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Old 01-18-2011, 02:56 PM   #1
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Made soup - now snow storm - can I freeze?

I made my oh so good I love it so much - Kale and Sausage Soup. It's made with real tomatoes, half can of diced tomatoes, chicken broth, italian chicken sausage, onions, garlic, and spices.

it's suppose to be for a dinner birthday party for tomorrow. I'm serving this soup and anniversary chicken - it's what the birthday girl ordered.

snow storm going on and it's pretty much being cancelled until next wednesday.

i'm reallllly hoping it's ok that i freeze this soup.

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Old 01-18-2011, 02:59 PM   #2
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Freezing is not a problem. Go ahead and freeze it for next week.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:05 PM   #3
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thanks, I did'nt think it would be a problem.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:08 PM   #4
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I made my oh so good I love it so much - Kale and Sausage Soup. It's made with real tomatoes, half can of diced tomatoes, chicken broth, italian chicken sausage, onions, garlic, and spices.

it's suppose to be for a dinner birthday party for tomorrow. I'm serving this soup and anniversary chicken - it's what the birthday girl ordered.

snow storm going on and it's pretty much being cancelled until next wednesday.

i'm reallllly hoping it's ok that i freeze this soup.
What are unreal tomatoes?
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:12 PM   #5
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What are unreal tomatoes?
This tomato is unreal
http://www.tomatocasual.com/2009/10/02/huge-tomatoes/
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:30 PM   #6
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Wait, don't freeze it... not if it's got "real" tomatoes.
I can be there in 14 hours to pick it up so it doesn't go to waste
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:55 PM   #7
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ha ha. fresh vs. canned. although one time I made the same recipe using canned tomatoes and canned chicken broth INSTEAD of fresh tomatoes and my homemade chicken broth made from a carcass of a chicken and guess what. My husband raved about the one made with cans!!!. I was like grumble grumble grumble.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:47 PM   #8
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ha ha. fresh vs. canned. although one time I made the same recipe using canned tomatoes and canned chicken broth INSTEAD of fresh tomatoes and my homemade chicken broth made from a carcass of a chicken and guess what. My husband raved about the one made with cans!!!. I was like grumble grumble grumble.
It was probably all the extra salt in the canned goods that he was tasting!
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It was probably all the extra salt in the canned goods that he was tasting!

One could always use "salt free unreal canned tomatoes".
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:21 PM   #10
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As others have said, it will be fine frozen legend. Glad you don't have potatoes in it.......others would argue, but I say potatoes frozen in soup or stew get really funky frozen and thawed.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:23 PM   #11
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I would thaw it Monday so it can sit a day and meld. Sounds like yummy soup!
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:04 PM   #12
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As others have said, it will be fine frozen legend. Glad you don't have potatoes in it.......others would argue, but I say potatoes frozen in soup or stew get really funky frozen and thawed.
Agree with this 100%!
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:45 PM   #13
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I freeze almost every kind of soup, certainly would this one. The only ones I hesitate to freeze are soups containing Cream, which can break when frozen. Many soups are improved with age, and there's nothing better than having a hot bowl of soup at your fingertips.

This isn't one that is going to be difficult, but thick soups (split pea, some thick bean soups), I recommend nuking rather than heating in a pot on the stove.
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Make sure you get it to freeze as fast as possible, like in a plastic baggie, as flat as possible. If it is colder outside than in your freezer, put the bags outside. The reason freezing things changes the texture and reduces quality is because of the ice crystals the liquid forms. The faster you freeze something, the smaller the ice crystals, the less damage, hence "flash freezing".
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:26 PM   #15
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Make sure you get it to freeze as fast as possible, like in a plastic baggie, as flat as possible. If it is colder outside than in your freezer, put the bags outside. The reason freezing things changes the texture and reduces quality is because of the ice crystals the liquid forms. The faster you freeze something, the smaller the ice crystals, the less damage, hence "flash freezing".
That's true, Skittle. And for heaven sake......we don't want to wake up to yet another thread titled...... " forgot the soup overnight.......do I have to throw it away"?
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No, Please, NOT AGAIN
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:02 AM   #17
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How about a:
Found frozen soup in the freezer dated five years ago. It is still OK?

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Found frozen soup in the freezer dated five years ago. It is still OK?

Brat!
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Found frozen soup in the freezer dated five years ago. It is still OK?


Now that would be an interesting experiment! Freezer burn would have reduced it to soup flavored ice crystals. Just add water, heat and serve.
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Now that would be an interesting experiment! Freezer burn would have reduced it to soup flavored ice crystals. Just add water, heat and serve.
That would be the only way to find out if it was any good, anyway
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