I am not good at this...I planned on doing chili and lasagna. What is everyone else doing????
I plan to this time! I never have gotten around to it in the past pregnancies. I'm not a great cook, but hope to make a bunch of simple dishes to freeze! My plan is to do all my cooking this Saturday, as DH and the kids will be out of town.
I plan to make:
Chicken soup (my mom has a recipe that freezes really well! A childhood favourite!)
Mini quiche tarts
Potato and ham casserole
DH has recently decided to be a vegetarian for a year to cut down on his cholesterol, so I will probably be the only one eating most of this food, but I will be so glad for some yummy, warm, homecooked meals this chilly winter.
I have been doing this, but in moments of laziness I have been breaking into my stash!!!
I've got chili, pasta sauce, 12 quarts or so of chicken stock, 6 lbs of frozen pulled pork, 2 lbs of pulled/shredded chicken, a pot roast (uncooked), a large chicken (uncooked), hot dogs, and a few other things stashed in the freezer. DH made 6 quarts of sauce last night, so I'll be freezing a bunch of that too. I hope to make out on getting lots of leftovers from family for Thanksgiving too--hopefully people will take pity on me just coming home from the hospital on Thanksgiving and let me have lots of leftovers.
I'm not going to cook but I ambuying large ziploc freezer bags and putting in all the ingredients for the crockpot and freezing.
I'm doing beer beef, beef stew, chicken and mushrooms, chicken soup and a pork roast.
Since I got rid of my deep freeze this is all that will fit in the freezer!
I've never done any freezing of foods before... even that sounds like too much work for me right now lol! I'm sure I won't have a problem cooking after baby comes, and DH actually helps a lot with that. And worst comes to worst, there's always Taco Bell!
I freeze meals all the time. I usually make a double load, and freeze half for those nights when I forget, or I know I will be busy. You can freeze almost anything, it's great!
I do not do the OMAC (once a month cooking), but if you google it, you can get some great freezer recipies. (Or just google freezer recipies!)
I have started and I too have dug into them. I plan to do some more and in the end I want to have
cookies - need to have baked goods for company hopefully I won't eat them all
I nominate Melanie for the Nov' 11 gracious award! I'm definitely not planning on offering homemade baked goods to any postpartum visitors, lol!
I really want to do freezer meals, but I haven't started and I have no energy at the moment. Since I'm gluten-free, I was going to do ziploc bags of stew and stir-fry (just throw into the crockpot or wok), shepherd's pie and enchiladas.
But lets get real...my go-to dinner these days is this:
can you say lazy?
I invited all my friends to see the baby on October thirtieth. The invite said bring your own donuts and muffins and coffee lol!
I hope you added "and extra for Mommy!"