Last night we were having 'Thai Red Curry Chicken' and so I made a double batch. We ate this for dinner and I have frozen the other one to take out one night next week after work. Because my son is on the 'Paleo' diet both of these recipes are Paleo friendly but if served on a bed of rice they would stretch a lot further. Cooked rice also freezes quite well.
|Thai Red Curry Chicken - Paleo Friendly|
Ahhh, I can see you're skeptical..........usually we have a bit left over each meal and that gets eaten up for lunch or a snack but with a little bit left over from 3 meals it makes another whole meal for 4 people.
|Beef Chili - Paleo Friendly|
This works for cakes and some slices and biscuit (cookie) dough too. Make a double batch, eat one and freeze one.
|Meals ready for the freezer|
Make sure you mark the date and what it is on your frozen food because believe me, once it's frozen it is generally hard to identify what it actually is, unless you like potluck dinners!
I find freezing meals in ziplock bags works well if you are short of freezer space or containers. I buy the Medium - 22 x 25cm size for a meal to feed 4 - 6 people. Adding the date also helps you to make sure things are eaten within a reasonable time so they don't spoil. Even frozen foods can be kept too long. Cooked meat and poultry should only be kept for 3 - 4 months and soups and stews about 2 - 3 months.
A handy tip for marking on containers is to write on sticky tape with a permanent marker and stick that to the lid. It doesn't come off in the freezer and you don't mark up the lids of your containers. Its also cheaper than buying labels.