Meals To Pre Make And Freeze Before Baby Comes

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ashley - June 10

I was looking for some ideas of some meals I can pre-make and freeze for when baby comes. I always do the same-old same-old meals... Lasagna, enchalatas and stuffed manacotti, any other suggestions?

 

babyluv - June 10

Hi Ashley, I am going to do the same thing this time around. Dh isn't so great in the kitchen and carryout gets old. I am going to make baked spaghetti, chili, ham and potatoes augratin, chicken noodle ca__serole , baked chicken with stuffing and some other things. I bought some foil baking dishes with lids from Walmart that can be tossed afterwards just to cut back on the dishes. I search the web for potluck recipes and I am using some of my own recipes too. Now, I just need to find the energy to get to cooking...lol.

 

Cabbie - June 10

I did the lasagna, manicotti, chicken tetrazinni, bar-b-que chicken (shredded, for sandwiches), meatloaf, red beans and rice, goulash, chicken and noodles, and potato ca__serole.

 

ashley - June 10

some good ideas... I've come up with: Meat loaf, chilli, frozen pizzas, cabbage rolls and soups(potatoe, hamburger and split pea).. I have the baking dishes with lids too, and I bought some heavy duty tin foil and plastic wrap from costco. I just need more variety of stuff to make. I'd like to do chicken and dumblings, but not sure I know how.

 

Erynn21 - June 10

If you want to do chicken and dumplings, or a chicken potpie type thing I use cream of chicken soup as the base w/some milk. I take chicken b___sts cut them up and cook them, then I take a variety of frozen veggies mix that in w/ the chicken, dump the soup and milk in and add a little garlic powder and pepper. I them top this mixture w/ biscuts either homemade or from a baking mix, and you have potpie. I have done the same thing w/dropping the biscuts by the spoonful and into the mix and you have chicken and dumplings. Sorry this is so long. Lentil soup freezes well, I also have made pre-made taco filling. Tamale pie is a nice one too.

 

Rebekah B - June 10

You can freeze about anything. I watched an episode on Food Network today that showed you a couple of different ways to use leftover chicken. I will see if I can pull it up and come right back. Basically, cook 10 b___sts, save 6. 2 of them were used for quesadillas with prepackaged roasted peppers, artichokes, mushrooms, and cheese. Fold, grill, serve with tomato soup (add salsa, sour cream, and chips) to keep the mexi theme. Great idea to start freezing though. I am going to start my list. We just don't have a big freezer!

 

Rebekah B - June 10

Okay, go to foodnetwork.com. There are tons of great recipes. If you see something you like on one of the shows, you can go to the site for the recipe. The above recipe is on the link called "Quick fix meals with Robin Miller". Cooking spray 2 cooked chicken b___st halves 8 (6 to 8-inch) flour tortillas 1/2 cup chopped red onions 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms 1/2 cup sliced roasted red peppers (from water-packed jar) 1/2 cup sliced artichokes (from water-packed can or jar) 1/4 cup shredded Monterey jack or pepper jack cheese, for each quesadilla Coat a large skillet or griddle with cooking spray. Set pan over medium heat to preheat. Using a fork, pull chicken meat from bone in shreds. Arrange tortillas on a flat surface. Top 1 side of each tortilla with an equal amount of chicken, mushrooms, red peppers, and artichokes. Top vegetables with shredded cheese. Fold over tortillas, making a half moon. Place quesadillas in (or on) prepared pan and cook 3 minutes per side, until golden brown and cheese melts.

 

Mingill - June 10

Stews always freeze really well, and a roast beef should also freeze well, you could pre-slice it. I always make dumplings with my stew, I use the Good Housekeeping recipe. I'm not sure how they'd freeze though, but you could try. If you want I can post or e-mail the dumpling recipe.

 

ashley - June 10

mingill that would be awesome. Post the recipe if you dont mind I would love to have it. Thanks gals for all the good ideas too. Rebekah, that recipe sounds good and thanks for the tips... Erynn21 thanks to you too.

 

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