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Post Partum Meal/ Freezer Food :eat

I anyone planning on making food ahead of time and/or feeding their freezer? I'm thinking of doing this and thought that maybe we could exchange some recipes. I would love to hear if you have an excellently freezable recipe. (I've only every done like burritos and lasagna...)
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I need to start wrapping my head around this! I am a big batch cooker, at least in the cooler months, making lots of soups, stews, etc. During the summer I usually only want to eat cold sandwiches, wraps, green salads and stuff like cold lentil salads, potato salads, etc....i.e. stuff that isn't exactly freezable! I am completely stumped!

A big group of my mama-friends usually do a meal train when one of us has a baby, which will probably get us through about 3 weeks...

My only go-to that I can think of is sweet potato/black bean freezer burritos! I will keep thinking/researching and add recipes here!
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I really hope to do this this time around. I have no idea what to work on though, because summer eating is so much fresher! ! I might get a produce delivery service to help out. And I will definitely need to do broth....Hmmm. I will have to come back to this.
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Also, what kind of foods would be good to have on hand for the midwife and her peeps? I was thinking soup, but if it's hot then that might not be the best.... Plus I don't want to have to do a lot of prep in early labor. Of course I could just get DH to do that.
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I am currently searching "vegetarian freezable meals" on Pinterest to try to get inspiration! I am thinking in addition to freezer burritos, I will definitely be making a veggie-ful lasagna, and enchilladas. My teenager is vegan, so I may try to be sure to have some vegan options in the freezer as well.

For the midwives, I was thinking lots of sandwich options: some cold cuts, cheese, hummus, lots of veggies, maybe some basil pesto and fresh mozzarella, also some salad greens, chips, stuff like that. Last time I had soup and fresh-made bread, but it was late Januray in the middle of the "polar vortex" of 2014.
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Last time around I done chicken pot pie, lasagna, enchiladas (both beef and creamy chicken, chilli, potato bake, and eggplant parmigiana. I ended up with 30 something meals, went a bit over board. Going to make much the same this time around, just less of them, lol. Also I used a lot of tin foil trays to freeze them in. Saved money in buying tons of glass, but also made clean up super easy, which hubby loved.
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This is something else I need to start thinking about. I found out a month ago I have multiple food allergies so while I would welcome outside help, I might not be able to actually eat it. Most of our favorite meals can be made and frozen, or assembled to be thrown in a crock pot.
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My postpartum freezer favorites were:
-Lamb stew
-Lasagna
-and I (almost) always had a batch of lactation dough ready to bake:
https://raisingfaye.wordpress.com/20...free-versions/

We had a very small freezer. This time around, I would like to add some kid-friendly meals for our toddler...but I never know what he is going to be interested in ahead of time!
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I just found this Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Pesto recipe that says it is a good freezer meal. Instead of basil pesto, I think I am going to make a kale pesto instead. I am going to try the recipe out this weekend for my household, and then freeze a second batch for my sister who is due March 4th. If it does well, I will be making a double batch for my family as my due date gets closer.
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I just found this Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Pesto recipe that says it is a good freezer meal. Instead of basil pesto, I think I am going to make a kale pesto instead. I am going to try the recipe out this weekend for my household, and then freeze a second batch for my sister who is due March 4th. If it does well, I will be making a double batch for my family as my due date gets closer.
Ooooh! Let us know how that turns out. It sounds super yummy 8)
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The gnocchi is delicious! I have not frozen my batch, it is just in the fridge and I have been reheating it in a pan with a bit of olive oil, then tossing the gnocchi with pesto. I should hear more soon from my sister about how it holds up after freezing it. She had her baby yesterday morning.
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