A reader asked the other day about what types of foods are good for freezing in single servings. She’s got a hungry teenage boy to fill up. (I can relate to that!)
Short of keeping the kitchen open all the time, with a cook waiting on hand, filling the freezer with single serving foods is the best way to keep those boys filled up. And it works for others in the family too, who need to eat at off hours.
If you’re trying to feed boys, there are a few things to keep in mind:
1. Include protein. They like foods that will stick with them.
2. Make it easy. Hand-held is good.
3. Keep a list on the freezer so they know what’s in there and where to find it. Or is it just my boys who forget what I’ve told them?
Here’s a list of recipes that will keep all kinds of hungry people happy:
My boys love when I have these Mini Deep Dish Pizzas stashed away in the freezer.
Grill a large batch of hamburgers and freeze them. These are easy to heat in the microwave.
Meatballs and sauce can be frozen in small quantities (4-6 meatballs and sauce per bag). This makes it easy to make meatball subs. Just toast a bun, warm the meat and sauce and add cheese. Even though this one is a bit more prep work, the reward is worth it. At least, that’s incentive enough for my boys.
You’ll likely want to add some kind of cooked meat to this recipe, if you’re feeding hungry boys. You can add any type of cooked, shredded meat, like pork, chicken or beef. Or use cooked ground beef, turkey or pork. Italian sausage would also be good.