When I was pregnant with Kye I made a ton of meals to freeze so when he was born we’d have plenty of yummy things to eat without having to do much! We were blessed with meals from friends and family and those blessings, combined with my pre-made meals, helped us get through about 3 months without having to worry about cooking! Isn’t that awesome?!?!
Now that I’m getting closer and closer to my due date with Blitzen I am starting to buy the ingredients for all the meals I want to freeze. I’d LOVE some help! I’m not a natural cook and require hardcore recipes in order to make anything (I have a recipe card for hard boiling eggs…I’m not kidding…). When I look for recipes to freeze, I do not know if it’s possible to freeze it unless the recipe says so. I’m sure some of you out there freeze all kinds of meals that I would even attempt freezing simply because I don’t know it’s an option. Enlighten me please!
Here are the meals I already have recipes for that say you can freeze them:
- cheddar chicken soup
- minestrone soup
- easy chicken casserole
- comforting chicken casserole
- green bean chicken casserole
- beef stroganof
I know it’s possible to freeze pastas and such but none of the recipes I have say that you can freeze them so I’m scared to make it and waste it all if I do it wrong. We love pastas so if anyone has any good recipes for freezable pasta meals that’d be awesome!
Here are some meals I plan to buy that are easy to make or come already frozen (they are all okay but the home cooked stuff is SO much better, especially when you’re a nursing mother and could eat non-stop!):
- canned green beans
- frozen tubes of creamed corn
- Pillsbury bread items
- cinnamon rolls
- muffins (the just add water type)
- sausage balls (can’t freeze but they are easy to make)
- chicken pockets (can’t freeze but are easy to make)
- pasta bags – just boil and add sauce!
- bagged frozen dinners
- pre-made boxed dinners
Do you have any recipes I could add to my list??? Or any suggestions for super quick and easy things I can make or meals I can buy that are already frozen??? Or any tips to help me out??? Maybe some ideas for side dishes? Lunch ideas? Breakfast? ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!!
I’ll post all the recipes that I use via my other blog and will give credit to each person who submitted it. Even if you just have a link to a recipe from a website that would be so helpful and will save me the time and energy from having to look myself. Especially if you’ve ever tried it and know it’s good!
I can’t wait to have a freezer full of food for our family of four!
Thanks in advance for your help!!!
P.S: I’m also in the process of gathering addresses for my upcoming baby showers, Blitzen’s birth announcements, and to update my Christmas card list! If you have changed your address in the last year or want to be added to my list (the more the merrier!) please email me at email@example.com. You can email recipes there too if you’d rather! Thanks again!
You should add my group on Facebook…."Southern Belles in the Kitchen". There are some complex recipes but it was mainly created to share easy recipes. You need to look under "Discussions". Hope that helps!!!
I love sausage balls and you CAN freeze them!
I know that lasanga freezes well. If you don't have a recipe, send me an email and I'll send you a really good one I have. Freezer meals are the BEST when you have a new little one!!!
Pizza Pasta is SO yummy! Plus this link has tons of other freezer meals. http://freezermealsforus.blogspot.com/2010/03/pizza-pasta-casserole-by-kim.html
My mom used to use a recipe book called "Once a Month Cooking". You should look into it. All the recipes in it are freezer friendly!