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Hi everyone!

I have been gluten free for just about a year and a half now. I am working this summer as a camp counselor and have to take some of my own food to supplement each week. I need some inexpensive, make-ahead, quick recipes. I will have access to a freezer and microwave. I would like to make as much as possible prior to camp so that I can enjoy the day I have off on the weekend. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!

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Make a pan of lasagne,freeze it in portions, chili,spaghetti & meatballs,gfmac & cheese,tuna, chickenfrom Bell & Evans,Starfish nuggets,taco meat frozen in portions, Sloppy joe frozen in portions..

I would take protein bars,snacks

peanut butter, crackers,tortilla chips, hummus,beef jerky,pepperoni& cheese

bread,buns, waffles, pancakes (again freeze), cereal

Cookies, cupcakes,

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Hi everyone!

I have been gluten free for just about a year and a half now. I am working this summer as a camp counselor and have to take some of my own food to supplement each week. I need some inexpensive, make-ahead, quick recipes. I will have access to a freezer and microwave. I would like to make as much as possible prior to camp so that I can enjoy the day I have off on the weekend. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!

I don't feel pasta freezes well, IMO it gets real mushy.

Buy good freezer quart size bags.

I would precook and lot of chicken and pork and separate into single serving portions. Same with rice dishes and potatoes.

I make seasoned rice and beans they microwave well and toss in a meat and its a meal.

If you like indian you can marinate and cook your chicken or lamb in Deep brand Tikka Masala or Curry paste it's very nice and mildly spicy.

Use a gluten-free salad dressing like Honey mustard and precook your chicken in it .etc...

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I think lasagna freezes well. Not sure about spaghetti. Meatballs freeze well & so does pasta sauce. You could get those Uncle Bens microwave rice. http://www.unclebens.com/Product/Detail?p_id=92 I have only looked at the plain so check ingredients of the other flavors. You can put pasta sauce in it and top with mozarella cheese & melt it. Or some frozen veggies and some of your frozen cooked chicken & gluten-free Teriakyi.

I grill burgers and then freeze them for my parents. When you are going to re-heat cooked meat, its best if you slightly under-cook or re-heat with some sauce. Make some BBQ pulled pork for sandwiches ahead. Or taco meat. Package in small baggies in portion sizes so you don't have to chisel a portion off. Hot dogs freeze well. You could freeze gluten-free bread & buns. I even make fruit smoothies and freeze them in serving sizes then microwave and stir.

Take corn tortillas and shredded cheese & taco meat. Microwave. Homemade applesauce freezes well in individual portions.

I have a yummy recipe for a breakfast type thing. I'll see if I can find it & edit it back on here.

Hand Held Hashbrown Casseroles

Submitted By: Bob Evans® Prep Time: 10 Minutes Ready In: 40 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes Servings: 24

"Perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast, these casseroles are filled with Bob Evans® Original Sausage and Hash Brown Potatoes."

Ingredients:

1 pound Bob Evans® Original Sausage

– cooked and crumbled

1 (20 ounce) package Bob Evans®

Hash Brown Potatoes

4 eggs

1/2 cup milk

3 tablespoons melted butter

1 cup cubed ham

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 cup diced bell peppers

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a twelve cup muffin tin. In a bowl whisk together eggs and milk. Add all remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 27-30 minutes or until a toothpick or knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

MY changes: Add an extra egg, delete ham, add 1/2 more peppers I use Turkey italian sausage and only 2 tbsp butter

No cupcake liner. Makes more than my 12 muffin pan. I make some in the mini muffin pan, too. Freezes well.

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I freeeze lasagne often....no problems,.

Kareng,

I use this recipe too!!! I sometimes use crumbled turkey bacon or crumbled chicken in it to make a changeI also add a dash of hot sauce..black olives work too...Salsa is another fav to change it up...

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Using your frozen pancakes:

Cook frozen turkey sausage links in microwave and wrap in warmed up pancake . . . gives a sausage biscuit feel.

My daughter used to take pancakes and spread half with peanut butter and half with nutella, fold together. She called them peanutbutternutellapancaketacos . . . yes, all one word.

Muffins (homemade or Udis) freeze well.

Nonfreezer things:

Hardboiled eggs keep well and might be something the camp can make for you as campers might like them as well. Cheese sticks and yogurt are easy to have on hand as long as you can do dairy. My daughter dips pretzels, apple slices and carrots in peanut butter. (She rarely puts peanut butter on bread). Homemade chex mix . . . piece of cake to make . . . use glutino pretzels and skip the cheese crackers and bagel chips (glutino actually makes a bagel chip now but I don't see them too often.) Will you be doing S'mores? Use Kinnikinnick Smoreable Crackers as a sub for grahm crackers.

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Thank you all so much! These ideas are fabulous! I know I spent way to much last year trying to do it (buying individual frozen meals and such.) I've been so excited for camp but now I really can't wait!! If anyone is near Western PA, check out Seneca Hills Bible Camp! It rocks!! :)

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