You might remember that one of the tasks on my "pre-baby nesting projects" list was to stock my freezer with some pre-made food for once the baby is born.
Over the past few weeks, I've been trying to chip away at this and on Saturday, my SIL, Logi, and I tackled this task big.time.
While we were in University, we usually had one big freezer cooking day at the beginning of each semester so that we would have meals to fall back on during the busy times. Now that I'm expecting a baby in September and she's going back to her job at the most chaotic time of year in September, we decided it would be great to keep up the tradition.
We had planned, wrote lists, and done our shopping previously in the week so when we woke up Saturday morning we were ready to get to work.
The kitchen got messy and our feet got tired but over the course of the day, we made 4 lasagnas, 5 pizza casseroles (recipe coming soon), a large pot of chili, 8 mini meatloaves (recipe coming), and 99 meatballs (recipe coming) to split between the two of us.
After adding this to the bits and pieces that I've done over the past few weeks, my freezer is now stocked full of meals that are mostly portioned to feed the two of us, but some are bigger in case we have company.
Here's the list:
5 beans and rice
6 lentil-rice soup
2 dozen twice baked potatoes
2 dozen breakfast burritos (well, at least there were two dozen - I know the Dude has already managed to make his way into these before work in the mornings ... maybe they won't even last until baby arrives)
18 Blueberry Zucchini Muffins
2 dozen Cheesy Zucchini Muffins
3 Pizza Casseroles
4 Mini Meatloaves
Plus a few things I've picked up on sale:
6 packages of bagels
3 packages English muffins
I'm hoping to do another few dozen muffins and some loaves of bread for toast and the Dude's sandwiches when the time gets closer but for now, I think we're all set!
What are some of your favorite freezer recipes?