There is a long list of things I wish I'd known when I went to the hospital to have Madeline. I remember thinking over and over again during labor (and again for the first 2 months at home):
"After ALL those conversations with old ladies, all those baby showers, all that unsolicited advice, the childbirth classes - HOW DID NOBODY TELL ME THIS??!"
We're preparing for baby #2 a little differently. ("Be Prepared." I'm giving you the scouts sign right now, you just can't see it.)
Our registry is much different, my hospital bag will be much different, and - the point of this post - my freezer will look much, much different.
I hate cooking; I've been honest about that here more than once. I like feeding my family, I like grocery shopping, I like eating, I even like baking; but I hate cooking. So the VERY LAST THING I will want to do when I haven't slept for 3 months because I am too busy caring for a tiny infant and a blind preschooler, is thaw, dice, or sautee ANYTHING. Ever.
Plan A: Hire a full-time chef. And a full-time maid. Plan B: Teach Dan to cook in 3 months. (This is even more hilarious than Plan A.) Plan C: Freeze dozens of meals so we don't have to survive on frozen lasagna and hamburger helper.
We are skipping straight to Plan C here, folks.
SO, here's where I ask for your input. What are your very favorite recipes (that freeze well)? If your momma makes the best meatloaf, I want to hear about it. I want all your potluck specialties, all your favorite soups. Stuffed shells and barbeques. Seriously, if you can freeze it, I want to know about it. The well-being of my family is in your hands...
(You can comment with your recipes, post links to favorites, or stick them in a message. I will love you all equally.)