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Old 11-30-2011, 03:23 AM   #1
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Make Ahead Freezable Foods?

Hi,
I am going out of town for a month, and I want to prepare some meals ahead of time for my boyfriend...so he is not living on pizza and Chinese .
Many of the dishes I am finding online are great if you want to prepare now and cook later, but I am looking for meals that I can cook completly, freeze in single serve portions, and he can thaw, and pop in the mircowave, oven or on the stove, in a short amount of time.
Any suggestions? Also, I am a cooking novice, so the easier the better!
Thanks!!

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Old 11-30-2011, 08:32 AM   #2
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Almost any casserole
Meatloaf
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Chili
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:36 AM   #3
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Almost anything (almost) can be frozen.

Chili
Stew
Pot roast
Enchiladas
Pot pie
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:25 AM   #4
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You can freeze meals or parts of meals. Cook up several chicken breasts and wrap them individually to be mixed and matched with different sides.

Is he willing to do sides such as Rice mixes or frozen veggies to go with the chicken? This would also work with other cooked meats.
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:29 PM   #5
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Maybe if you'd do nothing - he'd be tempted to try 'cooking'

Or does that worry you?
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:47 PM   #6
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Maybe if you'd do nothing - he'd be tempted to try 'cooking'

Or does that worry you?

haha! I know that won't happen it would be more likely he would not eat, or go to his mother's...which will happen a bit, but I am just trying to be nice
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:51 PM   #7
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How about some french toast? Make it, fry it and freeze it. Leave syrup in the fridge. he can reheat it in the toaster oven. Easy.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:58 PM   #8
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Egg McMuffins (homemade), quiche slices, oatmeal bars. Just nuke, no defrosting needed.
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:10 AM   #9
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Chili verde
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:05 AM   #10
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I don't want to get into any personal problems here and neither want accusations of preaching - but I really think almost everyone can be tempted into doing some kind of cooking themselves.

And very often it's something they will quickly learn - the more they know - the easier to go the next step.

There are a lot of practical reasons as well - people do get older - get ill - become disabled - get divorced - children need good nutritious food when 'the cook' is not available etc.

And it often is a new joy for the 'student' - as well as giving them a greater appreciation for good food and what's involved even when they are not doing the cooking.

And even with this freezer thing - foods can be partially prepared - allowing the final 'cook' to get involved - and the next time go further - and soon fly solo.

Again i don't want to harp on this particular case - but I really know that there are a lot of non-cooks that could benefit tremendously (as well as their families) by getting involved.
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