Freeze Ahead Dinners

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    Anyone got some recipes of foods that they prepare ahead of time and then pop in the freezer for a later date? I have tried lasagna and baked macaroni and cheese and both have reheated well.
     
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    Another tid bit of information in case someone didn't know. If you ever have left over pizza you can wrap that up good and pop it in the freezer. I was surprised at how well it tasted later in the week and I was even more happy that I didn't have to waste half a pie. Same thing applies for left over Popeyes chicken. It reheats good in the oven weeks later.
     
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    meatloaf...spag sauce..meatballs...most everything can be frozen if you just pay attention
     
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    Spaghetti sauce, chile, swedish meatballs, and lentil soup are the four main precooked meal "staples" I keep in the big deep freeze.
     
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    All of the above work great...

    Mashed potatoes and rice are wonderful! I have a vacuum sealer and do things in single servings

     
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    Why anyone (other than Hannibal Lechter) would want to freeze a head for dinner is beyond me.
     
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    Don't knock Boar's Head (bedecked with Bay and Rosemary) 'til you've tried it!
     
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    an ancient girlfriend of mine was personal chef. she would cook anything under the sun and freeze it -- whole meals. the trick is vacuum bags. the air in the freezer is what gives food that nasty taste after a while -- freezer burn taste.
     
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    Whores give head! Cool!
    (They can use whatever seasonings they like......)
     
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    I don't have a vacuum sealer so let me ask... Could you make a big pot of beef stew and how would you freeze that using a vacuum sealer?

    Single serving meals seem like a great alternative to buying t.v. dinners. I would love to make big batches of food and be able to reheat as small lunches.
     

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