My muffin tin holds 6 - 1/2 cup portions. I freeze leftover dinner in the muffin tin and when it is frozen I pop it out into a container to keep in the freezer. It is great having pre-measured portions available!! This is helping me with portion control.
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We freeze everything possible in half cup portions in muffin tins; brown rice, chili, soups, meat sauce, even bran muffins. Once frozen we take them out of the tins and put them into labeled freezer bags. When it's time to use them we just figure how many half cup muffins we need.
I bake my own bread and hate the hamburg and hotdog rolls in the stores.
I mixed a batch of dough, rolled it into a snake and cut it into 1 to 1 1/2 inch slices and put them into muffin tins. let raise as usual, baking time will be shorter. Everyone raved! regular muffin tins=slider, large tins=hamburg size. Next I'll try the hotdog shape!
I received silicon muffin pans for my wedding, and instead of using them to bake, I use them like big ice cube trays for food. When I have leftovers, like soup or beans, I freeze it in the pans, then when it is frozen, I put the "cubes" into a labeled freezer bag. Then, when someone wants a serving, they can just remove how much they want and heat it. I also freeze broth, pizza sauce, spaghetti sauce, juice, etc.
I also make muffin batter, and freeze this in the silicone muffin tin lined with a paper muffin liner. Then, when I want to bake the muffins, I just put them in a metal muffin pan, still frozen, and bake.
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