Hello! I'm fairly new to the forums and haven't ventured outside of the pregnancy forums very much yet - but I was pointed in this direction for help with postpartum meal planning :)
I'm due in the beginning of July with my 3rd child (my other two are older - 12 and 7) and I'd like to start the planning process now (with the actual preparing beginning in April or so).
I can (have both a hwb and a pressure canner), plan on buying a dehydrator in the spring and have a huge stand up freezer.
I'm looking to start putting together a list of meals and meal ingredients (and snacks etc . . .) to have on hand for the first 6-8 weeks postpartum.
Because it'll be summer, food will be fresh and easy to prepare and most nights it shouldn't be too hard to throw something on the grill with minimal preparation and attention.
But I would still like some stuff stocked up so when I get a few minutes I can concentrate on preserving this summers food for next year too!
I'm looking at stocking up on a few dinners (preferably not casseroles and soups since it'll be summer) dinner ingredients (like precooked beef and chicken to add to fajitas and stirfrys and pizzas), snacks, breads, breakfasts etc . . .
Can anyone help point me in the direction of some similar threads or blogs or cookbooks, or post any ideas for freezer/pantry/canning for some go to summertime postpartum eating?!
Thanks so much!