How To Freeze Individual Meal Portions

Previously, I shared a tip I had about container free storage that involved freezing items with a high moisture content (casseroles, sauces etc.)  Click on the link here:  container free freezer storage – maximizing freezer space

This is about how to freeze individual items.  Here  is an example:

I love making my mom’s Stuffed Banana Pepper recipe. It is a lot of work to make these peppers so I try to make a double recipe. Once the peppers are made I lay them out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and place the baking sheet into the freezer. Once the peppers are frozen, I place them in a freezer Ziploc bag.

I also use this method for cookies. I make the cookie dough, scoop the cookies onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet and place them in the freezer. Once frozen I place them into a freezer Ziploc bag. To reheat just place them frozen onto a cookie sheet and bake them by adding an additional couple minutes.

By freezing food ahead it can help save money and time. Hope these tips help.

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Wendy - December 14, 2011

When I make soup or chili, I try to double the batch and freeze the extra for those busy nights or I freeze enough in smaller ziploc bags for lunches. When things are Crazy I just pull a bag and ready for lunch..

Chris Meyer - December 14, 2011

I recently made homemade cinnamon rolls for my family they loved them. It was a double recipe so I made the other batch for a couple that are on a tight budget. Again I made them and this time I decided I would try and make the second batch for myself. I made them all up except before I rose them I put them on Parchment paper and froze them individually. After they were frozen I placed them in a large ziploc bag with directions on how to thaw and rise and bake. (this way I don’t have to go to a cookbook!). I haven’t takenhem out of the freezer yet but I can only imagine they are going to be yummy just like the first batch. (Rhodes sells them this way at our local grocer so I thought I would try it) What can it Hurt!

Eva - April 13, 2012

My husband is a truck driver. During the week I make meals then freeze his portion. The following week he takes the meals in his cooler then heats them up in the microwave at a truck stop. We save a lot of money!! He receives several comments as how good they smell. :)

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