While I was writing this post I started a list of everything that freezes well. The list quickly grew to be way too long. I figured a better place to start the conversation is to list things that don't freeze well.
If you are looking for meals to freeze...start here
1. Write down the meals that your family loves and regularly eats.
2.Make sure that none of the ingredients are on the list below, and they will probably freeze well.
3. Take a look at my freezer recipes...they have proven to be successful in the freezer for me.
What doesn’t freeze well:
Eggs in shell
Whipping Cream (won’t whip, but can be frozen for cooking)
Raw Potatoes (I freeze twice baked potatoes)
Sour Cream (I use in casseroles with success)
Cottage Cheese (I use in lasagna with success)
Lettuce, Celery, or Cucumbers (become limp and watery)
Raw Onion and Green Pepper (Great frozen is you intend to cook them)
(Now, these are just the things I could come up with on my own. If I missed something...by all means, let me know and I will add it to the list! )
Bacon/Sausage 1-2 months
Hot Dog and Lunchmeat 1-2 months
Beef, uncooked 4-12 months
Beef, ground uncooked 3-4 months
Beef, cooked 2-3 months
Poultry, whole uncooked 12 months
Poultry, part uncooked 9 months
Poultry, cooked 4 months
Baked Goods (muffins, cookies, breads) 2 months
Casseroles 3 months
Fruit 8-12 months
Soups 3 months
What is your favorite meal to freeze?
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