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Old 10-01-2004, 02:30 PM   #1
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make ahead meals

I am going out of town for several days, but my husband will be home, and doesnt cook. Any ideas on what to make? Thanks for the help.

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Old 10-01-2004, 02:39 PM   #2
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Make meatloaf and marinara sauce. Show him how to nuke a potato and boil water for pasta. That should hold him if it's just a couple of days.
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Old 10-01-2004, 02:57 PM   #3
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Don't know how many "several" days is ... but think about what meals you prepare where you would freeze the leftovers and heat them up later in the mircowave. Strole down the fozen food aisle in your grocery store and look at all the meals they have that are nuke-n-eat for more ideas.

Hubby can take one of the freezer at night, let it thaw in the 'fridge overnight, then just heat it up in the nuker the next day.
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Old 10-01-2004, 03:13 PM   #4
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Stew or chili would hold up for several days. He can have some cold meals, like tuna salad on salad or chef's salad (have hard boiled eggs and cold cuts handy). How many days does he have to rough it?
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Old 10-01-2004, 05:35 PM   #5
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Thanks! chili, meatloaf, frozen foods. He loves meatloaf, and chili with a baked potatoe, and I might just throw in some frozen meals and tell him to fend for himself for four days. :D Thanks you guys.
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Old 10-01-2004, 08:46 PM   #6
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Make-Ahead Chicken Biscuit Casserole

3 cups chicken -- cooked and cubed
3 cups chicken broth
4 carrots -- sliced 1" thick
1 onion -- chopped
4 stalks celery -- sliced 1/2" thick
8 ounces mushrooms -- halved
2 garlic cloves -- sliced
1 can peas -- (8 oz.) canned
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 cup cold water
10 biscuits -- (tube or fresh)
1 freezer bag -- jumbo

Bring chicken broth to a boil; add carrots, onions, celery, mushrooms and garlic; simmer 10 minutes. Add cubed chicken meat and peas; simmer 5 minutes more. Mix cornstarch with cold water in measuring cup; add slowly until chicken mixture has consistency of gravy. Remove from heat; cool.

To freeze: pour into round casserole dish (2-qt capacity). Cover with aluminum foil; freeze, then wrap in jumbo freezer bag.

To prepare: thaw casserole before cooking. Place in 400-degree oven for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and place uncooked biscuits (either from "tube" or scratch) in slightly-overlapping circles on top of casserole.
Return to oven and bake 20 to 25 minutes more, until mixture is bubbling and biscuits are golden brown.

Good Luck!
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Old 10-02-2004, 03:09 PM   #9
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Thanks Wasabi, that sounds great, he'll like that.
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