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15/05/2013 at 17:51
I'm 30 weeks pregnant and someone mentioned passing time before the baby comes by cooking up some meals and then freezing them ready for those first few days/weeks after the baby arrives.
Did you do this? If so, was it useful and can you inspire me as to what you prepared?
15/05/2013 at 17:56
Yes, it was a god send and I will def do next time too! Made chilli, spag bol, chicken curry, lasagne, beef stew and cake! Put them all in the freezer and we lived off them for the first 6 weeks or so, makes life so much easier to only have to cook up some rice or pasta etc rather than masje a whole meal from scratch. I also stocked up in soups, part baked rolls, and anything that is easy to eat one handed! Oh and if you have the freezer space also put a couple leaves of bread and extra milk in there, there's no such think as 'just popping ton the shop' with a newborn lol.
15/05/2013 at 18:06
Exactly what EB said. It was a god send. If you have the time now, do it!!!
15/05/2013 at 18:13
Yes we did, although in reality in the very early days we just lived on sandwiches. Meant it didn't matter if she started crying as they weren't going to go cold and could eat one handed whilst holding her.
This time i will definitely be doing batch cooking as need to make sure Zoe is fed, as well as stockpiling lots of quick easy foods. Will be doing :-
thai chicken curry
15/05/2013 at 18:27
Yes I did. Chilli, spag Bol sauce, cottage pie etc. I'm so glad we did.
15/05/2013 at 18:31
We didn't. My H was always around at evening meal times, so he'd cook/help with cooking.
15/05/2013 at 18:42
Cool, I think can manage all that. Do you defrost first then cook or bung straight in the oven and cook from frozen?
Great idea on the milk and bread!
15/05/2013 at 21:01
Yep as above it was great help. Made quiches, chilli, pasta sauce, and had lots of frozen garlic bread, frozen veg, milk bread and pasta in
15/05/2013 at 21:31
No we didn't, but reading this I sort of wish I had. We didnt really eat properly for weeks, although my mum made us a roast one night which was amazing! I lost my appetite though, being so busy. Toast is so quick and easy!
15/05/2013 at 21:46
Baby hasn't come yet but we have too. I didn't want to spend hours slaving away doing it, but for a few weeks have been making doubles or triples of certain things when making them for tea anyway so it's been no trouble. As well as chilli, bolognaise and curry, I've tried to do complete meals so we literally don't need to do anything but bung in the oven.
Chicken and chorizo stews
chicken, potato and broccoli bakes
We've also bought some frozen veg, pizzas, chips, sausage rolls and some jars of ready made pasta sauce so we can have other quick, hassle free meals. Oh and cake, we've bought lots of little cakes and chocolate bars. Had to be done!
Lastly, I'm going to tell visitors to please bring us food so I reckon we'll be good for a few weeks!
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