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Sep 19, 2003 09:33 AM

Need ideas for meals to freeze. I'm about to give birth and want a full freezer.

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I've made tomato sauce for pasta, vegetable curry, lamb chops, paella.

I know this is a broad question, but I'd love to hear peoples favorite cook-in-advance meals.


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  1. How big is your freezer?

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    1. re: ld
      trudie cardella

      Not that big.

    2. Stuffed cabbage freezes really well.

      1. Lasagne freezes wonderfully. So does the cooked/seasoned meat for tacos (either chicken or beef) then all you have to do is defrost and roll into a soft shell with toppings you want. Roasts are easy to do, if you want to stock up on chicken, pork, etc. (Although if your freezer isn't that large, you'll have to decide what takes the space...) Whoever is helping you out (hopefully!) can throw it into a pan with potatoes and vegetables.
        There was a similar post about this pretty recently - maybe someone can remember what it was titled?

        1. I'm certainly no expert on the subject, but a good friend recently had twins & was instructed not to eat anything w/ tomatoes while she was nursing b/c the acidity was very upsetting to the babies. Granted, there are clearly generations of Italians & others who would disagree, but you might want to check . . .

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          1. re: elissa

            Nah, you can basically eat/drink anything when you are nursing. Somethings may bother the baby, but you'll find out soon enough if that is the case. Chocolate, things that make you gassy like cabbage or beans. But whatever the situation its on an individual baby basis.

            1. re: elissa

              Well, my babies thrived on tomatoes, and I'm not even Italian. They also developed quite a taste for garlic. Neither of them would eat jarred baby food, but loved pureed boeuf a la mode. But has anyone suggested meatloaf? It can be frozen cooked or uncooked and after a meal or two (make a big one)one can have lovely meatloaf sandwiches.
              And best wishes for you and your baby. Do try to get lots of rest - it is wonderful that you are planning ahead.

            2. Chili, meatballs in gravy, chicken-noodle casserole, lentil stew, sausages.