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Need recipes that I can pre-cook/prepare and freeze - trying to reduce food budget a bit

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silver73 Wed 24-Aug-11 12:04:55


I would be very grateful for any recipes that I can pre-cook/prepare and freeze.


HettyAmaretti Wed 24-Aug-11 12:07:19

My standards for the freezer are bolognaose, chilli (bean or meat, depending on budget), curry and fallafels. I just use the normal recepies.

Fuzzled Wed 24-Aug-11 13:13:26

Homestyle Sauce:
Clove garlic (optional)
1 onion
1 large carrot
1 stick celery (optional)
8 slices bacon (smoked/Unsmoked as per your preference)
1 pint water
Tomato Puree

Chop/press garlic
Dice onion
Chop celery
Grate carrot
Chunk bacon

Fry garlic & onion in oil until soft.
Add carrot & celery and cook for 5 mins stirring occasionally
Add bacon and cook for another 5 mins still stirring occasionally
(mixture should be squishy-ish)
add water and a good dollop of puree (2 tbsp approx, but you can add more later for taste)
Let reduce until mixture is sludgy, season to taste with salt & pepper.

Serve with pasta or on a baked potato.

Freeze in portions and defrost before reheating.

Nummy....... grin

babyocho Wed 24-Aug-11 13:19:18

I do something similar to Fuzzled, usually when there is a load of veg I need to use up in the fridge and cannot face another veg curry!

Although I don't bother defrosting, and melt on the hob and heat for a bit.

sweetpb Wed 24-Aug-11 18:12:52

ditto bologneses etc, also cottage pie filling/stews/curries/pie fillings. I also knock up pie fillings/curries out of leftover roast meats. also soups to freeze.

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