Make-Ahead meals for college student?
Hi, my daughter is in college and I'd like to make some meals that she can just defrost and reheat for the days where she has class until 7:30 pm and doesn't have time to cook. She's tired of stir-frys, salads, and wraps! lol
Some stuff that I'm making and freezing for her:
-pre-cooked bacon she can just reheat in microwave
-she has assorted veggies frozen to make soups and frozen fruits for smoothies
I'm thinking more of the lines of making her stuff like:
- chicken or beef pot pies
- homemade chicken fingers (semi-cooked?)
- sheppard's pie (with beef) but I've tried freezing this dish and it turned out all watery for some reason. Is it freezable??
- she's not a pasta/lasagna lover at all
Can you slice up and precook beef slices or chicken for stir fry where she can just take out one package of the meat to put in refrigerator in morning, then stir fry some of her frozen veggies with the meat with a sauce while rice is cooking? What type of sauce?
Can you freeze mashed potatoes without them getting too watery?
She loves Greek food (except for black olives). Can I make Greek meatballs with rice and freeze that? How would it be reheated in microwave?
Any suggestions would help! I don't really freeze ready-made foods.