Before I had the first, I never really thought about how tough it would be to cook and eat well with a newborn. By the time my last came around, I knew better. Since my last baby was a winter baby, my last stock the freezer list was a little different. This time around, not only is the season different, but we eat a little more “real food” and are tending toward paleo (albeit very, very, VERY slowly). There are a lot fewer dinner “recipes” and I’ll be relying on the grill and the crockpot (which I had to buy!) a lot more since I tend to cook differently in summer.
– pumpkin (2 batches)
Breakfast sausage & Bacon (12-24 packages)
Oatmeal & mix-in’s
Yogurt & Granola
Cereal & Milk
Burritos – 2 dz
Sloppy Joe mix (3-4 lbs) Taco Meat (2-3 lbs)
Chili (2 pots in smaller portions)
meat sticks from Family Fare
Shredded Chicken (4 lbs)
Italian Sausage Orzo Soup (2 pots)
BBQ Beef (2 roasts)
Cranberry Pork Chops (2 batches)
Homemade Meatballs (2 batches)
BBQ Sauce (2 batches)
Supplies In Fridge & Pantry (to make)
Pre-formed Hamburgers – 12 pks
brats – 12 pks
Chicken breasts for BBQ Chicken (crockpot) – 4 packs
Italian Pasta Salad
Loaded Baked Potato Salad
Scalloped Potatoes (Crockpot)
Mac & Cheese (Crockpot)
regular rice w/veggies
Just like last time, this seems like a HUGE list, but we are planning on building a garage with the help of my in-laws this summer and I’m sure that they will probably be around a lot — for at least a few meals a week. I don’t want to have to do any major shopping or cooking while we enjoy our new baby and build a new garage at the same time. YIKES!
I’ll be updating this list as I complete it. We due sometime in June and so my goal is to have it done by June 1.
This post is part of the Prepping for Baby Series — check out the full list of posts!
Do you pre-cook for after baby is born? What do you make and have on hand?