Help me generate ideas for delicious meals that are designed to be frozen. Specifics inside.
My grandfather had a stroke nine years ago. Since then, my g-ma has been his fulltime caretaker: a selfless job she does without complaint. For the past nine years, my great aunt (grandpa's sister) has filled the freezer with sumptuous meals on a monthly basis. This meant that all g-ma needed to do was boil, bake or reheat the professionally frozen dishes (great aunt was a chef). My great aunt passed away a week ago which means that not only is everyone missing her terribly, but now g-pa has no more ready-made meals.
This is where I come in. I know that I cannot recreate what my great aunt did, but I would love to help my g-ma in some way. I've read everything I could find on MF about freezing meals (this thread here
was particularly helpful), but still feel lost. I'm just not sure where to start.
-I am a mediocre cook whose experience with freezing food extends only to ice cubes.
-G-pa likes things like soups, meat-based dishes and wraps (can these be frozen?). He is not huge fan of vegetables, but will eat them if they are in things. He has no dietary restrictions.
-Tupperware looks like my best bet for storage. Does the food go bad if the container is not filled to the top?
Any tips/advice/strategies are appreciated!