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taytotayto Sat 16-May-09 18:25:21

HI
can anyone suggest recipes that are easy and qucik that i can make a week or so before my baby is due. i want to make enough to freeze for about a week and a half so i dont need to cook when i come home from hospital, we like things like cottage pie etc but im running out of ideas fast. my poor husband is great and will clean and iron but he cant boil an egg!!!

BecauseImWorthIt Sat 16-May-09 18:27:12

Why don't you make loads of different pasta sauces, then it's easy enough to just cook up the pasta as and when you need it? (I'm sure DH will be able to master bringing water to the boil!)

Bolognese
Tomato and basil
Cheese
4 Cheese
Spicy tomato

as example

Cies Sat 16-May-09 18:36:04

Other ideas:

curries
chilli
soup
quiche (not so easy to make but tasty and quite easy to eat one handed)
lasagne

Could you teach dh to make an omelette or scrambled eggs?

HeadFairy Sat 16-May-09 18:37:33

Mashed potatoes freeze really well, as does onion gravy. The first meal dh and I had when I came out of hospital with ds was bangers and mash with a cracking onion gravy and a big bottle of wine, was fabulous!

PestoMonster Sat 16-May-09 18:40:32

cottage pie
curry sauce
bolognese sauce
chilli
fish pie

Overmydeadbody Sat 16-May-09 19:15:42

Ok, what do you usually eat in a week?

Think about those thigns, most likely they can be made in advance and frozen.

No point in us all suggesting meals that you don't usually eat or like or that you've never cooked before so will take you ages.

Fish pie is good thgouh, if you eat it.

As is lasagne, shepherd's pie, any other pie for that matter, stews, curries, pasta sauces etc

naomi83 Sat 16-May-09 20:41:49

Meatballs in tomato sauce is very easy, mix meat, breadcrumbs, herbs and egg, roll into ball and drop into large boiling pot of tomato sauce (tinned tomatoes) These freeze very nicely and can go wih mash, spaghetti, rice, etc.

HeadFairy Sat 16-May-09 22:06:42

I got a great recipe for chicken burgers from runners world magazine of all places. Saute an onion, two sticks of finely chopped celery and one garlic clove also finely chopped in some olive oil until soft. In a bowl mix together some minced chicken (I get a couple of large boneless skinless breasts and blitz them in the food processor) with about 200g of breadcrumbs (not sure of quantities, I toast a couple of thick slices of bread and also blitz in the food processor) and the onion/celery/garlic mix. Add a tablespoon of plain flour and season with a bit of salt and pepper then form in to burger shapes - how many you get will depend on how big you make them. Use a bit more plain flour to dust them so they don't stick. You can freeze them at this point (use a bit of clingfilm to seperate them)

They are a really good healthy freezer standby for us, all you need are some nice buns, whatever fillings you like (we do tomato slices and lettuce with tomato ketchup and mayo) and serve with oven chips. Yummy!

taytotayto Mon 08-Jun-09 19:07:20

thanks to you all for your help. im starting to get organized this week,

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