As we’re getting closer to D-day we’re starting to make up some foods to put in the freezer for post-birth. We had some of this done with Rebecca and it was nice to once in a while not have to worry about making dinner. We’ve kept it up a little bit in the last few years, just because it’s an easy and cheap way to have a dinner for later on done and over with. No extra hassle making a double versus single batch of something!
I’m starting to compile a list of what we can make. As I make each thing we’re marking it well with what it is, the date it was made and any instructions (ie- “re-heat & add cooked noodles”, “needs to bake for X minutes at X degrees”, or simply “re-heat”). We’re then going to put the list of what’s already in our freezer on the refrigerator so that we don’t have to dig through it forever to figure out what we have. The beginnings of our lists are as follows.
Sausage spinach pasta
Enchiladas (I also have a bag of just the cooked chicken/filling for the enchiladas frozen)
Macaroni and cheese
Chicken Pot Pie
hot dog/hamburger buns
edit to add: cookies! As one reader reminded me, you can freeze cookie dough balls! (Incidentally, they're quite tasty frozen. Proof to this: I made a batch of cookies last week and froze the whole thing. Brian has already eaten all of them straight from the fridge)
We’re continually adding to this list and I welcome any and all suggestions!