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Maryann1975 Sat 21-Dec-19 17:15:40

Mine and dhs jobs have both recently increased in hours and as a result we have found it harder to find time to cook. I’m after some meals we can prep, freeze and then just reheat please.
I’ve got shepherds pie, fish pie, chile, meat balls, lasagne, bolaganise. Anything else that freezes well?

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Winkywoop Sat 21-Dec-19 17:19:23

Moroccan tagine
Plain tomato pasta sauce you can add veg or meat to
Lentil ragu
Raw marinated chicken, defrost night before then cook and it has a nice sauce

I find cooked chicken doesn't freeze very well

gerbo Sat 21-Dec-19 17:52:53

Curry- meat or veg
Soups, with lentils so hearty enough for dinner
All in one stews with loads of veg (beef/chicken)
Dahl- freeze with naans to serve

Madvixen Sat 21-Dec-19 18:11:40

Stews freeze brilliantly. I often make one with the leftover Sunday roast, portion it down and freeze it with Yorkshire Puddings.

TBH, I find most things freeze well except pasta, which just goes mushy.

If you have a slow cooker, that will be a godsend during the winter as you can bung all the ingredients in in the morning, turn it on and dinner will be ready when you get gone

Ricekrispie22 Sat 21-Dec-19 18:51:11

Chicken bacon and leek pie realfood.tesco.com/recipes/chicken-bacon-and-leek-cottage-pie.html

Lancashire hot pot www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/lancashire-hotpot

Chicken casserole www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/easy-one-pot-chicken-casserole

Spanish chicken stew www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/food/recipes/a536844/spanish-chicken-stew/

AtleastitsnotMonday Sat 21-Dec-19 20:51:47

Fish pie
Pork tenderloin in cider with lots of mushrooms, shallots, apple.
Beef bourguignon
Coq au vin
Chicken chasseur
Sausage casserole
Basically anything saucy!

I also batch cook fishcakes and falafels for quick dinners

WeirdPookah Sat 21-Dec-19 21:15:10

Basically anything with a decent amount of liquid to protect everything.

I like to make the sauce for curry, like korma or for paneer, then add the chickpeas and paneer when I heat it up.

Dal freezes great.

WeirdPookah Sat 21-Dec-19 21:17:13

Oh and you can batch cook and portion out rice as well.

I cook 2kg of brown rice in massive pot, then portion out into bags and cool with ice blocks (as you must cool rice quickly, and reheat thoroughly) and then pack them into the freezer.

Microwave to reheat.

Maryann1975 Sat 21-Dec-19 23:17:03

Some really good ideas there, thank you. Some things I hadn’t thought to freeze like curry.
I also make fish cakes and hadn’t thought of freezing these. Would you freeze them in greaseproof paper to separate them out?
@AtleastitsnotMonday the pork tenderloin in cider, that sounds nice, how would I make it please?

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WeirdPookah Sun 22-Dec-19 09:15:29

Freeze stuff like fishcakes flat on a baking tray. When solid you can pack them up and they won't stick much.

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