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Q and A: Freezing with Muffin tins.


Question:

I bought your book about 2 months ago. Our afternoons have completely changed because I am not stressed about dinner or ignoring kids while trying to prepare the meal. Thank you for all the great ideas and recipes. I like your metal muffin tin idea on your blog, but I am wondering if it is difficult to get the pureed food out of the metal tin. What is the best way to get the food out of the tin? Thank you,
MeagenAnswer:

I’m so glad the book is working for you Meagen. Thank you for your email, you made my day. The pureed food is easy to get out of the tin if you set it on the counter for 10 minutes at room temperature. As soon as the food defrosts just a little, you can pop the frozen puree right out and place it in a large zip top bag and back in the freezer. I do lot of banana squash puree and then add cinnamon and brown sugar and powdered oatmeal for my baby. I also often make a veggie noodle and beef or chicken soup.(Using veggie noodles called Wacky Mac) It’s pretty simple. 5 C water, 2 C chicken stock or broth, 1 pkg curly noodles, 1 C diced veggies, 1 pkg country gravy mix, 1 lb shredded chicken or beef (precooked and frozen). Cook in a large pot and boil for 10 minutes. This is great to freeze in a muffin tin for baby. So healthy and easy to heat up and serve.

Best of luck and keep in touch if you have any more questions.

-Jenny Stanger


6 Comments

  1. I love using my muffin tin to freeze things, I actually line the pan with plastic wrap and when they freeze you can just pull them out and the plastic wrap comes right off.

    Thanks for you blog I love your ideas!

  2. Good idea! Thanks for sharing. Your trick will save me time.

  3. Jenny!! I finally got a freezer from My in laws when we moved. So today with a friend from down here we made your spaghetti sauce, chicken manicotti and lasagna. I am SO excited to eat them. The sauce looked delicious. I may have to buy your cookbook–I was looking at the other things you have in there and they look wonderful. I should have bought it back in provo before we left, oh well.

  4. Do you give classes?

  5. last week our group held a similar talk about this topic and you point out something we have not covered yet, appreciate that.

    – Kris

    1. Thank you Kris.

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