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Cool tip for freezing meals!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

I want to share an awesome tip I found on another website (sorry, I don't remember which site). I love to cook in large batches, so this is perfect for me.

Use muffin tins to freeze soups and stews and other one-dish wonders. Measure the first one so you know how much the serving size will be, then fill all the others to match. Freeze about 30 minutes, then remove from tins.

You may need to repeat several times if you have a large batch of food, but it goes pretty fast and it's worth it not to have 40 miniature containers clogging up your freezer!

You can toss the "soup muffins" in a giant ziploc bag (be sure to label it) and take out pre-measured portions as you need them. The small size also makes them easy to heat up quickly in the microwave.

I tried this with jambalaya and black bean chili and not only is it convenient, it keeps me from serving myself an oversized portion.

Great for quick work lunches - just put a couple "soup muffins" in a baggie or container and go!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
OBIESMOM2 12/7/2012 7:32AM

    emoticon thanks!

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LISAN0415 12/7/2012 1:32AM

    Thanks for sharing!

Now I want some soup!


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CLASSYLADYMAY 12/6/2012 9:18AM

    awesome! thanks for tip!

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NUTRON3 12/5/2012 7:26AM

    wow, thanks!

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NYARAMULA 12/5/2012 4:54AM

    Great idea, thanks for sharing.

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 12/5/2012 2:08AM

    What a GREAT idea!!! This is going to really help me over January when I plan to take a water-based soup in my lunch everyday, thank you so much!!!

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THESUBY 12/5/2012 1:31AM

    Wow, thanks! I'll try that!

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BLITZEN40 12/5/2012 12:56AM

    I've heard of freezing homemade baby food in ice cube trays. This sounds like the grown up version of that. Very clever!

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1EMMA2011 12/5/2012 12:33AM

    Woo Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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EVIE4NOW 12/4/2012 11:04PM

  great idea and works well with spaghetti sauce, soups and stews.

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JUNEAU2010 12/4/2012 10:57PM

    I've read this before, but had forgoten about it...Thanks!

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MARKWICK6 12/4/2012 10:56PM

    Love it! What a great idea!

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CHOCOHIPPO 12/4/2012 10:53PM

    That is a super cool idea. I'm going to try it!

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