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Please help with (specific) ideas for frozen dinners?


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Please help with (specific) ideas for frozen dinners?

nothingswrong | | Aug 8, 2014 06:01 PM

**ETA: I guess what I'm really looking for are relatively healthy, well-balanced meals like a TV dinner, but homemade. Something with meat, starch, and veg all included that can be heated in the microwave only**

I'm trying to stock the freezer. Today I came into a surplus of BLSL chicken breasts and several beautiful pieces of filet mignon.

I've been freezing meat and thawing overnight to cook fresh for dinner, but the bf's job has changed slightly and he is working off hours for the foreseeable future. One day he'll be home at 3 PM and the next his boss needs him til 10 PM. So it is difficult to gauge when he'll be home for a fresh cooked meal.

He looks for things that can be pulled from the fridge or freezer and reheated in the microwave in a few minutes. So I need recipes that are already fully cooked and can be reheated without the oven.

I already stock the freezer with homemade meatballs and sauce, and a few different types of burritos which he loves (they are all meat free incidentally).

I'm kind of stumped, especially regarding the filets.

He's a meat and potatoes kind of guy. Nothing gets him happier than a steak and baked tater with all the fixings. At the same time, he also likes to eat light(er) and the most excited I've seen him over a dinner recently was a quinoa/veggie/pesto dish I whipped up.

No food allergies/aversions except for a dislike of shellfish and spicy foods wreck his stomach (so no chili or curries).

Any ideas? THANKS!