I pretty much freeze anything, with the exception of dairy products, and cooked rice and pasta. I love coming home to a quick boil em up soup or casserole, especially in winter, and much healthier than takeaway
I made a great veg stew
yesterday and am freezing the leftovers. There isn't enough left for another full meal so when I defrost it, I'm going to cook up some chicken and add it in.
Another favourite of mine is this:
Lamb, lentil and orange veg stew
700g lamb (any cut, no bones)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lge brown onion, chopped
2cm piece fresh ginger (peeled and grated) or a heaped tsp of ground ginger from a jar
2 garlic cloves, crushed or two tsp ground garlic from a jar
3 tsp Moroccan seasoning
2 cups chicken stock
1 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 tsp cinnamon
250g pumpkin, peeled and cut into 2cm pieces (you can leave the skin on but DH doesn't like it)
1 sml sweet potato, peeled and cut into 2cm pieces
400g brown lentils (a can or, soak 400g of the dried ones in cold water for a few hours)
1 tbsp dried coriander leaves
1. Heat oil over med-high heat and brown the onion and lamb (use a large saucepan or a big pot). Add ginger, garlic and seasoning, stir until fragrant.
2. Add stock, tomato paste, cinnamon, pumpkin and sweet potato. Cover and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently for at least 1.5 hours (you could do this in a slow cooker for probably 4 or 5 hours). Add lentils and stir through, continuing to simmer for about 10 mins.
3. Serve - or allow to cool and then freeze.
(This serves about 4 or 5 very hungry people or you could halve it and serve it with bread or rice)
(Edit to make sense)
Edited by Orange Underpants, 22 February 2013 - 08:48 AM.