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Hello!

My question is a really simple one. My family cooks dinner and eats it as a family on the weekends. During the rest of the week, dinner comes out of the freezer and is usually prepared in the microwave. I dont want to buy the expensive "TV dinner" type gluten-free foods, I would much prefer to make my own and then freeze portions. So far, I have made and frozen a couple of barbeque pulled pork meals (to be eaten as wraps in brown rice tortillas) and some gluten-free rotini with pasta sauce. I am thinking I could probably do chicken enchiladas, but...

Does anybody have any tried and true recipes that are good for freezing?

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I make and freeze red beans, white beans, gumbo, spaghetti sauce (without noodles), chili, stews, pretty much anything with a sauce.

Wenmin

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I don't have any tried an true freezer recipes but I was searching for something else recently and came across an interesting website that has a Once a Month Cooking (OAMC) menu for gluten free and dairy free meals. This seems to be the first month she has done this. At the very least it might give you some new ideas for thigns to try or you could use her method of organizing it all. http://onceamonthmom.com/gluten-freedairy-free-may-2011-oamm-menu-oamc-freezer-cooking-bulk-cooking-power-cooking-2/

Also if you just do a google search for OAMC or OMAC recipes you will find lots of ideas for things that freeze well and are naturally gluten-free like chili or easy to adapt.

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Most soups freeze well, I also freeze lasagne, stuffed shells,pepperoni rolls, homemade taco sauce, sloppy joe sauce.....

hth

mamaw

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Chicken curry. Possibly pre-cooked meatloaf.

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I cook on the weekends and freeze what's leftover. I cook and freeze as a plan for lunches and dinners. (Granted, there's just two of us.)

In my freezer (and I just have that little one on top of the 'frig) I have four pints of red lentil soup, 3 pints of Navy bean sooup with pork, a load of chicken vegetable soup, and some old gumbo. I've got frozen cuban beef stew in the freezer too. Pea soup freezes well too.

I've been through really bad times with the weather and really bad times with the disease. It never hurt to be prepared.

I like it best when I'm armed and dangerous with good foods to sustain me.

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I do all of my cooking on the weekend.

Saturday morning I go to the store and get whatever meat and veggies are on sale. I wash everything and leave it on the drainer in the sink. I choose a selection of veggies to chop into the crock pot. I fill the crock pot, put some meat on top, and turn it on. I usually start with chicken and lighter veggies.

6-8 hours later I divvy up what's in the crock pot into small, freezer containers. I then fill the pot again with a different selection of meat and veggies and cook overnight.

Sometimes I'll do some oven stuff too, but it also ends up in the freezer.

This weekend I made:

chicken soup (7 servings)

quiche (8 servings)

broccoli and cheese (8 servings)

chili (6 servings)

foil wrapped seasoned fish (raw) (8 servings)

I'm good for the week and part of next week as well.

Any veggies I didn't use go into next weeks meals.

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One thing I like to do is make a pot of rice, maybe boil some small bits of carrot in with it. I freeze it in individual baggies. Pull it out & instant rice for many things. I will cook some chicken and shred it up. A pack of rice, a pack of chicken, some chicken broth & a few frozen veggies.

I will make chili and freeze it in small contIners. Really good on a taco salad, nachos, fries, baked potato, chili Mac.

Cook chicken in microwave, shred & simmer with enchilada sauce. Then I freeze it for tacos, roll in corn tortillas, on bread, etc.

Lasagna freezes well. Cool the cooked lasagna well, cut into squares, wrap in plastic wrap, put in big baggies. Now you have " bricks"!

Crock pots are easy ways to cook. You can freeze leftovers. You could make something the whole family can eat like chili or BBQ pork. Check out the Crockpot lady http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/. They are all gluten-free.

I also shredd up a big baggie of cheese we can use for a few days.

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I don't have a lot of room in my freezer so don't usually freeze completed dishes. I do like to keep some cooked chicken breast, cooked hamburger patties, plain cooked ground beef and taco seasoned ground beef in the freezer. It's quick and easy to cook up some rice, pasta or potatoes to go with or mix with. Tonight we had Spanish rice. I simply added salsa, water, some dried onions and peppers and seasonings and in less than half an hour we had dinner. It's also easy to do a taco salad if I have the meat already cooked. Sometimes I do upside down ones. I put the meat in big bowls, heat it up then add the lettuce and other toppings.

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Thanks everybody, I have got some ideas. Its not going to be simple, (what in life is ever simple right?) But I think I have some ideas for grocery trips.

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Lasagna made with Tinkyada pasta freezes well in individual portions. I have also had good luck with their pastas with cream sauces in the freezer. Eggplant parm works, too. Potatoes seem to come out of the freezer a little odd, but other than that stews and soups work. With enough sauce or liquid, you can avoid freezer burn.

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Thanks everybody, I have got some ideas. Its not going to be simple, (what in life is ever simple right?) But I think I have some ideas for grocery trips.

Your baby is so cute! It really does get easier. You may find that grocery shopping is exhasting, even overwhelming at first. But it gets better. I probably spend less time in a grocery now because there are entire aisles I avoid.

You can freeze gluten-free pancakes too, btw. And flatbread.

Wishing you good health,

m

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