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Anyone recommend any 5/2 dinners I can freeze and microwave please

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orderinformation Sun 23-Jun-13 21:16:33

Sorry for preponderance of 5/2 threads I am starting tonight - this is my fourth! But I have all the enthusiasm of a convert.

Can anyone suggest any suitable meals I can freeze for fast day suppers and then microwave when needed. I am trying to time my fast days for days when dh works late so I'd be eating alone anyway but by time I have got kids to bed alone I have no desire to cook.

freerangeeggs Sun 23-Jun-13 21:46:11

Easy Scotch broth - two grated carrots, one chopped onion, half a grated swede and a small handful of barley. Fry off the veg, then simmer with the barley and two stock cubes until it's all soft - usually 20 mins to half an hour. I always rinse the barley first. Serves 5 - 6.

I freeze individual portions in takeaway tubs, but I think sandwich bags would work just as well as long as you wait until it's cooled down.

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Mon 24-Jun-13 07:19:04

Order, my Harissa chicken lentil soup is really good to freeze - recipe on the recipe thread (sorry, can't link, on phone) but basically - diced chicken thigh fillet and onion in Harissa paste, add brown lentils and diced root veg, simmer in chicken stock. I make up a big batch with only enough stock to simmer, so I'm not freezing huge quantities of liquid - then defrost a portion, add more stock and some fresh green veg, simmer till tender.

QueenBoudicea Fri 28-Jun-13 14:29:42

I've just batch cooked this aubergine stew It's really tasty and leaves you with enough cals left to have some couscous or similar with it.

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