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Food Safety: Keeping Food Fresh Ideas relating to canning all types of foods, can also cover freezing for preservation, long term storage, avoiding spoilage and other safety concerns.

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Old 06-07-2002, 07:20 PM
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Freezing home made TV dinners

We just bought an upright freezer and I'd like to begin making home made TV dinners that can be popped into the microwave. My problem is that I don't know what to store them in. We don't buy TV dinners so I can't reuse their trays. My son is one of those that can't find anything to eat unless it's all put on a plate for him. I once bought the heavy melmac divided trays that school cafeterias used years ago, but they warped in the micro. Any one else have any ideas?

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Old 06-08-2002, 02:21 PM
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Tupperware sells a divided plate that has a lid. It is freezable and microwaveable. They have a small size and a large size. They work very well. I use them all the time.
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Old 06-08-2002, 02:33 PM
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Carok, check out the Rubbermaid products, too. I bought several covered containers that have three sections inside. They would work great for tv dinners.
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Old 06-08-2002, 03:46 PM
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Pinkie Winky Home made TV dinners

You can buy divided plates at places like walmar or Kmart. They are plastic and if you buy the ones with lids you don't have to worry about that. There not expensive I think the last ones I bought came out to about $0.50 each and they have lids with them. some have 3 divisions and some have 4.

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Old 06-09-2002, 06:10 AM
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frozen tv dinners

Home-made frozen TV Dinners - that sounds like a fantastic idea! I would love to try that - it would be so handy for busy days. But I have no idea what to make. What kinds of dinners does this work with? Any suggestions or recipies would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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To make your own home made TV dinners just make enough for 2 or 3 extra people when you cook and use the leftovers to make your own TV dinners. These are great especially when you do not feel like cooking or everyone wants diffrent things.
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Old 06-09-2002, 02:44 PM
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Wow! Great ideas! Thanks everybody! I haven't been on the computer in a couple of days so just got all the responses at once. Today I've been out all day, have out of town company and a fussy baby. I wish I had those pre-made dinners already!


Hatvany, do you have a particular brand name that you use? I don't know that I've ever seen what you're talking about except for the styrofoam ones and I'm afraid they would melt and they didn't have lids.

Leigh, I want to do things like meatloaf and mashed potatoes, chicken and stuffing, fish sticks and fries, just anything that you would cook for a regular meal.

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I dont really know what name they are but they are heavy plastic and come in round or oblong containers that have 3-4 compartments in it. Rubbermaid is one that I have seen and there are other ones the are generic named but are just as good. Usually you can get 3 or 4 plates per package. We live in the boondoks so I can say what the name is. I will look again when I go the wally world or Kmart and write back then.
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Old 06-10-2002, 09:37 AM
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Great, thanks. I just came back from the commissary and found chicken breasts for 60 cents a pound! Can't wait to get started!

Blessings,

Carok
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Old 06-10-2002, 04:24 PM
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Hi

I told you I would tell you about diffrent plates to buy. Well our little grocery store here has the new Ziploc dinnerware for $4.50. You can use them as dinnerware, in the freezer, or in the michrowave. I use a lot of Ziploc containers for storage and heating in the microwave and they they work great. Will also look for the price of the other storage containers when I go to the big City.

Jackie
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