Freezer Cooking – Meatballs & Mashed Potatoes

This week is going to be a crazy week, so I worked ahead and made the meatballs and mashed potatoes and stuck them in the freezer.

I really like this meatball recipe. It’s very basic. I like to add Italian seasoning, basil, garlic salt, Worcestershire sauce and this time I added onions as well.

My mashed potatoes are always an experiments, since I don’t follow a recipe. :-) This week I cooked the potatoes with a garlic clove in the water to add flavor. After mashing the potatoes in the mixer I added milk, margarine and sour cream. They turned out really tasty.

What do you like to make ahead and freeze?  I need some new ideas, so please leave a comment. Thanks.

4 comments to Freezer Cooking – Meatballs & Mashed Potatoes

  • Well, I freeze just about anything. But soups and stews are especially nice and can be frozen in gallon size zip-lock bags. Even linsen, spaghetti sauce and chili work well. You had written about bread earlier. I’ve had ‘baking days’ and put home made bread in the freezer, too.

  • Monica

    Thanks, Freya. I think I’ll put stew on next month’s menu!

  • Karen Carman

    Hi Monica – cool blog space! Your meatballs reminded me of something I like to do with meatloaf. When I find the large packages on sale, I bring it home and bake it all up into meatloaf, using dry onion soup mix, soda crackers, ketchup, eggs and water. I top it off with a mixture of ketchup, brown sugar & Worcestershire sauce. When it is done I cut it into thick slices and lay then on a cookie sheet and pop it in the freezer. Once they are frozen I bag them up so they are ready to make a quick dinner or a sandwich to take in my lunch without having to wait on a whole loaf to thaw. When I take it in my lunch, I don’t have to worry about keeping it refrigerated till lunch time. I especially like to do that when I have other leftovers and can make up individual TV diners for one:)

  • Monica

    Thanks for sharing. I like your idea of freezing separate slices.

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