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Make Ahead Frozen Meals for Hysterectomy Recovery

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Preparing food for hysterectomy recoveryCan I make meals ahead of time and freeze them to use during my recovery?

Making and freezing meals before your hysterectomy is an excellent way to plan for recovery. This can minimize the work needed to provide hot meals for you and your family, making it easier for you and those who will be helping during your recovery.

There are a wide range of recipes which can be easily frozen, and others that only need minor changes. While some of the best choices for freezing may be casserole type dishes, with a little effort you can freeze a wide variety of already prepared foods. You can even begin by doubling favorite family recipes when cooking before your surgery, then freeze the extra for your recovery.

You might want to get started with this recipe:


Serves: 4-6

3 cups Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced*
21 ounces (2 cans) Cream of Mushroom soup or Cream of Chicken soup
1 cup Shredded cheddar cheese
8 - 12 ounces Narrow noodles
8 ounces Chicken broth
Optional: 1.5 cups Frozen mixed vegetables

Assembly Directions:
Mix soup, broth, veggies (optional) and chicken in large bowl. Gently toss in cooked noodles. If cooking right away, place in casserole dish and top with grated cheddar. Bake at 325 degrees about 45 minutes or until bubbly.

Freezing and Cooking Directions:

To freeze in an 8 inch square tinfoil pan, assemble as directed above, cover top of casserole with waxed paper, and wrap entire pan tightly with tinfoil. Or dump everything but shredded cheddar into a resealable plastic bag. Store the cheddar in a smaller bag attached to the large bag. Label and freeze.

To serve:

Thaw completely. Remove foil and waxed paper or dump from plastic bag into casserole dish and top with cheddar. Bake at 325 degrees for about 45 minutes or until bubbly.Make ahead frozen meals as you prepare for hysterectomy

* 3-4 good-sized boneless, skinless breasts = approx. 3 cups diced cooked chicken

Other yummy recipe choices include
Basic Freezer Lasagna
Tasty Breakfast Burritos
Sante Fe Chicken
Savory Beef

For more recipe ideas, visit the Sisteritaville: Hyster Sisters Cookbook and check out the Freezer Dishes - Make ahead sub-forum.

Freezing meals is an excellent way to ]feed your family during recovery[/u]. Enjoy!

This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

01-10-2014 - 01:29 PM


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