take and bake question

divamydearNovember 13, 2006

I would love some "take and bake" recipes. I have not tried one of thosse places that you assmble and take home to freze, cook later for your family. I am new to once a month cooking and would love any help!



Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I'm pretty new to the forum, also, so not 100% sure what is meant by 'take & bake' unless someone is doing the assembly? Here's what I do. Periodically, I get what I call my Suzy Homemaker Mode, and I fix 3-4 main dishes; then cool & freeze in the portions I want.

For example, I'll fix a roast, pot of beans, meatloaf, BBQ meatballs, grilled chicken on a sm. foreman grill (not every one of these each SH day, but a variety). Whatever sounds right at the time (or I have on hand). I also brown & freeze hamburger and label it with the amount - 1 lb, 1/2 lb, etc & as not-seasoned (gravy, etc) or as cooked with onion, etc.

With an empty nest, one day cooking lasts quite a while. You'll need to adjust if you have growing kids. But I find it really helps me, and in the summer when grands are visiting, it REALLY comes in handy.

Hope this has helped you a little bit.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2007 at 3:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

In California we have a chain (maybe independently owned I guess) called Dream Dinner's and they post a weekly set of recipes and you make a reservation and come in and they have these stations with the ready made components and you take your dish and follow along adding everything and at the end you take home your many dishes and freeze them. I've never done it but friends have and have liked it. Costs about $100 or so but they get about 6 meals out of it.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2007 at 1:25PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Favorite family recipe?
OK lets have your family's favorite recipe.
RuthieG in MA
nesco roaster
Does anyone have a Nesco Roaster? We've been thinking...
George Foreman Grill
I received a small one for a birthday present. Has...
TV dinner freezer containers
Does anyone know of or have a source for plastic tv...
Pre-making big batches of my own cornbread mix
I make cornbread a lot and haven't found any pre-done...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™