Out of all the things I need to do to get ready for this baby, this one ranks pretty high on the list.
Stockpiling our freezer with homemade foods, prepared by me, in our kitchen, for our family to have on hand after the baby’s arrival. This is important to me for a couple of reasons. One, I want things to be as easy for me and my husband as possible for those first weeks after the baby is born. One of us can simply pull a meal out of the freezer, pop in the oven, and then serve with our favorite salad and rolls. It doesn’t get much easier than that! And the other reason is that in having these meals prepared, it keeps us from eating out, which is not only healthier for our bodies, but for our budget, too.
I like to try and make about 14 meals ahead of time, knowing that we will not eat one of them every single day. So it really works out to last us three weeks or so.
My Freezer Cooking List
- chicken spaghetti (2)
- vegetable beef stew (2)
- baked ziti (2)
- baked macaroni and cheese (2)
- chicken pot pie (2)
- homemade pizzas (4)
- dinner rolls (6 pans)
- Amish white bread (2 loaves)
- waffles (double batch)
- pancakes (double batch)
- granola energy balls (one batch for fridge, one batch for freezer)
- banana muffins (double batch)
- blueberry muffins (double batch)
- chocolate chip cookies
Wish me luck on getting the chocolate chip cookies into the freezer…