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Old 12-10-2011, 01:19 PM   #1
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Freezing meals

Hello All ...
I am making my grandmother individual frozen meals for Christmas and have a few questions I thought I'd throw out here in hopes of finding some answers.

One of the things I have planned are stuffed green peppers ... Would you bake them then freeze? Bake a little then freeze? Stuff and freeze?

I am planning on making small meatloaves ... Again, would you bake them all the way then freeze?

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Old 12-10-2011, 01:27 PM   #2
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Cook and freeze the meatloaf and the stuffed peppers. After they are cooled, wrap tightly and freeze.

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Old 12-10-2011, 01:50 PM   #3
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How sweet! I make meatballs for my parents and freeze those after the meatballs are cooked. Another thing I do is make a big batch of chicken stock and then a variety of chicken-based soups and some biscuits. Another thing I do are individual chicken pot pies. Those I cook the filling but not the crust because they cook those in the oven.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:00 PM   #4
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I'm doing chicken pot pies with top crusts only - thank you for the tip on not baking the crust first! I'm also doing individual Italian casseroles. My plan is to freeze them in small casseroles, pop them out and vacuum seal them. Then I'll give her the pans to bake them in.

Thank you both for the tips!
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:21 PM   #5
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Yes, cook and then freeze. This is a wonderful gift!!!
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