Darlene Posted February 27 Share Posted February 27 I'll be leaving on Wednesday to go back to Miami for a week to help my mom and dad while daddy is recovering from a 2 month hospital stay. I don't think I've talked much about what went on from last October-January in the main forums. It was a really rough time and I confined what little I did talk about, to the Moderator's forum we have. Suffice it to say that my dad has been unable to get out of bed, much less walk, since the middle of last October due to an almost catastrophic illness he had. Insurance is a joke and while they technically have decent insurance, it's like trying to fight City Hall on getting them to do what the policy says he deserves. Consequently, one of my brothers has stepped up to the plate and spends countless hours at my parents home, doing PT and OT and daddy is slowly making progress. Anyway, I spent 2.5 months down there helping in a variety of ways when my dad was in the hospital and inpatient rehab facility. I caught covid down there on New Years day and came back home to recover on a variety of levels. It has been incredibly difficult for my mom to carry both herself and my dad, so I am going down next Wednesday to spend a week cooking up a variety of meals in excess, to vacuum seal and put in her freezer so that she will just have to pull out a home cooked meal to heat up for her and my dad. I've been putting together a list of things that I can make that freeze well (not everything freezes well) and wanted to ask if any one has any other ideas or suggestions. This list is not all encompassing and I don't know if I'll make everything, but I wanted to make sure I had enough variety and see what the time there will allow me to make. I also know there are a ton of threads on this subject but I'm pressed for time and don't feel like doing a bunch of searches. Here's the list - and if y'all have any other ideas or suggestions, please share: Salisbury steak (I don't now if mashed potatoes freeze well...I think they freeze well but do they taste as fresh as when freshly made?) Tacos - basically the meat portion Bolognese - it's easy to just boil up some fresh spaghetti Beef barbacoa - basically a taco type meal with shredded beef Beef bourguignon - a fancy beef stew Roasted pork loin with a side of sautéed cabbage w/ bacon Chicken cacciatore Chicken with small tomatoes made into a sauce for spaghettil Stuffed peppers Swedish meatballs (does sour cream freeze and heat up well?) Homemade wood fired pizza (I'm thinking cooking it and freezing it might work?) Anyway, that's the list so far. Any ideas, comments or suggestions is appreciated. 4 Quote Link to comment
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