Freezer Meals

(15 Posts)
lostindevon Tue 19-Jul-16 18:34:33

Hello Everyone,
I'm looking for some inspiration,
I'm 7.5 months pregnant and keen to get some meals cooked and frozen for when baby no3 arrives!
I would like healthy (ish) cheap (ish) family friendly meals that freeze well.......
Any suggestions for me?

cudbywestrangers Wed 20-Jul-16 07:40:11

Chilli, pasta sauces, shepherds pie, curry...

Hopelass Wed 20-Jul-16 07:42:25

I currently have Bolognese sauce, chilli, two different soups, lentil curry, a sausage and bean thing, lamb tagine and beef stew in the freezer.

Highlove Wed 20-Jul-16 08:10:29

I'm doing the same right now, OP. So far I've got chilli and shepherd's pie. Also going in the freezer will be bolognaise, lasagne, fish pie, basic tomato sauce which can be used in a variety of ways, sausage and tomato pasta sauce (Google Jamie's pregnant jools' pasta sauce), ham and lentil soup, and maybe some other soups.

Think that's about it but will be watching this thread with interest. Wouldn't mind something else fishy but not sure what.

lastqueenofscotland Wed 20-Jul-16 13:21:50

Leek and potato soup freezes really well.

Dahl

Lasagne

Shepherds pie

Risotto

Bolgonese

Chilli

lostindevon Mon 25-Jul-16 15:10:19

Oops I forgot about this thread!
Thank you for the ideas.
I had no idea that risotto would freeze well?! That's one of my favs, so im pleased to hear this!

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Mon 25-Jul-16 15:17:26

i've also done things like

Kievs ...fill chicken breast with garlic butter, cover in crumbs, freeze/ defrost, pan fry finish in oven with oven chips, serve with peas/salad

Hunter's Chicken ...open and bash chicken breast flat, fold around nice wedge of cheddar, roll up and wrap with bacon, freeze/defrost, make a bit of sauce with pesto, ketchup, splash of stock, into oven and serve with mash
Burgers...no end of possibilities
Those "American Soccer Mom" dinners in a bag.....have a google, but are fab if you have a slow cooker.

lostindevon Mon 25-Jul-16 20:49:45

Ooh that all sounds interesting.
Will get googling, I do have a slow cooker and love it, but only ever tely do stews and casseroles! X

wobblywonderwoman Mon 25-Jul-16 22:00:52

You could cook a lot of mash and freeze - I often do loads on a Sunday and it's so handy (just quickly pan fry some salmon and frozen peas)

Stew, braised steak, curry

lostindevon Mon 25-Jul-16 22:39:14

Oh yes of course, I didn't think of mash on its own, often do cottage pie etc but your right just having the mash ready to go would save time!
Thanks

wobblywonderwoman Mon 25-Jul-16 23:02:04

Good luck with your pregnancy. You know, some days you will be glad of a bit of cooking. I batch cooked and filled the freezer but sometimes I loved taking the day to shop for a nice dinner and cook something from scratch

lostindevon Fri 29-Jul-16 21:54:43

Thanks wobbly.

THirdEeye Sun 31-Jul-16 14:54:04

Casseroles/stews/curry/ragu sauce/chilli all freeze well.

When freezing lasgana, I actually build up the layers into one of those foil containers that you can buy at the supermarket and then freeze (without cooking it). I then take this out to defrost and then cook as normal. I prefer to do it this way, as I found cooking then freezing it, results in a more congealed bechamel sauce.

You may find it helpful that you double up when making food now. This way half can be frozen into portions and the other can be eaten.

Sammysquiz Sun 31-Jul-16 15:15:08

I made loads of soups when I was pregnant. Found them good for lunch on days when I was too knackered to bother making a sandwich or similar, but could bring myself to heat up soup!

lostindevon Fri 05-Aug-16 21:44:01

Ooh yes Sammy soup!
That's a good idea: really easy too.
I'll look up some recipes.

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