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Mar 2, 2007 09:05 PM

New baby dinner ideas

A friend just had her second baby. I hope to visit soon. I am well aware that one of the best things you can do for parents of a new baby, (this is their second), is to give them some good food for dinner some night. It has to be freezable as I would never presume that they should eat it that night. Also, no red sauce dishes, (lasagne, eggplant parm, etc). She makes the very best red sauce dishes I can think of, so I wouldn't want to intrude on that. What are other good, freezable meals I could make for a family of three eaters? As an aside, They do not have any food restrictions of any kind. Thanks.

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  1. A few days after I gave birth, my mom made a beef stew that was exactly what I was craving at the time. She made a lot of it, and it froze well. Just a basic stew with big chunks of beef, carrots, onions, maybe some mushrooms. I don't think it was a particularly special recipe but man it sure hit the spot.

    1. Why not ask what she's craving? Maybe she's jonesing for something, and that could *really* make their day!

      1. How about the Barefoot Contessa's recipe for Chicken Stew with Biscuits?

        1. soups:
          white bean and sausage
          chicken noodle
          carrot ginger

          quiches freeze well and reheat easily, so do muffins, cookies and brownies.

          1. If you so a search on chow for "cooking new parents" there have been other threads on this. I am a fan of soups, myself.