A first....well I am due in December and I learned with my second child Yana that it was good to be prepared. So while pregnant last time I started freezing meals so we would have good meals all prepared that just needed to be popped in the oven. Most of these were meals that I bought prepared at the store. Like Lasagna, and Voila, corn dogs and such. Things that were easy to cook and took little effort.
Well this time I am trying to be prepared as well. I'm working on eating things in our freezer that need eaten in order to make room for meals to be put in. This time, however, I would like to make our own meals. It should be cheaper in the long run and healthier. So today when we went grocery shopping I bought enough supplies to make two pans of Tater Tot Casserole. You can find the recipe here. I used the 2nd way.
After lunch I put everything on the counter and got to work. It didn't take too long but now I have two pans of Tater Tot Casserole. Each one is a meal and leftovers or two dinners for my family. I think I'm off to a good start. Tonight we will be eating Shephard's Pie (click here for recipe) and I have enough to make an extra while I'm at it. So by the end of today we will have 3 frozen meals. I'm liking this.
Now I just need more meal ideas. If you have good recipes that you think would make a good frozen dinner please feel free to share it. I'm looking for more ideas.