I got some tomatoes at a roadside stand today and froze up a few pounds of chopped tomatoes and juice... we'll probably use it before the birth, but it got me thinking about postpartum food. Maybe I'm weird but I LOVE feeding my freezer before a newborn arrives!
This time I want to make sure I'm putting away some more high-iron foods as my blood loss is always on the high end. So far the things I've thought of (not all of which I expect to get to) are --
-beef taco meat and tortillas (I've never frozen tortillas before but I hear it works...)
-collard greens or other greens
-breaded chicken for chicken parmesan
-beef stew without any potatoes
-chicken pot pie filling
-sweet potato casserole (maybe more than one, but at least one for Thanksgiving!)
-dinner rolls and/or garlic breadsticks
-shredded chicken, and chopped tomatoes (for soup)
With my ds, as soon as I knew I was in labor I started a crock pot of soup with tomatoes, chicken stock, frozen vegetables, and frozen shredded chicken. It was sooo comforting!
Also... does anyone have any ideas for how to do an easy Thanksgiving? Maybe a rotisserie chicken from the store with some of those pre-trimmed green beans steamed up, and some corn and a frozen casserole?
Edited by laurac5 - 7/24/12 at 4:22pm