It’s me again. So, is it just me or does it seem like EVERYONE is having a baby right now? I was chatting with a friend about this yesterday—so many baby photos are popping up on Facebook that it’s not even funny. I hope you don’t misunderstand what I am trying to say though! Babies are amazing….and totally cute. I love babies.
Now, I’m not a mom, or expecting a baby any time soon, but I would assume new moms enjoy freezer friendly meals. Assume.
Let’s be honest though, who doesn’t enjoy freezer friendly meals? The only little creature in my house is my cat and I still enjoy the convenience of defrosting something deliciously homemade when I’m short on time. You, too? Okay cool.
1. Meatballs! Meatballs are great. I actually defrosted some of these turkey meatballs two nights ago and it was such a perfect little meal when I really didn’t feel like cooking one more thing. I like to freeze individual tupperwares of four cooked meatballs with marinara sauce, and then it’s easy to defrost the perfect amount for one!
2. Chicken n’ Biscuits. The ultimate comfort food and perfect for every occasion. Plus, one time a reader emailed me to let me know that she made this recipe for her boyfriend and then ten minutes later, he proposed to her. As a result, she told me I should rename this recipe “Chicken n’ Biscuits to catch a husband”.
To make this recipe freezer friendly, simply assemble the whole thing (stick the biscuits on top and everything!), then cover tightly with tin foil and freeze uncooked. When you want to bake it, pop it in the oven at 400 for about an hour, or until biscuits are golden and puffy and chicken is bubbling.
3. Since we’re already talking chicken, might I add this chicken pot pie to the list? It’s major yum. To make it freezer friendly, assemble with pastry crust on top and then freeze it unbaked. When you’re ready to eat it, bake at 400 for about an hour (same as above!).
4. Vegan stuffed shells. Delicious. Stuffed shells, to me, are the perfect “hi, you just had a baby so let me bring you over dinner!” dish. They freeze well, taste great and everyone loves them. These are made with tofu instead of ricotta cheese but I bet you’d never be able to guess….(if my boyfriend can’t tell the difference, neither will you). Freeze these unbaked and then bake at 400 for 45 minutes until done.
5. Portobello and Summer Squash Lasagna! The perf thing for a vegetarian new mom…or anyone, for that matter! Lasagna is such a classic freezer friendly meal…you can’t go wrong!
‘Cause what better way to say I love you than a homemade meal?Pin It