We’re looking at less than 2 weeks to go before we meet the 4th addition to the family… the longest 2 weeks of the pregnancy of course. 😉 I have 3 (technically 5) Dr. appointments this week, but am planning a run to Sam’s club somewhere in there so that I can make a bunch of meals for the freezer. I plan to do a little each day so that I don’t overtax myself, and so I’ll have easy meals to prepare after the baby arrives.
Here’s a list of the things I plan to make…
I plan on mixing all the ingredients together and freezing in a freezer bag. Then I will cook them in the crock pot when the time comes.
This one I will toss everything but the onion together in a freezer bag. On the day of cooking I’ll just slice the onion and toss everything in the crock pot.
Thursday – Ground Beef and Ground Turkey
I’m going to make the mixture for these and freeze it in a bag. Then when I thaw it I’ll section it into muffin cups and bake.
I like to make these as simple as possible. Mix everything together, spread in a 13″ x 9″ pan and bake at 400 degrees about 30 minutes. Then I cut them into squares, let them cool and freeze. When it comes time for spaghetti and meatballs, I plop the sauce into my crock pot about 4 hours on low. I then add the meatballs and simmer another 4 hours.
I might make one of these for the freezer and one for dinner Thursday night. For the freezer, I’ll mix the meatloaf and freeze in one bag. Then I’ll put the remaining sauce in a snack size or sandwich bag to freeze with it.
Friday – Pork Tenderloin (cut into 1/2″ slices)
Peachy Pork Chops
I’ll freeze the pork cutlets in one bag along with the rest of the ingredients in another bag.
Pretty much the same with this one… I’ll place the pork in one bag, and the sauce in another. I’m not going to worry about the butter, oil, and onion until it comes time to make these.
I may have some extra pork leftover, or I may double up these recipes.
Sounds simple enough, right? 😉 We’ll see how it goes.
If you have any simple recipes that you’d like to recommend, I’d love to hear them. 😀
PS – After I posted this I remember that I’m also going to buy the 3 pound package of Kilebasa from Sam’s. I’ll slice up each pound and freeze to make our simple favorite Pierogi Skillet.