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One of my best friends just had a baby yesterday. They are going home from the hospital tomorrow and unfortunately her husband (FI’s best friend) has to go back to work on Monday. I decided to make a few meals this weekend to freeze for them to eat next week since I’m sure cooking is going to be the last thing either of them want to do. Any suggestions for good meals that can be made and frozen?
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Soups or chili
Bierox/bierocks (tip: adding shredded swiss cheese makes it stick together better)
Post # 4
lasagna and chicken soup are personal faves!
Post # 5
Try this recipe for white cheese chicken lasgana. I’d consider myself a beginning cook, and this turned out so good and it was really easy too.
Post # 6
This is a great recipe a friend told me about. It’s called Special Delivery Chicken. Here’s the recipe!
Post # 7
Enchiladas and tamale pie were huge hits with us. We got too much lasagne in additon to the lasagne we made!
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This is the best baked pasta! and it makes a lot so I always make it in two small pans and freeze half.
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Baked Ziti, lasagne, and/or basically any kind of casserole. All very filling, all freeze well, and all make great easy leftovers too.
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Just be careful if she’s breastfeeding! Certain veggies will make it a not so nice night for the baby with gas!
Roast beef freezes well too!
Post # 13
I agree with the casserole/baked pasta route. Enchiladas, baked ziti, chiken and whatever, stews (withOUT potatoes since they do not reheat nicely) would all be super easy.
Post # 14
We often freeze lasagna, sheperd’s pie, rice bowls, stuffed chiken breasts, and chicken devine.
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I’m probably going to sound like a total moron here but that’s only because I’ve never made a meal to freeze. Do I fully cook it and then freeze or just prepare it and freeze for them to fully cook when their ready to eat it?
Those are some great suggestions. They LOVE mexican so I’m definitely going to go with the chicken enchiladas. I love the idea of the special delivery chicken too. I plan to make 3-4 different meals so I’ll run some of these suggestions by Fiance and see what he thinks.
@2PeasinaPod: Out of curiousity, what kind of veggies should I stay away from? I know nothing about babies/breast feeding.
Post # 16
Cook’s Illustrated Magazine did an entire special issue on make-ahead-and-freeze meals. I have a copy and many of the recipes sound wonderful. I am going to make some of these for after our birth. You can order a copy of the issue here: http://www.cooksillustrated.com/bookstore/detail.asp?PID=459