Food Friday: Gearing Up For Baby

10 Aug

Bit Bit will be here soon. Or I can only hope.

To help us transition to being a family of four, I set out to prepare some freezer meals to have stocked up and ready to use when we get home from the hospital. Thanks to both my mom and my mother-in-law, I accomplished every meal idea on my list. I’m quite proud of myself and knowing that I have all these meals in my freezer, means I can focus on other things. Like cleaning.

Or not.

Here’s what I’ve got ready and waiting:

  • 6 sausage and egg english muffin sandwiches (think Sausage Egg McMuffins)
  • 3 loaves of banana bread
  • 2 packages of browned hamburger to use for casseroles or other meals
  • 2 packages of spaghetti sauce (two different kinds)
  • 2 packages of taco meat
  • 1 ┬ápackage chicken quesadilla meat
  • 2 chicken enchilada dinners
  • 2 manicotti dinners
  • 2 chicken spaghetti dinners
  • 1 homemade macaroni and cheese dinner (because we ate the other one already!)
  • 2 chicken casserole dinners

Since it’s Food Friday, I’m including a recipe for the macaroni and cheese. It’s the Pioneer Woman’s recipe and my little family lurves it! You do get quite the arm workout with all the stirring, but who couldn’t use an arm workout every now and then? And please, PLEASE, do not leave out the ground mustard. It honestly makes this dish! Comfort food at it’s best, peeps.

Of course, these meals aren’t going to last long, but it helps knowing that I’ve got a few easy dinners ready to go. Actually, knowing that I have these dinners bring such peace of mind, that I’m thinking about continuing this in the future. Maybe just make a stash once a month to have meals ready when I don’t feel like cooking dinner…

Or maybe I should adjust to being a mom of two before I commit to any crazy ideas! :)

2 Responses to “Food Friday: Gearing Up For Baby”

  1. Terri August 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    You are amazing! I can’t believe you did all that. I had help when making my meals (thanks to my amazing twin sister!). Speaking of meals…do you have a meal train set up? I would love to set one up for you if you’d like :)

    • Afton August 15, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

      We don’t have anything set up. We’d love all the help we could get! Thanks!

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