Easy meals for freeze for after baby

Johanna - posted on 12/18/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Hello ladies. I am having my second baby in about a month and a half (my oldest just turned two) so I want to make a week or so worth of meals to freeze to make things easier while I'm healing. Any recipe ideas that would be fairly easy to make and freeze?? We're typically not a fan of spicy. Thanks!

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Katrina - posted on 12/18/2011

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I find that Bolognaise Sauce is a really good one. You can make it by the bucket load, freeze into individual portions or ones large enough for the whole family. You can also freeze it with pasta for a ready-to-go meal or without. If you freeze it without pasta, then you can just throw some in a pot and it's ready in 10/15 minutes. You can also just put it on toast, or with mashed potatoes or baked potatoes...it is very versatile.

You can also hide veges in it :P

Darci - posted on 12/21/2011

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We love spaghetti at our house and I make a really yuumy sauce thats easy and freezes well too. you need a crock pot (slow cooker) dump in two cans of tomato soup,two cans of tomato sauce, fully cooked ground beef or meat balls if you prefer, about 1-2 table spoons of dried oregano, 1-2 tablespoons of dried basil, and 1 table spoon of garlic powder and one to two bay leafs. I never measure the spices I just pour them in till it smells good or looks about right to me so you can adjust how you like. Then you can also add chopped up fresh tomatoes or no tomatoes. We like it with the tomatoes. You could also do one can tomato paste instead of tomato sauce, so you will end up doing one can tomato paste one can tomato sauce or no tomato sauce at all and do two cans tomato paste. The past makes it thicker but gives a little different taste. I really dont like the tomato paste we prefer using the tomato sauce. So when you have all that in your crock pot set it to low and have it cook for about 5 hours and if you are home occasionally stir it if you can. I usually put it in the crock pot around 11ish and by 5 dinner time its ready to eat. This is so yummy and is the only spaghetti sauce my 2 year old will eat! My mom just kinda made it up and i grew up on it and now my kids will. Love it. It freezes easily too. All you will have to do is make so noodles for it.

Sarah - posted on 12/21/2011

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Mini meatloaves! BEST thing I had in my freezer when Isaac was born. Just make your favorite meatloaf recipe and bake it in muffin tins. Freezes great! And you can pull them out one at a time or the whole batch! A mini meatloaf, a microwave baked potato and "something green" (a sald, green beans or brocolli) and you've got a quick easy meal that's hearty enough to satisfy even new nursing mom hunger!

Amy - posted on 12/19/2011

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Dinner: Baked mac & cheese w/chicken, my family loves it...cook the noodles to almost done layer noodles, cheese, chicken, noodles, cheese. mix an egg for every cup of dry noodles with some milk, pour it over the top then add enough milk to almost cover. Bake @350 for 30-45 min. Freezes well & most kids love it, all you need is a quick veggie :). For breakfast: waffles or french toast. Both can easily freeze & can be made way cheaper than buying eggo waffles :) Good Luck

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 12/18/2011

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Try stew. I make that a lot now and you can hide veggies and chop up sirloin instead of buying pre chopped beef.

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Amanda - posted on 12/18/2011

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Curry, you can make it a mild or spicy as you like.
Soup, casseroles, stews, bolonaise.
Make some sausage rolls, or pasties or individual pies.
You could make some chicken skewers. Get some diced chicken, put a marinade over it and skewer the chicken onto kebab sticks, serve with cous cous, salad or veggies. You could do the same with lamd or beef.
Meatballs are a big favourite in our house too

Sharon - posted on 12/18/2011

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my favs to freeze are lasagne, Spaghetti Bol, shepherds pie, savoury mince, rissoles, casserole.
I just use a basic bolognaise sauce & add fresh herbs.
Shepherds pie I add mixed frozen vegies, and whatever sauce I have on hand. Mash potatoes, grated cheese on top.
Savoury mince is much the same, just with more vegies. Same as the rissoles (not sure if you have them there, we are in Australia).
Casserole...Ummm...I through everything into the slow cooker (any sort of meat, lots of veg, fresh herbs, stock & water to cover everything).

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