There’s something so wonderful and welcoming about coming home after a busy day, knowing you have a well-stocked freezer and can just pull out a casserole to reheat for dinner.
You’ve already done the hard work of making the meal. Now you just get to enjoy the benefits of your prior planning.
Below are nine recipes that we highly recommend doubling and freezing – one batch for tonight’s meal, one batch for another night.
- Freezing and reheating casseroles: The casseroles can all be frozen as one large casserole or individual portions, wrapped tightly in foil. Reheat casseroles covered loosely with foil in a 350°F oven; individual portions are best unwrapped and reheated in the microwave.
- Freezing and reheating soups: The soups can also be frozen in a batches or individual servings. Reheat over low heat on the stovetop, or in 1 to 5 minute increments in the microwave, stirring between each increment.
What are your favorite meals to double and freeze?
With a mix of ground beef, pork, sausage, carrots, onions, celery and garlic, there’s plenty of flavor in this traditional dish. Get out a bigger bowl for the mixing and a second loaf pan to bake the extra, and you’ve got two dinners ready in the time it takes you to set the table and prepare a tossed green salad.