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justdontgothere Sat 05-Sep-20 11:36:06

Hi
Second baby coming up this autumn, likely to have a c section. I figured it might be sensible to do some batch cooking and get some meals in the freezer ready for those first few weeks.

So far I've come up with:
Cottage pie
Spag bol / lasagne
Maybe some soups?
Chilli
Curry sauces

And then I draw a blank. It all feels very samey and uninspiring so all suggestions would be very welcome! Thanks 😁

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Ricekrispie22 Sat 05-Sep-20 12:41:07

Quiche
Tagine
Fish pie www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/family-meals-easy-fish-pie-recipe
Burgers www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/pork_and_apple_burger_94249
Chicken pie
Fish cakes
Enchiladas www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/chicken-and-bean-enchiladas
Sausage casserole realfood.tesco.com/recipes/sausage-and-cannellini-bean-casserole.html

Ricekrispie22 Sat 05-Sep-20 15:16:03

Goulash www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/beef-goulash
Bean crumble thehappyfoodkitchen.com/herby-bean-crumble/
Cauliflower mac n cheese www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/macaroni_cauliflower_53315

justdontgothere Sat 05-Sep-20 22:10:03

Thanks @Ricekrispie22

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Blondie1984 Sun 06-Sep-20 03:09:23

Buy a book called The Ice Kitchen - I think it will give you what you’re looking for

Whattodowithaminute Sun 13-Sep-20 19:31:02

Chicken chorizo and bean stew
Casseroles
Slow cooked Lamb ragu
Meatballs
Roasted Pepper sauce for pasta
Caponata and pepperonata are great to have in as they work well hot or cold and can be served with a simple bit of protein

Jigglypuffly Sun 13-Sep-20 20:23:57

Thanks, good ideas there @Whattodowithaminute

86Emily Sat 19-Sep-20 11:10:19

I filled my mum's freezer for her over lockdown in case I couldn't get to do her shopping at any point as she couldn't get out shopping and couldn't do online shopping.

I did:
A sort of version of steak and ale pie (with quorn mince, froze the puff pastry topping separately and uncooked, told her to defrost both together)
Chicken and mushroom hotspot
Sausage casserole
Bolognese sauce
Lasagne
Soups
Bean and sundried tomato burgers
Macaroni cheese
Curries
And others I can't remember off the top of my head

JingsMahBucket Wed 23-Sep-20 00:12:17

Also try freezing components of meals. For instance, marinate chicken in a food storage bag and put in the freezer. You can use different flavour profiles: stir fry, curry, BBQ, lemon & herb, Mexican, etc. Also slice up veg or buy frozen sliced veg to make it even simpler. Look for sliced frozen onions, peppers, mushrooms, courgettes, etc. Then you or your partner can pull out some marinated meat (defrost in the fridge overnight if desired), some vegetables and fry them quickly in a skillet.

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