Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Getting ready for baby... cooking edition- Part 2

*Updated* Welcome URS Readers! This post and the one below it feature recipes I made this summer in preparation for my second baby! Be sure to check out Part One for a bunch more recipes! And check out URS for even more great ideas!

*Original Post* The other day I shared Part 1 of my freezer cooking extravaganza, which was mostly baked goods. This past weekend I got a TON of cooking done to stock the freezer with meals. I think I have enough for about a month of eating after Charlie gets here! All I'll have to do is pull something out in the morning and make a veggie as a side in the evening.

So here's what's waiting in our freezer for Charlie's arrival:

Chicken Enchiladas

Stuffed Shells with Pumpkin- Except I made manicotti, not shells, and used sweet potatoes instead of pumpkin

Chicken Parmesan

Pizza Pockets/ Calzones- I made two batches, one with meats for Mike, and one with tons of veggies for me and Jack

Tomato Sauce (from our tomato plants!)

Stuffed Red Bell Peppers - I added sausage. Yummy!

Taco Soup

The following recipes I made from the Homemade Gourmet website. Where it calls for a Homemade Gourmet seasoning, I make up my own since I've never bought Homemade Gourmet products.

Italian Pear Pork

Garlic Basil Pork

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Asian Pork and Chicken (I made both- Mikey loves Asian food!)

And then there are the dishes I made for which I have no recipe... I just make it up!

Crockpot Lasagna (I freeze lasagna in a foil lined dish that fits inside my crock. When the lasagna freezes, I take it out of the dish, still in the foil, and pop it in a freezer bag. Then I just stick it in the crockpot, frozen, whatever morning we'll be eating it for dinner and it fits perfectly!)

Squash Casserole

Potato Soup


Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Chicken Broth (from veggie scraps, and bones from the chicken I cooked)

That said, I think I'm done! That is, unless I find an amazing recipe that I can't help but try out!


Anjanette said...

*jaw dropped* I can't get over you!

amosclarkson said...

Ditto-WOW! I think we'll have to stop on by to try some of your goodies out after Charlie is born, too! ;)

Cara said...

You made SO MUCH stuff! I am super impressed! All in one weekend? I remember spending an entire day prepping stuff for the freezer when I was six months pregnant with my son. I had my mom helping, and I only got about 5 different recipes done. Thanks for sharing all the recipes!

Ann Marie said...

This is a great list! Thanks for sharing them! -- love those sidebar button pictures!