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Can you freeze a chicken curry made with a jar of currey sauce?

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Hulababy Mon 16-May-05 16:42:03

DH and DD are having roast chicken tonight, and there will be some spare chicken left. Now I know that there is a jar of curry sauce in the cupboard (from before I started trying to cook less processed stuff during the week) and that DH would quite like a chicken curry one night with that. However, I already have taken some stuff out the freezer (all home made stuff too :D ) for tomorrow. And the chicken really needs eating before Wednesday.

So, if I made it up to night - can I freeze it? Nothing of jar to tell me one way or the other.

lima Mon 16-May-05 16:43:32

why don't you freeze the leftover chicken and thaw it when you need it

MarsLady Mon 16-May-05 16:44:22

I've frozen it before and lived!

Hulababy Mon 16-May-05 16:44:24

Can I do that on it's own? Never thought of freezing cooked chicken without a sauce or anything before.

Hulababy Mon 16-May-05 16:44:47

It is only DH who has to eat it afterwards :D

MarsLady Mon 16-May-05 16:47:33

You can do both! I find it handy to have a quick something in the freezer for those days when it's all just a little too much. Oh hang on........ that's most days lol

Hulababy Mon 16-May-05 16:49:16

Cheers. Think I'd prefer to ave it made up in the curry sauce - easier next time!

I have done quite well past few weeks - freezer is topped up with fish pies, cottage pie, casseroles, homeade burgers, meatballs, tomato based suaces, plus some fresh meat/fish in there too. Just hope I can keep it up

MarsLady Mon 16-May-05 16:51:09

the DTs keep me on my toes, would you mind popping over and filling my freezer?

Easy Mon 16-May-05 16:52:16

Hula,

I've done this, but find that they tend to go very bland when defrosted (altho I think Mine had been in the freezer for several months!!)

Won't hurt anyone tho.

Hulababy Mon 16-May-05 16:53:31

LOL Marslady! It has only been happening for the last 4 or 5 weeks, and only for week days too. And only dinner time at night. Weekends we eat rubbish or eat out

Mind you, I have just realised that the cottage/shepherd's pie (whichever they are???) I made earlier - I missed out the mushrooms and now have tons of them in my fridge to use up. Argh!

Hope to keep it up. We will see!

flum Mon 16-May-05 16:54:08

yuk, no i'd chuck it in the bin

Hulababy Mon 16-May-05 16:54:14

Thanks Easy - so maybe a reminder on the sticker to add a dash more spice/chilli once defrosted maybe???

Hulababy Mon 16-May-05 16:54:56

flum - throw what in the bin: the chicken or the sauce? I am trying not to be wasteful here!

Easy Mon 16-May-05 16:55:40

Yes thats probably a good idea.

Hulababy Mon 16-May-05 16:56:14

Will do that then! 'tis only for DH anyway. LOL!

MarsLady Mon 16-May-05 16:57:32

make and freeze mushroom soup!

Fio2 Mon 16-May-05 16:58:13

cant you have the chicken on sandwiches? personally i would do a jar mix curry for freezer, no. My Mum used to be quite banal about these things, shes a cook

Hulababy Mon 16-May-05 16:59:08

Sounds nice - but not sure how to do that!

Just bought that dinnerlady cook book this morning - maybe I should go and have a read of it for mushroom recipes.

Could do Nigella's yummy mushroom stroganoff - but we have had it every week for past few weeks. And poor DD still dopesn't like it no matter how many times I get her to try it. Starting to think that maybe she just doesn't like mushrooms much.

Hulababy Mon 16-May-05 17:00:54

Fio - I don't eat chicken. DH never takes sandwiches to work - I have tried, but he goes out on business lunches so much and at last minute so often it is pointless now - ends up throing so much away. And DD is at PILs tomorrow and nursery theerafter. So no need for sandwiches.

OKay, I have chicken and mushrooms - anything there???? Freezable!

Fio2 Mon 16-May-05 17:02:14

coq au vin
or chicken chasseur or casserole type thing

hunkermunker Mon 16-May-05 17:03:35

HB, your DD sounds very sensible re mushrooms. Can't stand them myself DS seems to like them - perhaps we should swap?

MarsLady Mon 16-May-05 17:13:23

why not make a chicken and mushroom soup and blend it right down, then DD will like it, you'll be able to freeze it and I'll come to supper with large baps (and I'm not talking boobies, though of course they travel with me!)

Hulababy Mon 16-May-05 17:13:44

There isn't much she doesn't like but I think mushrooms must be one of them.

Looks like I will have to cook something after dinner later and decide what to do.

Hulababy Mon 16-May-05 17:14:48

LOL Marslady!!! Sounds good. Will see what else I have in the cupbaords later on and make a decision!

flum Tue 17-May-05 13:30:06

sorry hulababy, meant the sauce. the jar ones go all manky if you freeze them

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