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Old 11-01-2010, 09:07 AM   #1
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Can I freeze this?

A friend is having major back surgery soon. I will be out of town for 10 days leaving just before her procedure. I want to make a couple of dishes that can be frozen for her and her husband to enjoy when she is home. I am thinking of beef barley soup for one of the dishes. Do you think it will freeze well?

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Old 11-01-2010, 09:10 AM   #2
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I freeze beef barley soup al the time. No issues at all.
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:18 AM   #3
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No problems with freezing soup, be sure to leave two inches of room at the top of the container.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:45 AM   #4
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I never met a soup I couldn't freeze :)
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:18 AM   #5
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Thanks to all of you. My concern was with the barley maybe getting mushy, but if you all would do it, then I will too. I don't think I can freeze anything with potatoes in it, though. Right???
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Beef barley is totally therapeutic. Best wishes to your friend, lindalou!
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:57 PM   #7
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Good luck to your friend. I freeze most soups without bad effect, the only exception being cream soups (which tend to break) and pasta soups (I freeze the base and add the noodles when I reheat so that they stay al dente). I give a lot of soup away to friends who cannot cook, and nothing says love like a bowl of hearty soup in the cold months.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:40 PM   #8
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I never met a soup I couldn't freeze :)
Onion soup is really not good after freezing.


But beef barely will be just fine.
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Onion soup is really not good after freezing...
I've never had a problem with freezing onion soup.
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:15 PM   #10
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Good for you. I wonder what we do different. The onions in mine were yuky after defrosting.
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Lynda I freeze stew with potatoes all the time. I don't see why you shouldnt. Good luck to you friend.
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Lynda I freeze stew with potatoes all the time. I don't see why you shouldnt. Good luck to you friend.
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Kades, my potatoes fall apart into mushy watery clumps in frozen stew or soups. I always pick them out before I freeze it. You don't have that problem? Could you share your secret?
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Kades, my potatoes fall apart into mushy watery clumps in frozen stew or soups. I always pick them out before I freeze it. You don't have that problem? Could you share your secret?
No secret I just cut small and trow themin with some of the other veggie.
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