Mar 5, 2010

Freezer Meals!

When I was pregnant with Lily I got a great suggestion to stock my deep freeze with dinners before her due date so I wouldn't have to rely on ward members or friends to feed us. I ended up doing about 24 dinners (most of which fed Mike and me for 2 dinners and leftover lunches) but in the process I ended up also freezing most of my bakeware :) This time around I've done a little more preparing and am lining all of my bakeware with tinfoil (for dishes that are cooked or partially cooked before freezing) or using gallon sized ziplock bags (for soups or pasta sauces that don't need to be baked before hand). I thought about buying the disposable baking pans, but can you say *expensive*? At least, compared to tinfoil and baggies. This time I'm also going to make more lunch and breakfast items (I forgot with Lily I'd need 3 meals a day, not just dinner LOL). Just like last time, I'm planning on just doubling recipes (i.e. on a night when I make Meatballs I'll just make twice as many and freeze the extras) instead of doing a big "Freezer Cooking Day".

Here's a list of what I have made (usually 3 batches of each) and plan on making for this baby's arrival:

Make-Ahead Butterhorn Rolls
Pop-Tarts
Pizza Pockets
Chicken Pockets
Brown Bag Burritos
Chimichangas
Beef Enchilada Casserole
Inside-out Lasagna
Meatballs
Quiche in a Bag
Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Chicken Tamale Casserole
Chicken Pot Pie
Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
Teriyaki Chicken
Curried Chicken
Easy Cheesy Chicken
Mini Meatloaves

4 comments:

  1. Not only have you shared some great recipes, but now I have some new websites I'll have to check out!

    Does this mean you won't be doing a "freezer cooking day" with us?

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  2. Woo-hoo! I can't wait to try some of these myself. Thanks Jess! :-)

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  3. My goodness, woman! I love you! As my thesis defense date gets closer it seems as though I might as well be having a baby! lol! I'm going to try the chimis too, I'll let you know how mine turn out.

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