Many years ago I learned that I could save time, money and get back my dinner time sanity by using a method I like to call “Feed the freezer”. This method Allows us moms the ability to have our meals ready to thaw and cook during busy mom days.
My new Haier freezer is amazing and huge with lots of room for my freezer meals with plenty of room leftover for ice cream and Eggos. Even if your freezer is not huge like my new Haier freezer you can still use this method being your meals will take up minimal space using this method.
Before we get started on steps to using this method let me tell you a little about my new it is a 14.8 Cu. Ft. Capacity Chest Freezer with a security lock and key that keeps food contents safe from tampering and helpful for the safety of children. The perfect family freezer for a growing family.
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Is your freezer hungry and ready to be fed?Are you ready to feed the freezer? here are 2 simple ways to freeze your meals and begin feeding your freezer:
This method is used for your meals that are liquid-based, such as soups, chilis and stews or your semi-solid foods such as meats in marinades, stroganoffs, pre-cooked meats, etc.
Step 1 – Label your bag with date, content and quantity. Believe me, once it is frozen it can be very difficult to determine what is actually inside your now frozen zip bag or the quantity it will feed.
4 chicken Breasts
Step 2 – Insert food into freezer zip bags
Step 3 – Squeeze out as much of the air as possible so you can store them as FLAT bags and stack them on top of each other in your freezer.
Step 4 – On serving day, remove from freezer and either place in refrigerator on a pan or plate allowing to thaw completely or use the defrost on your microwave for seedy defrosting. Then cook the meal as directed in the original recipe.
This method is used for your solid food items that need to hold a particular shape/form such as lasagna, meatloaf, enchiladas and casseroles.
Step 1 – Choose the pan/Pyrex dish you want to use for the proportion/size of meal you want to freeze.
Step 2 – Line it with foil wrap first then with a layer of plastic wrap (be sure to use a large enough piece of each to cover the bottom, sides and top of the dish).
Step 3 – Fill the dish with the size meal you are wanting to freeze.
Step 4 – When food is completely cooled, seal/cover with the plastic wrap, removing as much air as possible. Then seal/cover with the foil.
Step 5 – Now place the meal still in the pan into your freezer. Once the item has become frozen solid remove it from the pan and place it into a freezer bag. (Be sure to label the bag with the contents.)
Step 6 – On serving day, remove the meal from the freezer and allow it to thaw slightly. Then remove the foil and plastic wraps and place it the original baking dish. Allow to finish thawing and bake as directed from the recipe you used.
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