Archive for October 17th, 2010

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Homemade frozen dinners part 2…Spaghetti

   Posted by: John    in Food, Food Storage

I decided today to try making some frozen dinners.  Spaghetti is quick and easy to make, so it makes sense from a getting started standpoint.  Since these are fixed size meals, I also decided to include a couple of sides.  For the sake of ease, I opted for mashed potatoes and corn.  The spaghetti sauce consists of a can of mushroom spaghetti sauce, 1 pound of cooked and rinsed ground beef and 1/2 chopped onion.  I used whole wheat noodles.

After getting the sauce ready and cooking the noodles, I mixed together enough of each to make 3 pounds of spaghetti.  Using a small scale, I weighed out the spaghetti in 8 ounce portions, for a total of 6 plates.  I made enough mashed potatoes to put about 3 ounces on each plate.  1 can of drained corn made for about 2 ounces each. 

Loaded Plates

After loading the plates, I put them in the freezer, uncovered, for about 2 hours.  Then, I wrote “Spaghetti” on 6 bags, along with the date, put the plates in the bags and replaced them in the freezer. 

Finished meal

I had a serving of sauce left, and extra noodles.  Ate the remaining sauce an some noodles, then put the rest of the noodles in a vacuum sealed bag in the freezer for use in something else later on.