Food, it is a huge focus for me. Perhaps it is because I like to cook, or
maybe because I like to eat! But, I am
constantly looking for new recipes, and attempting to make healthy meals at
foods, and cook just about everything from scratch. Any mama that has a baby knows how daunting
those first few weeks (months?) with a newborn are. I know that having time to meal plan and
grocery shop are not going to be things I will be able to do, or will want to
do. Also, making sure that I have bread
made for the day is probably not going to be high on my priority list.
crock pot freezer meals; bulk cooking and then freezing the extra. These sound like wonderful ideas. The problem that I am running into is
space. Our freezer is pretty packed
right now with frozen fruit and veggies from all of my preserving efforts this
summer. This doesn’t leave a lot of
space for actual meals.
we have already had some chilly days, so soup is back on the menu. What is my normal way of freezing extra
soup? Glass Ball jars of course! And that is not going to cut it. I will be moving towards freezing in freezer
bags, and hoping that I can find enough space to lay it flat to freeze, and
then stack them in a more organized fashion.
brood (especially my perpetually hungry husband). I am going to make sure to have a lot of “pot
pie” filling ready, and also hope to make some of those crock pot freezer meals
that I have seen.
homemade. While I would love to continue
everything homemade as far as food goes, I am realizing that I will have to
give myself some grace in this area.
is hard when you have made so many changes to your diet to realize you may need
to fall back on some foods that you would not typically eat. Hopefully,
knowing all I know about food now, I can make the healthy choices that will
actually help us continue to eat healthy.
but I am seriously re-thinking our time frame for getting a chest freezer!
small freezer when you were expecting a new little one? Do you have any great freezer meal recipes
you would like to share?