Monday, March 1, 2010


I did A LOT of cooking this past weekend...but don't have anything to really show for it and can't even recommend any recipes since we haven't tasted anything yet! I was busy making recipes to put away in the freezer for either the last couple weeks of pregnancy when I might not feel like hitting the grocery store or making meals and/or for some easy meals once our daughter arrives!

All in all, I made 7 different entrees. This was my first time experimenting with bulk cooking but I think I could really get into it. If you're interested, is hosting a freezer cooking day today so you can read more about her process and what she's whipping up as I type! I'm amazed she got all her groceries for around $61 for 25 total bill was about twice that for 14 meals (which will really end up being 28 meals for just the 2 of us)!

So here's what you can look forward to hearing about in the coming weeks (assuming that a) the recipes turn out well and survive the freezer and b) that I actually do any blogging in the next couple of weeks!)

Mexican Veggie Casserole
Firecracker Enchiladas
Oriental Beef & Noodles
Chicken Taco Soup
Ham & Asparagus Bake (in case she comes her due date around Easter...gotta have ham!)
Zippy Turkey Bake
Baked Ziti

I have a teeny tiny freezer and was able to fit all of these in 8x8 foil pans and ziploc bags and still have tons of space leftover. I have a couple more things I hope to get a chance to make before delivery day but I'm really happy that I've at least set aside these items!


Valerie and Krzysztof said...

One of the many great things about being married to a brewer is the plethora of freezers we have around. We have 3 fridge/freezer combos, 2 chest freezers, and a mini fridge. Crazy, huh? Unfortunately there are only 2 freezers that are able to accommodate food (and only 1 fridge!), but I love that extra space for freezer cooking! I almost always double recipes that are especially time consuming or that get cooked in a crock pot and then freeze half for an easy meal later on.

Abby said...

Girl, that is impressive! I didn't cook at ALL while I was pregnant (and my blog suffered.) Thank goodness my parents came to the rescue after C. was born!

Can't wait to hear how it all tastes!