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AnnaRO's picture
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Post delivery meals!

Who's coming over to cook dinner for us for about a month after Kole is born?:D

I think I'm going have to have some pre-preped/frozen/quick meals ready to go this time. Last time DH was able to take off 6 weeks from work and did all the cooking for about a month, but since is just about to (hopefully) start a new job he won't have enough time invested to take off much time at all. I'm sure that I can get my mom to help a week and maybe get MIL to come a week, though MIL has been having health issues and needs to take care of FIL (76) so I'm not too sure about her. ANYWAY, I'll have to be prepared to have quick/easy stuff ready and on hand. The only thing I can think to do this with is Lasagna! I'm going to need more than that!

momW's picture
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oooo, me, me, pick me!!! I want to come visit the little man after he arrives Smile

Okay, there's tons of meals you can do ahead of time. As soon as I can get my brain to function again, I will reply with more helpful information. I'm sort of distracted right now but I'll get back with ya.

Also, something else to consider. When you have your baby naturally (;)) it will be much easier on you and you'll be back in the swing of things faster than you think.

ange84's picture
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casseroles are good

alwayssmile's picture
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Soups! Just undercook those noodles if you do any soups with pasta.
Chili
Mini Meatloaves - http://mrsseamonster.blogspot.com/2011/03/make-mre-me.html
Pizzas (make your own and freeze them before baking - cheaper and usually way healthier!)
Quiche - http://mrsseamonster.blogspot.com/2010/01/quiche.html
Chicken Pot Pie
Precook taco meat, so there's little you have to do
Chicken enchiladas (here's a sour cream recipe that I've frozen well before - http://mrsseamonster.blogspot.com/2010/09/sour-cream-enchiladas.html)

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Oh yeah, like what Jackie thought of. I started freezing 1/2 our dinners (made bigger portions) a couple of weeks before Odin came and it was such a lifesaver. We had:

Chili
Soups
Fresh Pasta Sauce (boiled noodles later)
Enchiladas
Lasagna
Homemade Muffins, Breads, and waffles
All the Stir Fry and Fajita stuff pre-cut and frozen, just cook and warm up tortillas.
Tons of smoothie stuff on hand as well.

This time I'll try to add some personal chicken pot pies as we have been having those weekly and expand my pasta sauces beyond just tomato based. I wonder if that baked oatmeal would freeze well? Also maybe some egg/veggie/potato breakfast sandwiches or burittos than can be rewarmed after frozen. I've gotta start doubling our dinners in a few weeks here.

alwayssmile's picture
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Oooo that's right Joy! I also did lots of muffins and pancakes in the freezer!
I also made cookie dough and froze it so we could just pull out a cookie or two to bake. Not healthy, but remember it was right before the holidays. Wink

jolly11sd's picture
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Ohhh, I've gotta do cookie dough! DH will be forever grateful for that suggestion Wink

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good call on the cookie dough! do muffins freeze well?

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Not sure if your church can put something together for you.. I would ask and maybe people can bring you dinners for a week or so.

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"momW" wrote:

good call on the cookie dough! do muffins freeze well?

VERY. Every time I make muffins I make a lot and freeze most of them. Normally we just take one out of the freezer and put it in the microwave for 15-30 seconds and it tastes fresh.