If you haven’t read some of my posts on the Dr. Oz Blog – here’s the link. They generally post each Friday morning!
This Saturday I thought it might be fun to just give you a list of foods that freeze well. Why? Because when you are a busy man or woman, having foods that you have prepared in your freezer ready to heat into a healthy meal can be very helpful. I know that always having some frozen meals in the freezer has saved us money and calories! Not swinging through the drive-thru or visiting a pizza place is a great reason to have a few frozen meals on hand.
Here are some of my favorite meals to make ahead and freeze:
♦Wild Rice Chicken Casserole
♦Chicken Pot Pie Filling (I add the crust at the last minute)
♦Soups of all kinds (minestrone, chicken noodle, vegetable stew, etc.)
♦Homemade vegetable and chicken broth
♦I always have cooked frozen chicken on hand. I freeze it in 2 cup serving sizes for casseroles, enchiladas, wraps, soups, etc.
♦Brown rice freezes beautifully. I thaw it and use it with all kinds of meals.
♦If you are a ground beef eater, cooked ground beef freezes well.
♦Red pasta sauces
♦Pizza dough (yum!)
So you see these are just some of the meals that you may find in my freezer on any given day. With seven kids my life is sometimes a bit hectic so it is nice to have a ready made meal or two. Have you ever frozen meals with success? Diane
When I get my act more together I’ll put more of these recipes up. Some are on the blog already, like the pizza dough and the minestrone soup. Also one book I love a lot is called “Keeping Foods Fresh.” It’s a wonderful resource for food safety, freezing and refrigeration times, etc.