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is it really worth freezing food for 2nd new baby?

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mad4mybaby Wed 22-Oct-08 17:09:47

When we had ds1 we did and it did help as was just me and dh to cater for although ds2 due next month and cant work out if its worth it. Im vege, ds1 cant have dairy, soya or egg. you cant freeze a roast dinner or anything like that so not sure if i can see the point as with ds1 it wasnt a big issue if me and dh didnt eat or ordered takeaway or whatever but with ds1 we will have to be eating a cooked meal at decent time (well he will for sure) so dont know... the only meals i do that can really freeze are curry, bolognase etc and use micro pasta/rice but those type of meals dont take that long to cook....

what would you do?

Cheesesarnie Wed 22-Oct-08 17:11:28

well at first itll be on just simple purees wont it?
so id have few ice cubes of purees ready incase your having something complicated or salty etc.

mad4mybaby Wed 22-Oct-08 17:13:10

oh maybe i wasnt clear! Sorry i mean for the first few weeks AFTER ive given birth! Meals for me, dh and ds1!

Cheesesarnie Wed 22-Oct-08 17:14:31

ahhh!grin youll not be wanting purees!

no dont bother.stick baby in sling if you need too.

HeadFairy Wed 22-Oct-08 17:16:02

I'd do a few, even if they are quick to prepare in reality. It's always reassuring when you can whip out a nice curry as you say or something similar and bung on some rice without having to think too hard. There's always going to be days when it's all a bit too much of a faff to cook.

TheProvincialLady Wed 22-Oct-08 17:17:00

I am cooking meals to freeze - DC2 due at Christmas. I am mainly making things for DS as it is important he eats well even if DH have a few takeaways. I am making some curries/pasta sauce etc though because even though they don't take long to make, if you just have to microwave a sauce and boil the pasta/rice you can spend more time seeing to one or other of the children or just resting (ha!).

pofaced Wed 22-Oct-08 17:18:21

You will need them! Dealing with baby and toddler and food issues etc, it will be useful to have emergency reserves. My newborn babies were always hungry at 5 and fed for ages, just when I should have been organising food

mad4mybaby Wed 22-Oct-08 19:13:09

what else freezes well? Ds doesnt eat soup....

expatinscotland Wed 22-Oct-08 19:19:09

i make and freeze curries, chillis, spag bol sauce and meatballs.

other than that, i use teh slow cooker A LOT and make things that really one need pasta or some rice cooked up to go with.

i also buy those napoli ready made pizza bases and shredded cheese, which i put in the freezer for a quick pizza tea if need be.

plenty of bags of frozen veg, too, and tinned fruit and tinned tom.

i also stock up on plenty of tinned pulses which are quick to throw into a soup or even make a dip or two in the food processor - white bean dip or humous to slather on tortillas or toast for a quick lunch with a chopped tomato.

nearest takeaway is about 13 miles off and doesn't deliver out here so it's not an option, but i do have some microwavable pots of hoops and raviolis and baked beans for a real pinch.

pofaced Wed 22-Oct-08 23:22:42

mince in all its different ways-- and freeze individual portions for your toddler so he can be fed ahead of you. Chilli, Shep pie, spag bol, meat balls, casseroles of various types, curries of different sorts, fish pie, lasagne, other pasta bakes, risotto...

Tyme Thu 23-Oct-08 09:28:37

I think it would definitely be helpful!

If you do get the time to cook when ds2 arrives smile, make double and freeze a portion.

There will be plenty of days when you won't be able to/ feel like cooking.

Most stews/casseroles/curries freeze well.

I've frozen left over roasted meat. You can do quick veg/boiled pots to go with it. Or couscous.

RhinestoneCowghoul Thu 23-Oct-08 09:35:58

I'm planning to do it - DC2 due at Christmas. Didn't bother first time round as it was summer time and DH and I subsisted for a while on pizza and salady cold meals. This time would prefer DS had something decent to eat so will do pasta sauces, soup, curry etc.

Have really gone off takeaway since DH started Friday Curry Night - he makes from scratch and they taste amazing, even better the next day when they have had chance to grolify.

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