Freezer-Friendly Meals That Will Save the Day
On busy days, you will be happy that you have a ready-made, home-cooked meal that you can prep in a snap!
Cooking up a meal from scratch can seem like a nightmare when you're in the middle of a busy work week. With these freezer-friendly recipes, you will be able to resist the urge to call up delivery or take-out! When you plan ahead, you will be able to enjoy fresh, healthy ingredients while cutting back on both prep time and cooking time.
After the steaming process, you can freeze your foil-wrapped embutido for 1-2 months. Remember to wrap the foil tightly around these delicate meatloafs.
To prepare: The day before you decide to cook your embutido, let them defrost overnight in the refrigerator. Re-heat them in a steamer and slice them and up fry them for a delicious meal.
Cool your batch of beef chili completely before placing it in a microwave-safe container with an airtight lid to freeze.
To prepare: Microwave the chili on a low setting for 3-4 minutes, defrost in the refrigerator overnight. Place the contents into a large saucepan and stir over low-medium heat.
Sauces or saucy meals are often the best for freezing, and pasta sauce keeps well for at least 3 months. When you need a quick meal, pop out that frozen pasta sauce and reheat it slowly while your 11-minute pasta noodles are boiling.
To prepare: Defrost in the refrigerator the night before, or slowly stir the sauce in a saucepan over low-medium heat until ready.
Once you've wrapped your meat into rolls, place them in freezer-proof plastic container and bring them out once you're ready to fry them into golden brown treats!
To prepare: There is no need to defrost these thin rolls. To reheat and cook, fry them directly in hot cooking oil.
Frozen lasagna and keep for 1-2 months. This one will be ready for a rushed dinner in a jiffy!
To prepare: Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Bake in a preheated oven, at least 350 degrees F, for 20-30 minutes.
Have you tried storing your soups and stews in ziplock bags? Let this gumbo cool to room temperature and fill up a few ziplock bags. Lay them flat in you freezer.
To prepare: Defrost by placing the bags in the refigerator overnight. Reheat over low-medium heat in a large saucepan or Dutch oven until ready.