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Simple meals to freeze please

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DelGirl Mon 21-Feb-05 15:38:02

Assuming I clear enough room in my freezer in the next week or so, I want to cook and freeze some simple dishes for me for when I come home from hospital. I'm not bad at cooking, just short on recipes for some tasty meals that are ok just to re-heat in a saucepan/oven to go with fresh veg. Any ideas? TIA.

Newbarnsleygirl Mon 21-Feb-05 15:46:10

Stew, Spag Bol, Chicken and leeks in a white sauce.

nailpolish Mon 21-Feb-05 15:47:40

fish pie, cottage pie,

DelGirl Mon 21-Feb-05 15:48:11

thanks NBG, already got some mince and some veggy spag bol frozen. Just need some recipes for stews etc

orangina Mon 21-Feb-05 15:48:41


nailpolish Mon 21-Feb-05 15:49:14


orangina Mon 21-Feb-05 15:50:23

pea and ham, broccoli and blue cheese, parsnip ( can you tell I am revving up to my maternity leave and filling the freezer...?!?!). I bought an excellent cook book called "bowl food", not £££, that had loads of great ideas for soups, pastas (you can make the sauces in advance) and stews....

mrspink27 Mon 21-Feb-05 15:51:21

ratatouille, can have that with pasta, rice, pots or meat
shepherds pie

Newbarnsleygirl Mon 21-Feb-05 15:52:52

Best thing for a stew is to throw your meat say diced beef in to a casserole dish with some gravy, boil some diced carotts, sweed and potatoes. When they've boiled pour that water in to your casserole dish and throw in the veg and cook on a low heat for a few hours very tasty.

DelGirl Mon 21-Feb-05 15:53:48

Cheers. I'll have a look next time i'm in whsmith. I've got a book on soups but even in my collection of cook books there's not really any recipes suitable for freezing

soapbox Mon 21-Feb-05 16:06:36

I like freezing my own ready made roast dinners.

I get 2 chickens and roast them at the same time and make up a big batch of mashed pots and a big load of stuffing.

I divide it up into those foil containers like the ones you get take away meals in and smother with home made gravy.

With the foil containers you can just pop them straight into the oven and with a little fresh veg you can have a nice comforting roast dinner!

Snugs Mon 21-Feb-05 16:11:01

Snap on the foil containers. Brilliant for most meals, straight from freezer to oven and ready in average of 30 mins - no hassle.

DelGirl Mon 21-Feb-05 16:17:31

have loads of the foil containers cos I regularly cook batches of bolognese and chillie etc. Hadn't thought of roasts Soapbox, thanks. My fave meal actually and usually as there's only me, I cook enough for 2 days and reheat, just hadn't thought of freezing it. Head is full of impending birth etc etc which leaves no room for imagination

gingerbear Mon 21-Feb-05 16:18:50

Sesame Chicken
not sure of quantities as it is a recipe I got from mum.

fresh Chicken breasts, or boneless thighs

olive oil
lemon juice

mixed herbs
sesame seeds
salt and pepper

plain flour

melt butter in a pan, add olive oil and lemon juice

mix together breadcrumbs, sesame seeds, herbs and salt and pepper

dip chicken pieces into flour, then into pan of butter/oil/juice

coat in bread crumbs and place on cling film to wrap and freeze.

To cook - defrost fully then cook in oven at 180 degrees C for 15 - 20 mins

soapbox Mon 21-Feb-05 16:20:12

Just another thought - what about trays of roasted vegetables.

Nice served with couscous or with rice, or just as an accompaniment for roast dinners!

You must be getting very excited - how much longer to go now???

DelGirl Mon 21-Feb-05 16:23:29

Sesame chicken sounds great, thanks gingerbear .

Soapbox - officially 8 and a bit weeks but I may be induced in 3 as i've got probs with my kidneys but have been assured that the baby should be fine.

Changing the subject, the thing you so kindly helped me with on xmas eve has worked out ok, just still trying to tie up the loose ends. Many thanks again.

marthamoo Mon 21-Feb-05 16:44:40

DelGirl, will try and think of some recipes for you - but just wanted to say hi, don't seem to have seen you around much lately and have been wondering about you. Sorry to hear about your kidney problems.

marthamoo Mon 21-Feb-05 16:59:13

Curries - mild ones if you think you will be breast-feeding. You can freeze them with the rice.

Will think of some more soon!

Yorkiegirl Mon 21-Feb-05 17:04:39

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DelGirl Mon 21-Feb-05 18:19:58

Hi Marthamoo & yorkigirl. Curries are a great idea but yes I am intending to BF so will keep that in mind. Meatballs too, I've got a lovelye recipe for lamb ones but they go with a creamy dill sauce and i'm not sure that will freeze. I guess I could make a tomato sauce for that.

Any more welcome

shortcake Mon 21-Feb-05 18:25:36

Macaroni cheese

helsi Mon 21-Feb-05 19:00:36

ready cooked yorkshire pudding - 4 minutes in the oven and get some tins of mince/stew in to go with it.

Shepherds pie

fruit crumbles

sausage casseroles

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