Freezer Sessions 2019...

Discussion in 'Holiday Cooking' started by AuntJamelle, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Got the chken cooked and cubed as well as ham cooked and cut up for sandwiches.

    Christmas cooking is done!
     
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  2. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Way to go, Lucie!!!

    So I "thought" I was done filling the freezers BUT :rolleyes:

    I had reached out to a friend whose sister is pretty sick (for 2nd time) with cancer - to see if I could help her with anything. She pinged me today sharing how things are not going well but they are trying to still have a somewhat normal Christmas - in any case she asked me if I would do some baking for her - so she would be able to contribute.

    Hmmm....let me think about that....in a flat minute!!!

    So I sent her my "resume" and am waiting to hear back what I can do for her...I told her I was open to attempting any recipes she sent me too.

    Just makes me so grateful to this site and CEO and everyone for their support and encouragement all year long...if I wasn't so prepared at this point in the season there is no way I would be able to take on extra things that come along like this. Not and stay sane!!!!
     
  3. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    AJ, there is something to be said for being ahead of the game. When life throws you a curve ball we can help knowing that it will not add to the pressure of the season.
    I hope that your friends sister is on the road to healing, I know that by you helping out it will bring them some joy.
     
  4. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    AJ you are doing a good thing. People are lucky to have you in their lives.
     
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  5. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Awww, you guys!!! I just feel badly for their family - hoping HOPING her sister rallies again!!!
     
  6. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    This totally made me tear up. Your gift of baking or cooking a meal during a time when someone is feeling vulnerable especially at this time of year is so kind and generous of spirit. This is what the season is about. :)
     
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  7. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Have another batch of Lemon Snowballs ready to bake/freeze tonight!

    And a QUADRUPLE batch of cinnamon roll dough waiting in the fridge downstairs. :eek:

    Will give most of rolls away right away but will be freezing some for later gifting.
     
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  8. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Going to be boiling hot for the next few days here, time to pull some prepared meals out of the freezer.
     
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  9. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    I'm working on meal preparation for Sunday's brunch. I cooked up and froze 2 lbs. of pork sausage. The vegetables for the casserole were chopped, sauteed and frozen. I also cooked up 5 lbs. of bacon for add-ins this winter.

    4 batches of cookies were baked and in the freezer.
     
  10. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    DH has used nearly all the sausage that I cooked up and froze. Will get more when I shop and prepare it for the freezer. He is loving the fact that he can just go to the freezer and pull out a meal if it is too hot to cook from scratch.
     
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  11. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    I thought of you today while listening to the Christmas podcast called Tinsel Tunes on my morning walk. The host is from New Zealand. He said is was a "billion degrees" right now. I chuckled because I was walking in 34 degrees F temperatures.
     
  12. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    Another batch of cookies were made and went to the freezer.
     
  13. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    One more batch of Lemon Snowballs in freezer. And 3 small pans of cinnamon rolls for later gifting.

    Getting ready to pop a cheesecake in there too.
     
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  14. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    A billion degrees is probably an exaggeration...going to be 43 for the next few days (109.4F)
     
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  15. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Got the cheesecake in the freezer! Also cut up some bakery bread into cubes and froze for making strata for Christmas morning.
     
  16. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    I am not sure what strata is I will have to look that up. I have bread in the freezer too for a french toast and raspberry casserole for Christmas morning.
     
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  17. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    I have not thought of that combination before! That sounds good! Do you add fresh raspberries to your French toast?

    Thank goodness I did all the meal prep that I could do on Monday for Sunday's brunch. The kitchen was torn apart today. Dh had to work on a leak. I got into the kitchen in time to make dinner tonight. Seriously, that meal prep on Monday was a sanity saver.
     
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  18. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Mary,
    I added fresh raspberries and chunks of white chocolate to the baked french toast.....it was very good.
     
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  19. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Oh, BRAVO Katrina! What an excellent, excellent idea!!!

    I can share strata recipe, it's an overnight one - basically an egg milk mixture poured over bread, cooked sausage and cheese - then you top with a "sauce" just before baking.

    Added a batch of Oven Chicken Fajitas in marinade to freezer - plus a bag of sliced peppers and onions. :)
     
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  20. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    AJ, you never stop do you?
    The Baked French toast was so good. I am popping it in the planner for next year.
     
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