Freezer Sessions 2019...

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

  1. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    :oops: You guys are so kind!

    What I really need to do is go through the freezers, pitch old things and reorganize. Relatives have recently given us items them weren't using up and I honestly think this stuff is past the point of use - unfortunately - tried to eat some of the frozen blueberries for example and it was just tasting like the freezer.

    These are bags from 2017 - and I was given bags and bags from as far back as 2014 - I think I'm going to just cut the cord on those! I think things last longer in the freezer than "official" info you can google might say but that is pushing it for me.


    I got a Reese's PB Cup cheesecake in the freezer this weekend for an upcoming work event.

    That's all for the moment!
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  2. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    AJ, I believe that some people think that putting things in the freezer means it can stay there for ever in a state of suspended animation and never spoil. I agree that things can be safe longer than the recommendations but I don't think I would use things from 2014. Better to toss or compost those items.
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  3. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    I too need to rug up, put on some gloves and tidy the outside freezer. Mum and I are doing another freezer session tomorrow so need to rotate things and make sure that there is room for the soups and meals that we will be adding tomorrow.
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  4. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Second freezer session done for the year. Have 12 meals in the freezer. Pea and ham soup, beef and mushrooms and chicken pot pie, whole pies and filling.
    The freezer looks great and it will be wonderful to know that there are hearty meals that I can just pull out as needed. I have a whole chicken pot pie that will be for tonights dinner, just need to pop it in the oven.
  5. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    Do you make large pot pies or smaller ones? Do you make the pastry or buy ready-made? Do you freeze them with the pastry cooked or uncooked so that you can just pull them out and pop them in oven?
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  6. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    The Chicken pot pie for dinner was a large one, the ones for in the freezer are smaller. I used bought puff pastry sheets and put pastry on the bottom and the top of the pies. I have put them in the freezer uncooked wrapped in foil and in ziploc bags. Because the filling is cooked I just need to heat them through to cook the pastry.
    The filling I will use either in vol-au-vent cases or on its own with a few side vegetables such as asparagus. It already contains potato, peas, corn, onion, zucchini and carrot plus the chicken so can be a stand alone meal. (The recipe did not call for zucchini but we had some so added it).
    The pie we had was delicious and DH went as far as to say he loved it. High praise indeed.
  7. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    Praise the Lord for freezer meals! I had two cheesy spaghetti in the freezer, so one went in the oven around 10:30. Checked it about 15 minutes ago, but it wasn't heated all the way through.
    I need to make a list of what I want to make and put in the freezer and work on adding that to the grocery list.

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