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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
6917 Posts

Posted - May 14 2024 :  06:28:29 AM  Show Profile
For the last couple of weeks, I have been experiencing a nasty cold that keeps hanging on but am feeling some better. I got caught flat footed without any of my "TV" dinners in the freezer. So, for the last several days I have restocked my freezer. Six baked pasta with broccoli dinners; 3 roast with cream potatoes and English peas; 3 steak & sugar snap pea soup.

Next on the list to freeze is porkchop HoBo suppers.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.

StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

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Judith
Galt CA
USA
2244 Posts

Posted - May 14 2024 :  12:05:30 PM  Show Profile
I hope your cold goes away soon. Our freezer is full of game but I try to keep some chicken soup there for emergencies. I like to put leftovers in the freezer for quick meals. DH says he doesn't like leftovers but if I bring them out a couple weeks later it's ok. Men are funny.

Judith

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6917 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6917 Posts

Posted - May 15 2024 :  07:00:59 AM  Show Profile
Judith, I'm a little bit like your DH that I don't care for leftovers like I used to. If the soup or pasta is really good, I may go another day or two of it but if I freeze it, it is no longer leftover it is food from the freezer. I only have a fridge freezer so I can't stock as much as I would like. Your freezer full of game sounds great.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6932 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6932 Posts

Posted - May 15 2024 :  1:21:45 PM  Show Profile
Sara, I hope you get better soon. It's been awhile since I have done any freezer meals, but yours sound delicious. I will have to get back into freezer meals soon.

Krista
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6917 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6917 Posts

Posted - May 15 2024 :  2:17:48 PM  Show Profile
Krista, freezer meals would come in handy this summer when you are in the garden.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6932 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6932 Posts

Posted - May 17 2024 :  12:50:26 PM  Show Profile
I agree Sara! It always seems like the cows need to be fed and the garden needs taken care of at the same time I need to make dinner. Freezer meals can help with that.

Krista
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4178 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4178 Posts

Posted - May 18 2024 :  04:26:02 AM  Show Profile
Sara, good ideas to have on hand. Just taking the time to make them, is what I need to do. I do make pizza kits up, which are really nice to have. Make your pizza crust, and par bake at 425/450 for 5 min or so. Then I put in the freezer on cookie sheets till froze, then bag the crusts up. I also did individual baggies of sausage, and pepperoni and cheese. Easy to grab and make. I do 6-8 crusts at a time. I have canned pizza sauce. This year I want to can in smaller jars for pizza. I have cooked roasts and if your careful slicing them against the grain, it makes great sandwich meat or whatever. ( we have our own beef)

Farming in WI

Michele


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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6917 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6917 Posts

Posted - May 18 2024 :  05:53:42 AM  Show Profile
Michelle, your pizza kits sound great. I use the toaster size Naan flatbread to make my pizzas that I freeze with wax paper between them. I could bag up the toppings and freeze. Sometimes when I want to make a pizza all I can find for toppings is jarred artichokes but no cheese. I use store canned tomatoes for my sauce with my home dried oregano.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6932 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6932 Posts

Posted - May 20 2024 :  1:46:15 PM  Show Profile
Michele, I like the pizza idea. I know that would be a big hit in my home.

Krista
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

6592 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
6592 Posts

Posted - May 22 2024 :  08:05:29 AM  Show Profile
Sara, I hope that nasty cold is vanishing and you are feeling much better. I love your idea of homemade frozen TV dinners to just pull out for a delicious and healthy option. Great idea!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6917 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6917 Posts

Posted - May 24 2024 :  11:15:48 AM  Show Profile
Thanks Winnie, the cold is gone except for the occasional sneeze & cough.

Today I made 14 sliders for the freezer. Easy to do: cut hot dog buns in half; put ketchup and mustard on each side of bun; add sauteed seasoned ground beef; and put sides together. Fast freeze on a parchment paper lined tray and stow in freezer zip lock bags. I like to heat them up the oven, makes for a quick lunch or afternoon snack.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6917 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6917 Posts

Posted - Jun 21 2024 :  10:27:03 AM  Show Profile
I had a quart of pizza sauce left over from yesterday's canning. This morning, I made baked pasta with mushrooms using the pizza sauce. I did thin the thick sauce with a cup of water. I had a serving for lunch and liked the pizza sauce. The baked pasta will cool in the fridge overnight and tomorrow I will make more TV dinners. I have cooked broccoli in the freezer so I will add that to the dinners.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4178 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4178 Posts

Posted - Jun 22 2024 :  03:50:17 AM  Show Profile
You are going to be all set up for quick meals Sara. A great feeling to have all that ready.

Farming in WI

Michele


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