Post # 1
My SIL is due to have a baby girl on March 17th and I wanted to stock her freezer with a few quick/easy meals that can either be tossed in the oven, crockpot, or just cook-up quickly and with minimal effort.
Also, her and her husband are a little picky when it comes to their food. I’m trying to avoid anything spicy and really keep to the comfort foods and things they are familiar with. I’m a very capable cook so don’t be shy with techniques 🙂
Post # 3
My aunt & uncle just dropped off a meatloaf for my cousin (their daughter) who is due NEXT WEEK! I’m not exactly a stellar cook, but would something like a casserole freeze well? I was thinking of calling and ordering a pizza and paying online or over the phone for my cousin, so I’d be sending her dinner but it would be edible since I didn’t cook it. You can do better than that though!
Also, since I’m sure you could use a laugh, the first thing I thought of when I read your topic was:
How about the top layer of this cake?
Post # 4
Here’s a great website. There’s over 50 recipes to choose from!
Making 50 Freezer Meals in one Day
Post # 5
Well as you said they are picky and like comfort foods so go with the traditional suggestions and make both entree and side type dishes
- Mac & Cheese
- baked ziti
- lasagna or stuffed shells
- stuffed peppers
- twice baked potatoes
- pork fried rice
- pot pie
- sweet and sour chicken
you could also do the prep and not cook items meant for a slow cooker so she can just defrost the bag and dump it in a crockpot, set it and forget it.
- mandarin chicken
- chicken tortilla soup
- beef stroganoff
- beef goulash
- cheesey potato soup
- chicken paprikash
Post # 6
@DaneLady: I do a pretty mean turkey loaf that they might enjoy…thanks for the idea!
That cake has always scared the crap out of me…
@MadTownGirl: This is like the holy grail of freezer meal sites…thanks!!!
Post # 7
I think what you are doing is great!! I’m sure they will appreciate it.
However, if I can just play devil’s advocate for one second… Unless they have a deep freeze, a lot of people don’t have too much freezer space. Espeically if the new mommy will pump and freeze her milk too. Sometimes gift cards to local take out places can be nice. Or taking something once or twice a week will help with the lack of space. Although I don’t know if that if feasible for you.
Just wanted to throw some other options out there. 🙂
Post # 8
@CocoLoco523: I had planned to giving them a heads up beforehand so that they don’t have a crazy jam-packed freezer with no room for anything else. Good thinking though!
Post # 9
@MrsCarnival: Oh that’s a great idea!! My freezer is the same too. 🙂
Post # 11
My fav things that freeze really well:
Rotisserie Chicken Soup (Take 2 rotisserie chickens, pull off all the meat and bag it separately. Toss the carcasses in a stockpot and cover with water and boil for 4-5 hours. Strain eveything out and bag the broth in individual servings. Reheat and add shredded chicken and noodles, or defrost and cook rice with it or congee!)
Post # 12
Ooo we’re going to do the freezer meal thing before baby’s born in June. I’m following to get some ideas. I bought Don’t Panic Dinner’s in the Freezer and love the recipes there. 🙂