This is the first time I've ever stocked a freezer before a birth (or ever!) Now that I'm planning this out, I'm wondering why the heck it's taken me years to realize I should always double my recipes and freeze for nights/mornings when I'm exhausted. So far I've put up 40 pumpkin muffins. I'm making about the same amount of blueberry muffins today. Then I'm making lots and lots of casseroles, muffins, waffles, cookie dough and soups. I'm going to pick one thing for each day these next two weeks and double (maybe even triple and use the 3rd for dinner for that particular night) each recipe.
ABOUT Enchiladas---I've never frozen tortillas before. Do they hold up well in the freezer and come out good once they are out of the oven?? Same thing with Chicken and dumplings. I don't know how to freeze that dish---anyone know?
Here's my list:
MAKING FOR FREEZER:
Turkey Chili- on the mild side so it doesn't bother baby too much
Creamy Chicken Soup
Vegetable Lasagna- kale, broccoli and shredded zucchini
Chicken Enchiladas (see above ?)
Mac & Cheese with broccoli
Breakfast muffins: eggs, cheese & sausage
Chicken and Dumplings ( see above ?)
Cookie Dough--Oatmeal ChocoChip and Lactation Cookies
Muffins--banana and maybe cornbread ones (to go with the chili)
BUYING for freezer:
Applegate Chix nuggets- I love these!
Local Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken breakfast sausage
Sprouted english muffins
Bread- a few loaves for when we run out of it and need it ASAP to make kids' lunches and such
Frozen fruit for smoothies
Applegate Turkey burgers