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  Subject :freezing food!
09/19/2011 18:12 
jill2621
Joined: 09/15/2011 20:37
Posts: 10
Help. I am making a bar mitzvah in 6 weeks and I would love to
cook ahead and freeze, but I need ideas/recipes of tried and true
recipes that will freeze well. These are the things that I have
successfully frozen: matzo balls, chicken broth, choc. chip cookies,
banana bread. All the relatives (maybe 40 folks) will be here from
Thurs. night til Sun. night. That's a bit of food :)
  Subject :Re:freezing food!
09/19/2011 18:57 
LeahS [Admin]
Joined: 12/13/2010 19:41
Posts: 57
These are the recipes that members marked that freeze well:
http://www.cookkosher.com/index.php?option=com_repsearch&search_string=&area=1&cetegories_string=-119&categories%5B%5D=119&in_members_string=&ex_members_string=&in_ing=&ex_ing=&sort=1&milk=on&parve=on&meat=on&time=9999&level=3&Itemid=2
  Subject :Re:freezing food!
09/19/2011 19:03 
jill2621
Joined: 09/15/2011 20:37
Posts: 10
thanks for trying to help...I clicked on the link, but I don't see where it states that these recipes freeze well...?
  Subject :Re:freezing food!
09/19/2011 19:13 
LeahS [Admin]
Joined: 12/13/2010 19:41
Posts: 57
If someone marked a recipe that it freezes well, usually means that they froze it successfully. If you like a particular recipe I can try to help you on how to freeze it and reheat it.
Last Edited On: 09/19/2011 19:14 By LeahS [Admin]
  Subject :Re:freezing food!
09/19/2011 19:18 
Mimi
Joined: 12/15/2010 10:01
Posts: 38
For a weekend bar matzvah I would freeze challah, all the cakes and cookies, noodles for the soup. Most kugels freeze well. Orzo with vegetables also freeze well.
Other thing I freeze is techina. I know it sounds strange but it really freezes well.

You can also freeze chicken cleaned and seasoned with spices. Then all you need to do is prepare the sauce and bake it.
All meats freeze well too.
  Subject :Re:freezing food!
09/20/2011 03:49 
Doctor
Joined: 12/14/2010 20:55
Posts: 22
jill2621 Wrote on 09/19/2011 19:03:
thanks for trying to help...I clicked on the link, but I don't see where it states that these recipes freeze well...?

Jill2621, when a user submits a recipe she can mark it as Freezes Well in CategoriesPreparation on the Add Recipe page. If you go to the Add Recipe page and scroll down to Categories, you'll see what I mean.

Now, to find those recipes you simply need to go to the Recipes tab, click on Preperation in the Search Options which appears on the top of the page, then click on Freezes Well, click the submit button and - there you go! You will now see all the recipes that freeze well.

Cook350 did just that and posted the link to those results.
  Subject :Re:freezing food!
09/20/2011 23:24 
jill2621
Joined: 09/15/2011 20:37
Posts: 10
Thank you for trying to guide me. I'll try to follow your instructions!
  Subject :Re:freezing food!
09/20/2011 23:24 
jill2621
Joined: 09/15/2011 20:37
Posts: 10
Can you freeze chumus?
  Subject :Re:freezing food!
09/20/2011 23:35 
Mimi
Joined: 12/15/2010 10:01
Posts: 38
Don't think so, but I never did. But you can make it in the beginning of the week for shabbos.

Tought about you today. You can freeze sautéed liver .

Why don't you share your menu and then we can figure out what freezes well and how to freeze it. I love my deep freezer!!!
  Subject :Re:freezing food!
09/20/2011 23:37 
Mimi
Joined: 12/15/2010 10:01
Posts: 38
Sesame chicken, corned beef, chicken sauces, cabbag rugelach... Anything interest you. I can link the recipes if you like any of them.
  Subject :Re:freezing food!
09/23/2011 12:07 
jill2621
Joined: 09/15/2011 20:37
Posts: 10
I'd like to know if/how potato kugel can best be frozen and then re-heated without it tasting water-logged. Thanks.
  Subject :Re:freezing food!
09/23/2011 13:43 
jill2621
Joined: 09/15/2011 20:37
Posts: 10
I checked out a new sephardic cookbook from the library (Syrian recipes).
The author says that chummus freezes well. I'm nervous to try it, but I am curious, so I hope to try it soon.
  Subject :Re:freezing food!
09/23/2011 13:44 
jill2621
Joined: 09/15/2011 20:37
Posts: 10
Mimi,
I'd like the sesame chix recipe if it's not too much patchke.
Thanks,
Jill
  Subject :Re:freezing food!
09/24/2011 21:19 
njmom
Joined: 12/13/2010 16:35
Posts: 107
I freeze potato kugel whenever I make too much, or when I know I won't have to time to make fresh. I wrap it in foil and place in the freezer. The day I need it I remove it from the freezer and place it in the oven covered for 2 hours at 350F. The trick to frozen pototo kugel is to warm it for a long time.
I sometimes turn my regular frozen kugel into an overnight one. Wrap it well with aluminum foil and place in the oven. Place a pan of water on the rack under the kugel. Bake for 8-12 hours on 250F.
  Subject :Re:freezing food!
09/25/2011 00:01 
Mimi
Joined: 12/15/2010 10:01
Posts: 38
I make this: http://www.cookkosher.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=433&Itemid=2
cover well and place in the freezer. Then defrost and warm up. The truth is that I don't know if I would serve this to guest. It's more like a supper for my kids. It definitely tastes better fresh but is really great if I need to prepare supper in advance.

What about something like corned beef: You can cook and slice and freeze. And freeze the sauce separately. Then all you do is pour the sauce over meat and heat up.
http://www.cookkosher.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2494&Itemid=2

or http://www.cookkosher.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1721&Itemid=2
  Subject :Re:freezing food!
09/27/2011 09:19 
Diet
Joined: 12/19/2010 15:33
Posts: 45
You can prepare all the desserts, cakes and crumbles, meats.

Crumbles/ Crisps such as Apple/ blueberry/ Strawberry Rhubarb/ Cherry - all freeze amazing. You can make them as individual size and you can serve it as a dessert or a sweet side dish.
  Subject :Re:freezing food!
02/28/2012 08:57 
smartcookie
Joined: 10/18/2011 04:15
Posts: 29
Oh yes ! My sister, who makes potato kugel of 50 lbs potatoes EVERY WEEK for her shul is famous for her delicious potato kugel. After cooling the kugel well, cut preslices & double wrap it tightly. When you need it, remove from freezer, sprinkle on a little water over the frozen kugel. Cover tightly and place in oven for 2 hrs on 350^ then 6-8 hours (or overnight) on 225^. You will be amazed how soft, baked through & through it will taste. Note: If you keep oven on overnight, you might want to place extra large aluminum pan of water filled to brim at the bottom of oven before shabbos). This will create a "steam" which keeps the food from drying out.
This Rebetzin is known as the family expert on The Best Potato Kugel (sometimes frozen) !
Last Edited On: 02/28/2012 09:51 By smartcookie
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