It's officially December. I'm huge (in my mind's eye when many others have said, "Oh you don't look like you are due in a month.) I'm tired of cooking -- to an extent. And in some sense we are running out of freezer space. Not entirely. But there are some other things I want to throw in there and not have to worry about it. So, I am done.
Not much happened in November. I technically made two Chicken Pot Pies but one was for that night's dinner and the other I froze. My mother-in-law (the gem that she is!) made a double batch of meatballs for us so those are in there. Yep, that sums up the month. HA!
However, as I sit here looking at the list there are a couple of things that I can just let the slow cooker take care of for me. While I tend to use a different recipe for enchiladas I stumbled upon a friend's recipe that I loved while we were visiting with her family earlier this year in Texas. I can just whip it up, freeze it, and then put it all together when we are ready for it. Sounds delish.
That may be the only one I really go after from the list. My cranberry chicken is super easy and really everything I need for it is in the pantry. I just need to make sure that I am stocked up on everything times two for that.
I'll keep the other recipes around and close at hand for when I need to start cooking again. I can double it up or some of them may just be easy. Also, the burrito recipes may come in handy when I am scrambling for something to send with Husband to work for lunch. He's not picky so I will look at that some more, too.
I need to work on my freezer inventory list as I have some things in there that I am sure that I will forget about when Baby#3 arrives. You know, like vegetables and some other sides.
OH! I will also add a few things from Costco. Chicken nuggets (because the girls are gaga over anything chicken nuggets these days) will be used for lunches mostly but will probably make an appearance with dinner at some point, too. Ravioli will feed our family 2-3 times depending on how hungry the girls are that night. Fish for tacos (we love them!) or just to throw in the oven with a side if we are running out of time.
So, I think we have a good start to things.
Well, we wait for Baby#3. We thought she might try to make an ultra early entrance yesterday but alas she is content to stay inside a little longer -- with the help of some modern medicine.
I have a lot of the ingredients I need for lactation bars so my mother-in-law has graciously offered to make up a bunch of those for me. I can bake them up no problem. I need to get that moving here sooner than later. HA!
My dad has also said that he would help with Christmas cookies (ahem - I know you are reading this) and he can be bribed with dinner or the promise of chocolate chip cookies anyway.
Welp, here's the final list. Not fully finished but I took a good whack at it!