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 Post subject: Re: The baby is almost here! pre-made meal Ideas?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:05 am 
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I don't think so! I'd love to have gotten started already if I weren't homeless. Just make sure it's all well-wrapped (I like glass + glad press & seal wrap personally).


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 Post subject: Re: The baby is almost here! pre-made meal Ideas?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:54 am 
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I would say not too early because I am now 37 weeks and really am not feeling up to doing much "extra" cooking to feed the freezer at this point. I REALLY wish I had started earlier!


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 Post subject: Re: The baby is almost here! pre-made meal Ideas?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:25 pm 
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That's a great time! You're (hopefully) not too exhausted yet, like if you were trying to do it all at 38 weeks. Plus I think it's good to recognize that you could give birth a few weeks early and to prepare. I did all my cooking about 5 weeks ahead when my parents were in town to help.


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 Post subject: Re: The baby is almost here! pre-made meal Ideas?
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 4:23 pm 
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Came home from running an errand to find my husband eating muffins from my stash. Hands off my one-handed nursing snacks, mister!

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 Post subject: Re: The baby is almost here! pre-made meal Ideas?
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 7:44 pm 
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Bad husband!


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 Post subject: Re: The baby is almost here! pre-made meal Ideas?
PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 12:24 am 
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Oh wow, I hope he plans to bake you more muffins!!


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 Post subject: Re: The baby is almost here! pre-made meal Ideas?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:04 pm 
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So, baby girl is due in 3-ish weeks and I've started to prep some meals for the freezer. Here's my brainstorm list (I know I won't get to all of them, obviously, but thought it would be good to list here for anyone else in the same boat.)

+Breakfast Burritos (Made these already: Filled with noochy-tofu scramble, spinach, mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, salsa, and some cheddar Daiya)
+Rice and Bean Burritos
+Veggie Burgers (also getting some buns to freeze too)
+Pizza Dough (Have two frozen already, also getting some Daiya Mozz to freeze)
+Big batch of homemade tomato sauce, sectioned into smaller zip-lock bags
+Pierogies (Going to make these for dinner soon, and just make extra. Probably a potato/tempeh mixture)
+Ravioli (with Tofu-Cashew ricotta filling)
+Mini Tofu Muffin Omelets (from Isa Does it. Maybe get some english muffins to freeze too, for making breakfast sandwiches.)
+Seitan/Bean Steamed Sausages
+Pan of Lasagna (probably closer to due date)
+Oatmeal/Lactation Cookies
+Some sort of high protein, filling muffins
+Homemade waffles
+Granola Bars (the ones from Oh She Glows)
+Cooked Beans (I use dried normally)

Pantry items to stock up on:
Pasta/Canned tomatoes
Lara Bars
Soup
Nuts/trail Mix
Oatmeal
Peanut butter
Shelf stable Soy Milk

I'm making sure to clearly label everything with what it is and the date, so it doesn't get lost in the depths of the freezer. Probably going to put a list of things I froze right on the outside of the fridge too, to remind myself and partner. Any other suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: The baby is almost here! pre-made meal Ideas?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:16 pm 
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The best thing I made was the spanikopita from VwaV. I made both triangles and a casserole, which I sliced into large rectangles. It's perfect because it has grains, nuts, beans, and vegetables all together.

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 Post subject: Re: The baby is almost here! pre-made meal Ideas?
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Your list looks solid, My Zoetrope. One thing I did last time was to prep and freeze some slow cooker recipes (obviously only applicable if you have a slow cooker). You have to remember to thaw them, but then it's just dump it and forget it.

I also liked having frozen vegetables on hand. Not having to clean/peel/chop was a big plus while cooking when exhausted and/or holding a newborn.


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 Post subject: Re: The baby is almost here! pre-made meal Ideas?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:07 am 
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Excellent, thanks ladies!

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 Post subject: Re: The baby is almost here! pre-made meal Ideas?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:04 pm 
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I'm pressure cooking like a crazy lady today, thankful it's winter this time around so soups, stews, curries and chilli are going to be our staple menu after baby comes [and before!]
What I really need to do is cook a butt-tonne of seitan to freeze, because that's the one thing I can never be bothered making and my husband uses it in his sandwiches for lunch every day...


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