As first time parents go, my friend is no exception. There has been much flurry and preparations aplenty being made for their first born.
At our Thursday coffee ritual, she understandably wanted our advice about what type of easy meals she could make ahead of the baby’s arrival. We peppered her with suggestions.
She stopped us and said, ‘Blog it! I’ll have it to read later when I’m on maternity leave.’ Consequently, here are our marvelous suggestions with love:
- Mini pizza – snack size
- Bolognese sauces made on mince or chicken
The Crock Pot to the Rescue
The Crock Pot will be your best friend. Simply prepare and throw all the ingredients into the slower cooker in the morning and by the evening meal, it is done and ready to eat. The picture above shows my chicken and vegetable soup at the prep stage and 8 hours later; six meals of yummy chicken soup.
Pack your meal portions into your plastic containers, label lids and freeze. So there’s no extra special day put aside, just cook extra each evening meals until you have the required amount. Or alternatively, have cooking days to stock up. Here are some other easy favourites which delicious.com will have the recipes for.
- Apricot chicken
- Beef stroganoff
- Chicken and Vegetable soup
Also there’s nothing better than coming home to a meal that’s waiting for you. Included are some well displayed blogs and websites for meal ideas. They are well worth a read:
- 8 Easy Make-Ahead Meals Before Baby Arrives
- 15 FREEZER MEALS BEFORE YOUR BABY ARRIVES!
- 37 make-ahead meals to freeze for when baby arrives
- The Bump
- 5 Dos and Don’ts for Freezing Meals Before Baby Arrives
- 15 Summer Slow Cooker Recipes
- Quick and Easy Recipes on Pinterest