[Sca-cooks] Good to freeze and reheat period foods?
Stefan li Rous
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Sat Aug 22 22:19:06 PDT 2009
Shoshana Simcha bat Reuven commented:
<<< There are many great period recipes you can make and freeze and then
just reheat. There is no need to make yourself crazy with the food.
For several years this was what my wife an I did for Gulf Wars. Since
there were only the two of us, and both of us were often involved in
classes or things like security and privy patrol, we didn't want to
spend a large amount of time fixing and cleaning up for our evening
meals. Our solution was for her to cook a number of soups and stews
ahead of time, freeze them and then thaw them out and warm them up
over the propane stove. For lunch she often made hand meat-pies.
Because she was more comfortable with non-period foods that was often
what we ate. Lately, we've been part of a very nice, although non-
period, meal plan. Being able of have a group of friends to share our
meals with has made up for the change to non-period foods.
However, I would like to create a Florilegium file of suggested period
foods that others faced with this situation might be able to start
from. I know most period stews will work for this, and I have a file
for these already:
stews-bruets-msg (82K) 7/22/06 Period stews and bruets. Recipes.
But I'd be interested in hearing of other suggestions for foods that
can be fixed and frozen at home and then thawed out and cooked at an
event. If a recipe can be readily found in the Florilegium or
elsewhere, I don't think I need it again, just the name and any
comments on the dish or things to modify to made it fit this criteria.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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