Freezer Sessions 2019...

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

  1. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    LOL, agreed.

    Won't be long and you will be stocking up on Christmas cookies and meals to get you through the holidays. A never ending cycle of stock up for Winter/use up Winter start stocking for Summer.
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  2. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    I had 2 large containers of ricotta cheese they were getting close to their use by date so I made a batch of stuffed shells and manicotti's this morning and are flashing freezing them now. Once they are completely frozen I will place them into freezer bags.
  3. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    I'll be freezing more cheesecakes soon for a wedding at the end of the summer - BIL and his finance asked me to make several for their wedding cakes :)

    STILL need to go through all freezers and toss items as needed and reorganize the rest!!!
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  4. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Great way to use things before the use by date and the product is no longer good to use.
    Does ricotta freeze well? If so I might make a few ricotta and spinach lasagnas for the freezer.
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  5. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    I have never had a problem freezing it.
  6. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    I have frozen lasagnas that use ricotta cheese in the filling and it bakes up fine!

    Went through 2 of the freezers yesterday and pitched anything too freezer burnt to recognize/consider eating - or anything too old to safely eat - not a huge amount lost - but there is more room in the freezers now!

    Found a few things I had forgotten we had too - bonus!!! :)
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  7. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    I need to do some defrosting in my freezer. The top edges are growing snow balls.
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  8. Myron's Mom

    Myron's Mom Well-Known Member

    Stocked up on foil, parchament paper , zip lock bags , etc at the dollar tree sale today in preparation for fall cooking marathons.
    Have only a couple things left in the big freezer to use up before fall.
    I freeze lasagna and stuffed shells with ricotta all the time. I’ve froze regular cheese too. That I use just for baking. I don’t like it on a salad or sandwich after it’s frozen.
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  9. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    DH always know when I have tidied the freezer because dinner is some weird combination of freezer food.

    Thank all for the advice on the ricotta am now aware that it freezes well.
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