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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.



In Freezer

Breakfast Casserole in Muffin Tins (2-3 dz)
Breakfast Burritos (12)
Hashbrown Casseroles (2 full size recipes frozen in 9×9 pans)
Frozen Smoothies – pre-made (12)
                              – in bags (12)
Frozen Quick Breads – banana bread (4 loaves)
                            – pumpkin (3 loaves)
Frozen Waffles – buttermilk (3 batches)

– pumpkin (2 batches)

Breakfast sausage & Bacon (12-24 packages)


In Pantry

Oatmeal & mix-in’s

Canned Fruit


In Fridge

Yogurt & Granola

Cereal & Milk

Fresh Fruit




In Freezer

Burritos – 2 dz

Sloppy Joe mix (3-4 lbs)

Taco Meat (2-3 lbs)

Chili (2 pots in smaller portions)


In Pantry


Pizza Sauce

Tomato Soup

Peanut Butter


In Fridge

Pizza cheese

sliced cheese

meat sticks from Family Fare






In Freezer

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
Potato Salad
Loaded Baked Potato Salad
Lettuce Salads
Packet Veggies
Scalloped Potatoes (Crockpot)
Mac & Cheese (Crockpot)
baked beans
spanish rice
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.

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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?

Jen S.


5 Comments on Stock the Freezer List – Summer Edition 2013 {Prepping for Baby}

  1. Heather Woyak
    10 July 2013 at 11:06 PM (10 years ago)

    thank you for this awesome series!! im almost 6 months preg with #3 and this is perfect!! 🙂 good luck girl!
    Heather Woyak´s last blog post ..Welcome July!


  2. Sanz @ From The Mrs.
    12 May 2013 at 10:39 PM (10 years ago)

    Good for you for being so prepared! I am 40 weeks and expecting my 4th baby any day and I’m not prepared regarding meals at all! Good luck to you!


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