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Preparing frozen dinners for a client.


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Preparing frozen dinners for a client.

operagirl | Jun 10, 2008 11:47 AM

Hi everyone! I really hope there're some creative chowhounders out there that can help me out with this inquiry.

I recently took on a housekeeping and cooking job for a disabled man in my community. The housekeeping is minimal, and I'm a very capable cook and baker, so it's right up my alley. I'm excited to be providing such a valuable service for a nice man who's finally grown tired of a constant parade of Mexican and Chinese takeout and frozen TV dinners.

However . . . there are some caveats.

- dinners must be freezable, in single portions
- his tastes run 1950s American - think Thanksgiving dinners and the like
- he has false teeth, so any vegetables must be diced fine and cooked thoroughly
- he also wants frozen savory breakfast items, along the lines of egg mcmuffins, hot pockets . . . does anyone know about the logistics of freezing and reheating something with cooked, scrambled eggs?
- he can only reheat things using the microwave

Any suggestions along the lines of what foods will work well, how to package freezable meals, general helpful guidelines . . . I'd really appreciate it!

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