I'm undergoing surgery next month and doctors are expecting 4-6 weeks recovery time. So until then I've been scrambling to make and freeze as many dinners as I can so that my family of four can remain somewhat well fed. (My husband is a wonderful man of many talents, of which cooking is not one.) One of my favorites is a Cooking Light recipe for mac and cheese which makes a cheese sauce out of butternut squash puree. No butter, but it has skim milk and about a cup and a half of shredded cheese. Do you think I could make the sauce in advance and freeze it so that my husband would just defrost, reheat and add to macaroni to bake? Or do you think it would work better to make the whole thing in advance but not bake it and freeze from there?
While I'm at it, any other good freezeable suggestions? I've already made meatballs, chili, chicken enchiladas, and a rice and sausage casserole. Or crockpot dinners that can be assembled and frozen in advance (only caveat - we don't eat beef, but we are happy to substitute ground chicken or turkey).