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Monday, September 13, 2010

Because I was tired of giving the boy ABCs and 123s

With a 3 month old in the house, meals are sometimes not healthy around here. I hate that. Wayyyy too many times, I heard myself ask my husband to heat up some Chef Boy-ar-dee ABCs and 123s for Tate. And then Paul would heat up frozen corn to go with it. And maybe a PBJ.

To remedy this horrible eating pattern, I decided to take most of my Sunday and make some nutritious meals that I can freeze and heat up easily through out the week. I also prepped my veggies, so that they are easier to combine. Sometimes, if the carrots are cut up, I am more apt to use them...

So I made:

Mom's Beefaroni: pasta, groundbeef, italian spices, petite diced tomatoes, pureed tomatoes, shredded cheddar.

Meatballs: 1lb ground beef, 3/4 C breadcrumbs, 2 TBS parmesan, s&p, oregano, basil, 1 beaten egg. Bake them on a cookie sheet at 350 F for 15 min and they will be 3/4 cooked. Finish off in spaghetti sauce. Alternatively, cook them a little longer in the oven until fully cooked, then freeze them individually on a cookie sheet and transfer to a freezer bag. You can pull out a few and microwave for little ones. I use them for meatball sandwiches as well.

Apple Cake: will post recipe later. Got this one from a fellow blogger and have to ask permission first! (IT WAS SOOO GOOD!)

Roasted Beets: These are for my beet, avocado, feta, pepperoncini, italian dressing salad that I plan on having today.

Pot Roast Prep: defrosted meat for crock pot today. I add onion soup mix, whole mushrooms and water and leave on low for the entire day.

Any great freezable ideas that you might have?


flora said...

Slow cookers and ovens are my best friends on many days! But my favourite go-to recipe is cream of mushroom pork chops. Super easy, just pour cream of mushroom soup over pork chops season with salt and pepper and put in the oven for 45 mins. You can also add slice mushrooms and onions for more flavour. Enjoy!

Baby Cakes said...

Jamie Oliver's pizza dough recipe keeps brilliantly in the fridge if wrapped up in cling-film. Top with passata, mozzarella, chorizo and veggies and serve with raw veggies for an easy week-night supper!

Cat said...

thanks for the ideas! my grandpa used to make the pork chops, but he used to throw a little beer in there as well. I remember it being yummy.
Babycakes--your creations are amazing! Love the little star cookies with the smiley faces:)

Laura Chin said...

I make pans of enchiladas, they freeze so nicely.
I make 3 or 4 balls of pizza dough at a time and freeze them. If I put one in the fridge in the morning, it's good to go by dinnertime.:)

Baby Cakes said...

Thanks Cat -- and I'm intrigued to read a fellow Bath resident's blog. I love it!