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Batch cooking tips/ books etc to get freezer ready for baby

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shabbychic1 Sun 03-Jul-16 17:39:19

Hi, new to the food board. I'm about to go on maternity leave and want to do start batch cooking to stick my freezer but the only things I can think about doing are chilli and bolognese! Normally DH cooks ( very lucky!) but he's got new job and I'm going to have a few weeks before baby so I want to help out! Does anyone have and (quick but yummy) tips my family will like that j can make for the freezer please? Thanks grin

AliceInHinterland Sun 03-Jul-16 17:41:53

Any stews, so beef & ale, Irish stew, sausage and bean cassoulet. Cottage pie. I think soups for a quick lunch are useful too.

Icklepickle101 Mon 04-Jul-16 08:25:38

I've recommended this so many times on here but it really is so good!!

Jamie's hit n run chicken, with a packet of microwave rice or some salad and a very quick tea!

we lived on it while DS was teeny

AliceInHinterland Mon 04-Jul-16 09:28:06

Also curries.

Cookingongas Mon 04-Jul-16 17:35:47

Have you a slow cooker?

Do you use Pinterest?

In my freezer I currently have - Lasagne, cottage pie, beef stew, chicken casserole, ham and chicken pie, fish pie, teriyaki chicken, green pea and ham soup, cowgirl stew ( mn cookbook- it's got some great freezer recipes) and butter bean burgers.

Chelsea26 Mon 04-Jul-16 17:44:46

If you have a slow cooker then google 'dump recipes' - sounds gross but good idea. It's basically prepping slow cooker ingredients in bags and freezing.

Cookingongas Mon 04-Jul-16 17:55:23

Chelsea that was exactly what o was going to say! Pinterest has some amazing batch cook slow cooker meals ( dump cooking hmm) which is why I asked the op.

shabbychic1 Tue 12-Jul-16 10:57:21

Hi yes I have a slow cooker and wow the dump cooking looks brilliant! Thanks everyone! grin

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