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Maternity Leave - Make Now, Freeze, & Later Defrost & Eat

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Maternity Leave - Make Now, Freeze, & Later Defrost & Eat

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Apple | | May 31, 2009 10:52 AM

I am planning to go on maternity leave in the fall - and I thought I might start compiling a list of things I can cook before the baby and then easily defrost for dinner post-baby.

The criteria is doesn't take too much space in the freezer (since we have a bucket type freezer...and hence not alot of space) and reheats beautifully. Just because we'll be busy and tired doesn't mean we don't want tasty, nutritious food...

Some of the easy things I thought of already are:
Spaghetti sauce (made with summer's end tomatoes!)
Taco seasoned beef for a taco/burrito type bar
Lasagna
Minestrone soup contents (then just add stock)
Tourtiere (Quebec style meat pie)
Chili
(the problem is - do you see a theme - ground meat!)
Any other suggestions?

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