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September 10, 2008

i’m still here!

mobile i made

I’m around…but I’m nesting! Here’s a little snippet from the bebe room. This goes over his crib šŸ˜‰
Contemplating all the meals I should make ahead & freeze. Got any ideas?

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  • Patricia Scarpin

    Tracy, I have an article from a magazine about dishes to be made and frozen – I’d
    gladly scan and send it to you!

  • Erin

    I always like to make meatballs and freeze them raw in tomato sauce, homemade or from a jar. Once everything has thawed, pour it into a crockpot and cook on low for about 7 hours to cook the meatballs. All you have to do is boil pasta and you have dinner on the table in about 20 minutes, faster if you use fresh pasta.

  • Tracy

    patricia- contact@shutterbean.com! thank you!

    thanks for the tip Erin- I have some sauce in the freezer right now!

  • Jessica

    Oh man, I got ideas. I cook almost exclusively Everyday Food recipes, so you should have no have no problem digging up most of these. They’re probably posted on my cooking blog too…

    Vegetable Enchiladas
    Rosemary Meatballs
    Bolognese Sauce
    Eggplant Bolognese Sauce
    Spinach & Feta Turnovers
    Tuna Noodle Casserole
    Southwestern Turkey Burgers
    Wheat Pancakes
    Red and Black Bean Pie

  • Jessica

    My screen went funny. Sorry about the weird grammar, ha.

  • Tree

    Soups freeze nicely (tortilla soup, lentil soup, black bean soup…just some ideas) You can freeze a loaf of (pre-sliced) crusty bread to go with your soup.
    And most importantly, don’t forget to freeze yourself some dessert.

  • Cess

    lasagne freezes well, cooked tomato sauce, baked ziti,
    grilled chicken cookie dough yummy

  • Leah

    How far along are you? I’m 31 weeks and all I care to do lately is stay at home preparing for my baby girl. I just finished putting together her mobile today and when I turned the music box and watched the little bunnies go around I became extremely emotional. The anticipation is immeasurable and I still have 9 weeks to go!

    I too have been thinking about what meals to make and freeze. There are a few ideas here http://www.babycenter.com/0_frozen-assets-10-easy-recipes-to-freeze_1461090.bc.

  • Colleen

    Anything you can eat with one hand. And that doesn’t drip warm juices or melty cheese onto a your new very bossy (but cute) roommate. My daughter REFUSED to be put down from Week 6 to Week 12 and it was very challenging. I hadn’t prepared for that so ended up with lots of oddball room temperature one-handed foods (cold pizza, banana dipped into peanut butter, cheese, lukewarm tea…you get the idea…). Add that to the No One Ever Told Me About This list. Actually, it would be very interesting if you keep that list from day one and then post it. There will be all kinds of stuff on it. Including you didn’t know you could be so proud of yourself! : )

  • ELK

    anything comfort food …I make my mom’s macaroni and cheese and it is easily heated
    up/not messy (see above post SO TRUE!!)

    muffins!!! can be popped in micro and smeared with Peanut butter…for those meals
    at strange times…

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