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Ajax
08-17-2011, 04:51 AM
This is the part that always worried me. How much do you put into the tupperware. Doesn't it expand when it freezes?

For smaller containers, leave an inch of space at the top. For bigger ones, go for two inches to be safe.

Tesla
08-17-2011, 01:04 PM
This is the part that always worried me. How much do you put into the tupperware. Doesn't it expand when it freezes?

Use freezer bags. You can lay them flat and conserve space in your freezer.

danceronice
08-17-2011, 03:22 PM
I do prefer chicken parts to the whole chicken, especially since I'm cooking for one. So, if I see a good sale, I stock up and freeze.


Four boneless skinless breasts from the deli counter can last me three days (or more, if I make them into chicken salad!)

With any pieces, I save the bones and when I have enough, I make stock. Which then goes into soup or some other preparation.

Christina
08-18-2011, 04:12 PM
What exactly is quinona? My mother lives with me now, and she's been a vegetarian since I was a toddler. I am about done with making spaghetti, perogies, potatoes and steamed veggies.

I'm perfectly willing to cook other grains and such, I just don't know what or how. Any thoughts? The crock pot is my very best friend when it comes to making beans, and I'd like to use it for other things for her as well.

KikiSashaFan
08-18-2011, 06:50 PM
Quinoa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinoa). It has a very slight nutty taste, but it's mild enough to just pick up whatever flavors you surround it with. It's great for vegetarians because it's really high in protein. I have a cookbook I got off amazon called Quinoa 365 and it has some really amazing recipes from salads to pancakes to desserts to pasta etc.

Artemis@BC
08-19-2011, 12:14 AM
... I have a cookbook I got off amazon called Quinoa 365 ...

Someone was raving about that book at another board, so I put my name in the library queue for it. I already use quinoa a lot but am always open to more suggestions. Their web site has a few sneak peaks -- I really like the sound of the Quinoa Cornbread (http://www.quinoa365.com/recipe5.html), that's one I plan on trying soon.

And Canadian Living had a quinoa feature (http://www.canadianliving.com/food/menus_and_collections/creative_quinoa_recipes__salads_mains_sides_and_ho memade_baby_food.php?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wellness_15Aug2011) recently too. I've tried the Quinoa Cakes with Lemon Yogurt Sauce -- aside from the fact that the batter was way too runny to "form into cakes," and I ended up cooking them like pancakes instead ... they were very yummy.