I have 3 weeks left to go before baby #3 arrives! I was planning on making at least 10 meals to get my family by and no cooking for me when arrive home from the hospital. However, I find that it is a bit hard to find meals to freeze as we eat a lot of chicken, fish and vegetables at home! Vegetables are easy to prep and you can always buy frozen! I hate freezing fish. It always comes out watery for some reason! I ended up just make 6 meals and 2 dozen muffins!!
- Stuffed shells with spinach
- Chicken Soup
- Bean and Cheese burritos
- Pepperoni Pizza
- Cheese and Vegetable quesadillas
- Banana Bread Muffins
- Pumpkin Muffins
To save time and money I made a large pot of chili and chicken soup as I normally do. What is left over is frozen! It is enough for another 4 large servings. The pizza and quesadillas were easy as I always have cheese, pasta sauce and naan/tortillas at home. Use any vegetables or left over meats to make pizzas or quesadillas. I had a can of pureed pumpkin and decided to make muffins. My bananas were going bad so I made banana muffins! The stuffed shells and lasagna I planned out. I suggest using what you have at home first before purchasing extra food! This way you save money!
There are many recipes out there but not many that I eat weekly, which is why my list of frozen meals was small. However, this will help me out the first week at least. I may end up doing take out a few days and will definitely use my crockpot!
Make sure to let the muffins cool before freezing and let the air out of the ziplock bag. For the lasagna and stuffed shells, wrap in plastic wrap and then cover in foil. On the foil with a sharpie write down how long to bake. Make sure everything is dated!
I used my recipes for these and some are Pinterest inspired!
Freezer meals are great for back to school as well for those busy nights, new baby and just because you may have left overs!
This blog is pretty short but straight forward!
I hope I have given you some ideas!