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post #21 of 36
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The oatmeal and the brewer's yeast are both good for milk supply.  But you could also just have oatmeal for breakfast and a pint of guiness for lunch, that would work too. winky.gif 

The second option sounds delicious... :) 

post #22 of 36
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The oatmeal and the brewer's yeast are both good for milk supply.  But you could also just have oatmeal for breakfast and a pint of guiness for lunch, that would work too. winky.gif 

So... maybe all the oatmeal and granola I eat are why my body seems to be ready to lactate right now? smile.gif  I'm thinking oatmeal for breakfast, guinness for lunch, and lactation cookies for afternoon tea, sounds like a pretty good post-baby day... Heehee.

post #23 of 36
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So... maybe all the oatmeal and granola I eat are why my body seems to be ready to lactate right now? smile.gif  I'm thinking oatmeal for breakfast, guinness for lunch, and lactation cookies for afternoon tea, sounds like a pretty good post-baby day... Heehee.

You'll be leaking all over the place! ROTFLMAO.gif

post #24 of 36
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You'll be leaking all over the place! ROTFLMAO.gif

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post #25 of 36
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Originally Posted by SamSarah View Post

I love this post - thank you

- Spagetti Sauce
- Mac and Cheese - made where half the bulk is whole wheat pasta and the second half is steamed mixed root vegetables - a perfect winter comfort food.
- Soups in large canning jars
- cashew cream lasagna

I'm noticing a trend of too much pasta in the freezer.  I'm excited by the enchilada idea I read  - will go that root. 

Thanks!
I need the cashew cream lasagna recipe! Cashew cream sauces are my favorite! Please share?
post #26 of 36
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Originally Posted by eternalw View Post


I need the cashew cream lasagna recipe! Cashew cream sauces are my favorite! Please share?

 

Certainly Eternalw:

- I do it without a recipe - it works fine with almost any approach.

 

2-3 cups cashews soaked in water for a few hours (or all day).

Take the cashews out of the water reserving the water (I use a slotted spoon.

Puree the cashews in a food processor, adding salt, about 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice and the option of some nutritional yeast.

Add back the liquid until consistency you want (I like it smooth and pretty runny because I use oven ready pasta, my husband likes it chunky - both are good).

Optional: add a head of parsley, a bunch of basil or garlic (or anything else green) to the cashew cream.

 

Basically, this takes the place of ricotta in the lasagna.  It is rich and full of protein, and a little break from the cheese.

 

For the whole lasagna I layer: tomato sauce of your choice, oven ready pasta, cashew cream, oven ready pasta, then lots more tomato sauce.  Sometimes I put cheese on top. 

 

I've served this to lots of guests and it always gets good reviews.

 

Let me know if you have any questions.

post #27 of 36
yummmm smile.gif
post #28 of 36

With my last baby I stocked the freezer with chop suey and then boiled the pasta when we ate it. Some others were, lasagna, chili, turkey or chicken soup, buscuits, enchelladas(sp?) taco noodle casserole, beef stew, meatballs and sauce, oh and sausage minestrone soup. I really need to get started soon but I have not felt like it yet...I am waiting for my nesting to kick in. I hope it does soon or my kids will be living off sandwiches lol.

post #29 of 36

We have a 1/4 of beef in our freezer plus some pork, lamb, chicken and a turkey so there is a not a lot of room. I've been trying to make up a few things but want to make more.

 

What I have in the freezer now:

 

Morning Glory Muffins

Paleo Morning Glory Muffins (made with Almond flour instead of wheat)

Museli Muffins

Breakfast Burritos- egg, potato, sour cream, bacon & cheese.. another batch: egg, potato, sour cream, turkey sausage, leftover ground beef cooked up & cheese

Tamales-Pork & Beef, Green chile corn

Lots of chicken bone broth

 

What I'd like to get done:

 

Freezer:

Beef Bone Broth

Pre-cooked chicken for soups

More Burritos & Muffins

Lentil Soup

Dh really wants Lasagna & casserole dishes might ask friends for this

I made some stuffed peppers recently and they were a hit so I'd like to cook up the meat mixture and then all we have to do is defrost and stuff the peppers and bake easy and good

That cashew cream lasagna sounds great might have to try that one out

Meatballs

 

Pantry:

Granola lots of granola I really should have that made up now it would make mornings so much easier

post #30 of 36

Well I've got a whole chicken frozen and two pot pies already in there from earlier this week, then I added a large lasagna yesterday. Oh and like 6 quarts of chicken stock and a beef bone for broth.

 

My DH teaches at a technical school where there is a culinary arts class and he is able to buy food really cheaply on Fridays. Today he's bringing home a few orders each of meatballs, beef stew, chili, and a quiche. They are huge portions (one order feeds the whole family) and costs $4 each. If some of you live near a tech school, look into buying some of their food! It is tasty and a good deal. 

post #31 of 36

Nice, writermama!

 

Sara79, is there a particular tamale recipe you use? I've always wanted to try making tamales. The ones I can get in the store are always so bland.

post #32 of 36
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You guys are knocking my socks off with your freezer feeding action! I'm planning to make a big batch of granola with DD this afternoon, but I've done nothing for my freezer.

 

Cabbitdancer -- I will butt into your tamale question just to say that we make them a lot using the vegan recipe from one of the Millennium Restaurant cookbooks. BUT, if you eat animal products, you'll probably have more satisfying results with a recipe that contains lard. (Now that I've said this, I'm interested to see whether Sara79's tamale batter recipe contains lard.......)

 

I've always really loved the tamales sold in the freezer section of Trader Joe's - I'll probably take the lazy route and just stock up son some of them in the next few weeks...

post #33 of 36
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Sara79, is there a particular tamale recipe you use? I've always wanted to try making tamales. The ones I can get in the store are always so bland.

 

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Cabbitdancer -- I will butt into your tamale question just to say that we make them a lot using the vegan recipe from one of the Millennium Restaurant cookbooks. BUT, if you eat animal products, you'll probably have more satisfying results with a recipe that contains lard. (Now that I've said this, I'm interested to see whether Sara79's tamale batter recipe contains lard.......)

 

 

Yes my recipe contains lard Sheepish.gif  I have made them with butter but the last few times we have used lard and the taste is really good. I will have to look for my notes and see what I did this year for the tamales...might take a few days I might have misplaced that paper..ooops. I did something different than we usually do and I cooked up a pork roast and beef roast and shredded both meats up together. We prefer beef tamales but the pork helped stretch and we were making alot. I think the key is making a good red chile sauce up to mix into your meat and season your masa well with chile powder, salt, cumin, garlic.

post #34 of 36

Oh, man, that sounds so good!

post #35 of 36
Thread Starter 

My favorite thing to make with tamales is a manchamanteles sauce (I think that translates as "tablecloth stainer" sauce?). I've never tried freezing the sauce but I think I'm going to try that this time. The recipe I use comes from the Millenium cookbook I mentioned above, but I found this very similar recipe online that will give you the idea. Lots of fruit (mango and pineapple) and chiles - yum...

 

http://www.daisymartinez.com/recipes/Machamateles1110.htm

post #36 of 36

Lightforest, That sounds amazing!! 

 

I have just added two mexican casseroles and a honey-carrot cake to my freezer. Starting to feel really prepared in the food department. 

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