons out there:
http://delishfood.wordpress.com/2007/08/01/cheesy-stuffed-shells/

but generally all pastas freeze quite well! we also freeze burritos (generally bean & cheese).

good luck with your cooking fest!