Thursday, January 19, 2012
I don't want to spend my son's limited awake time slaving over the stove, and I really can't because he usually fusses for at least a little attention. I don't mind eating at 8 PM after Mason falls asleep, but starting the whole cooking process at 8 is just too late for this early-to-bed girl. (I did that once last week. We ate at 9:30 PM.) We rarely order food for delivery or get take-out, and now, with the extra expenses of a baby and his daycare, is not the time to start.
My solution, at least for now, is to invest in a deep freezer to keep in our basement. I am ecstatic about my new appliance! It's the smallest one on the market--only five cubic feet--but it supposedly will hold 175 pounds of food. With breast milk taking over my regular freezer, I need some extra space anyway, for both the milk and food.
My plan is to make and stockpile some freezer meals that I can pop in the oven before putting Mason to bed. Although I'm sure these types of meals may get old, even taking this approach a couple times a week will save me precious time.
What are your favorite meals to make and freeze? I have a few ideas, but would love to hear more.