Thursday, January 13, 2011

Freezer Meals

On the days that I'm not having contractions/confined to bed, I've been working on freezer meals and getting things made ahead of time for when Baby M makes her appearance sometime in March. I've been trying out new recipes, but I'm looking for more. Now that I seem to be done with the hyperemesis, I'm starting to actually cook (much to Mark's delight!).

So far, I've made and froze lasagna, taco soup, taco meat, and shredded chicken taco meat. It's a good start, but I need more ideas. I'm going to make meatballs (just thought of that one) and BBQ beef/pork for sandwiches, but that's about all I have left on my list.

I don't want to do anything too complicated since I'm still having contractions (although the antibiotic I'm on for an infection seems to really be helping in that area). I am also working around Michelle's food allergies (eggs, sesame, and tree nuts). I've been hitting different cooking blogs/recipe sites, but I don't want to waste time and money on something that I don't know if it will turn out.

If you have any easy freezer/crock pot recipes to share, I'd LOVE to have them!


Melodie said...

ok, i cook a little healthier than i did 2 years ago. but here is a post that i did 2 years ago. some are healthy and some not so much. but either way, they were all successful freezer meals. i hope this link is helpful.
i can't wait to see baby M and learn what you are naming her!

Katie said...

Thanks for your comment, I agree. So happy for you and your family and new baby to be. Let the fun begin (:

Sarah Kuhner said...

The chicken pot pie recipe on Pioneer Woman is amazing. I add extra veggies and I can make 3 pot pies out of one recipe. You can easily freeze it as a whole pie or just the filling ready to defrost and put into a shell.

Megan @ SimplyThrifty said...

I've got LOTS of great recipes for you. Go to my food blog and look up the chicken enchiladas. SO yummy! (I like to just layer corn tortillas with the sauce and freeze but you can use flour and just keep the sauce separate until cooking time). The chicken rice casserole is really good and very simple. Freeze the topping in a ziplock bag until ready to cook. Pork posole is a yummy crock-pot meal. Parmesan corn chowder...super cheap and easy and freezes well. The whole wheat chicken pot pie is wonderful! Hope this helps. There's lots more great recipes...those are just some off the top of my head.

Pam said...

Rebekah, I answered your oven temp question on my cooking blog, but I'll answer here too. For the cranberry chicken the oven temp was 350.