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What can you really freeze ?

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#1 sabg

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

i am trying to get a jump on thanksgiving. i haven't been feeling great and am trying to make ahead as much as poss...
cauliflower gratin
green bean casserole (my first time)
oyster stuffing
traditional sausage stuffing

do think i can make any of these tomorrow and freeze without lose of texture...i have always just made the day before and reheated but may not have that luxury this year

#2 radtek

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

Cooked meat freezes quite well. The stuffing will freeze very well. The Greenbean casserole not so well IMO

#3 heidih

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:31 PM

Honestly - if you have a big block of frozen casserole or the like you are going to have defrosting time and issues with evenly reheating if not fully thawed. Thye will take at least a day to freeze and maybe more than a day to thaw so you are only buying a day or two. If your fridge is very cold you you could even make them tomorrow and hold to Thursday. I use a sort of 5 day rule but my fridge is just above freezing so things seem to last longer with no taste loss.

#4 sabg

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:59 AM

if i make gratin stuff today (sunday) and it keeps till thursday..will i still be able to use for leftovers during the thanksgiving weekend....these are probably basic questions but i have always had the fridge freezer space n time to do the day of