I had to bump this thread!
I've always loved having freezer meals for the first couple weeks-- even the 3-4 that I got done w DS2 was such a blessing...
but this time we'll finally be moved off grid btt baby comes, so no freezer. Very limited icebox space is all we can manage w the current set up. I've been looking into dehydrated & other ready to eat meals (most of my net hits take me to survivalist forums, lol, yes, I -do- want to survive this time!). My "dehydrator" is lower tech as well-- a series of non-stick fabric in embroidery hoops, all stacked & hung from the porch, lol.
There are obvious non perishables that wee usually have on hand like lots of good pasta & canned tomatoes, but we can't live on spaghetti forever!
Does anyone have good ideas for non-freezer meals to prep? I suppose I ought to post my tentative list:
tuna/ salmon patties
bean soup/ dip
brocolli potato soup
beans & greens soup
annie's mac & cheese
creamy chx dumpl
these are all things I can make mostly from dehydrated foods w some canned & options for fresh add-ins.