- Mock Lasagna: layered cooked spaghetti with sauce and cream cheese
- Penne with sausage and vegetables in spaghetti sauce
- Chicken Cacciatore
- Chicken Tetrazzini
- Tuna Casserole
- Chicken Curry with chickpeas, spinach, and rice
- Rice, chicken and vegetables covered by cream of mushroom soup
- Meatloaf (uncooked)
- Meatballs (uncooked)
The general procedure we followed was to prepare two dishes at a time, and we tried to make double batches when possible. We would cook the meat for each dish, let the meat cool a little, line a freezer-safe container with plastic wrap, apply non-stick spray to the wrap, build the dish in the container, cover with plastic wrap, and stick in the freezer.
After a dish had thoroughly frozen (a day) we removed the dish from its container and wrapped it in aluminum foil outside the plastic wrap, and then wrote the name of the dish and the name of the container we froze it in. When we reheat/cook the dish we know what container to use for best-fit.
All-in-all the batch cooking was a success, and I expect the pre-made dishes will be appreciated by future me.