I think even if I couldn't eat some of the food just knowing everyone else in the family is taken care of would be ok too.
I've been freezing any leftovers. I made a huge pot of chicken soup and froze it in the 1 qt bags.
We eat a lot of beans - super easy for either just pinto beans and cheese -- I cook them long enough that they are very similar to refried beans and just plain yummy. The kids love them in a bowl with shredded cheese on top or they are great as a side or refried a bit for tostadas. Fry up some corn tortillas add some toppings - quick and easy meal even Daddy can handle just flat frying corn tortillas or make burritos with flour tortillas.
Hamburger cooked with diced potatoes - kids love this in burritos or just with ketchup and having it just ready to heat up is so easy. I need to make way more of this, but it's not that hard to make real quick if I need to.
Mom and I froze up a bunch of green chile. I only bought mild to medium so I everyone in my house can handle eating it no problem. Makes a nice addition to soups and adds great nutrition to simple meals. We only did that now because it's the season for it.
I still want to make banana zucchini chocolate bread - a ton of it if I can, but want to coordinate it with a big baking time so I only heat up the house once. I make it with chocolate chips and the kids think they are eating like the most decadent dessert ever which is great because it's fully of fruit/veggies/nuts and just a teeny bit of chocolate chips lol.
I don't know about everyone else, but we have a lot to feed around here so I'm not just doing freezer stuff. I've also stocked up on the large cans/containers of food like peaches, hominy, roast beef, chicken, tuna, tomato sauce, noodles, pasta sauce, whole tomatoes, animal crackers, bread, etc. I'm stocked on fresh veggies, fruits, and staples like noodles, rice, potatoes too.
I've been writing down what my kids like to eat so whoever is around knows that whatever is on the list the kids will actually eat. Thankfully at least my mom will be be around to help for the first few weeks on and off
: Anyone else feeding large families?