What make and freeze meals do you like?

(5 Posts)
Therewere5inthebed Wed 20-Apr-16 20:40:17

I'm having a fairly major operation in a month and will be pretty useless for at least three weeks after getting out of hospital.

What can I make to fill my freezer with to make life as easy as possible?

I've done a couple of Spaghetti Bolgnaise portions already but I'm seriously lacking inspiration as all I can think of is winter food and it could be too warm then (hopefully).

AlohaMama Wed 20-Apr-16 22:00:06

Fish pie, chilli, Curries, pasta bakes (though I always think these come out a bit mushy once they are reheated), stroganoff, lasagne, other pasta saces like chicken alfredo, chicken and mushroom pie. If you think you'll want lighter food, do things you can serve with bagged salad, or for rice dishes get those microwave rice packs. I'd get some ready made stuff too, like fresh pasta, frozen pies, salmon en croute, breaded fish, chicken in pastry, pizza etc, things you can just throw in the oven wit minimum prep. You don't necessarily have to batch cook specifically for the freezer, could you just make sure that when you cook over the next few weeks you make double and freeze half?

AlohaMama Wed 20-Apr-16 22:00:35

Good luck with the op by the way.

Therewere5inthebed Thu 21-Apr-16 08:26:11

Thank you Aloha, they are the things I usually cook anyway but I think I just feel overwhelmed by the thought of it all..

I think I may need to resort to some ready meals too as DH doesn't get in from work until 8 most nights and the DD's will be in bed by then. I don't like the thought of ready meals for them but it's not as if they are little, I think I'm just going to need to get over it. For a short period of time twice a week or so it's not going to do any harm.

FreeButtonBee Thu 21-Apr-16 08:34:34

Marinated chicken is good. Whatever flavours you like, freeze and then stick in the oven and serve with rice/couscous/spuds and whatever veg you like. I like garlic and lemon chicken but could do bbq sauce/Moroccan etc. Lighter than stew

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