I'm going to try to make/freeze as many meals as possible, strictly so I don't have to think too much about dinner and a baby little enough to have her age counted in weeks. Clearly I'd rather just think about the baby.
This week I made a huge pot of sauce and 3 batches of meatballs. We had meatballs and pasta on Tuesday night and I was able to freeze 2 dinners worth for post-delivery. Other than that, I haven't really done much freezer cooking.
I'm thinking about making these enchiladas and a batch or two of baked ziti. I came across this recipe collection and might try out a chili or noodle recipe or two. Oh, and these chicken pot pies... they look like a lot of work but I love a good chicken pot pie.
Anyone have a favorite go-to recipe that freezes nicely? Please share!
EDIT: Today I made a big batch of shredded chicken breasts and portioned it out to 3 bags of just over 1 cup of shredded chicken each. I can use shredded chicken in pretty much anything, so there's another 3 dinners! The shredded chicken is really easy to make - toss chicken breasts into a large pot, add a quartered onion and some garlic cloves, cover with water (I do about 2 inches), and simmer over medium heat for 30-40 minutes. Once the chicken is cooked through, let it cool just enough to be able to hand shred it. I had a pack of 4 thick breasts that made three 10 oz portions to freeze. I can use the chicken over chili, rice, or even season it and just throw it over pasta. Yum.
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