So this blog is more than dusty… it is quite forgotten. I am not at all good at keeping up a blog but I wanted to share some meals that I recently prepared and froze for after the biggest baby of ours is going to be born. Today I am 33 and 2 days along carrying another little Schaefer boy and that is two days longer than I have ever carried a baby before! My mom is in town for an undetermined amount of time and I am feeling good and so I have been able to store up a number of meals for our freezer. We are church planting in Massachusetts and the two other pastors’ wives are also each expecting a baby just weeks after mine and so we won’t have the same sort of meals provided us as we did when we were back at our old churches. I hope to get some meals made for my dear pregnant friends (or at least pull out some of my little stash) while I am still cooking a baby on the inside and have my mom here to help.
Here are the recipes I used. I haven’t actually tried many of these but just made them and froze them and am hoping we’ll be so thankful to already have them that if they taste a little funny it won’t matter. :-)
I checked out two books from the library Don’t Panic–Dinner is in the Freezer and Don’t Panic–More Dinner is in the Freezer. The authors are Susie Martinez, Vanda Howell, and Bonnie Garcia. From the first book I made Sassy Sloppy Joes (I browned the beef and “simmered” the mix in the oven instead of on the stove), Manicotti, and their Very Best Meatloaf. From the second book I made the Telluride Black Bean Tortilla Bake (super excited to eat this one) and the Baked Penne with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cheese. There were more recipes out of these books that I would have liked to make but we ran of space.
The other recipes came from various places online. Let’s see…
White Chicken and Spinach Lasagna from MelsKitchenCafe.com one of my FAVORITE blogs.
Chicken Spaghetti from The Pioneer Woman… basically you can’t go wrong there.
Three of the recipes I made are from this set of Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes that sixsistersstuff.com put together I used their Maple Dijon Glazed Chicken, Chicken Cacciatore, and Cilantro Lime Chicken with Corn and Black Beans (but I didn’t want to freezer and then cook cilantro in the crock pot so I’ll add that later and I accidentally put twice as much corn in each bag!).
Slow Cooker Chicken Curry is a super tasty recipe that we just had tonight and I can’t wait until we have it again.
So there are the recipes I used. Maybe they will be a help to you!