After our little pre-term labor excitement, I went into full “better-get-my-act-together” mode and decided that our freezer needed to be filled with plenty of good food. The nursery is finally complete (you can see a peek of it here), my hospital bag is packed, and the car seat is installed. A couple weeks ago I intentionally meal planned only things that would freeze well so that I could double them and stock them away for those days when Aaron is traveling, Parker is being three and my newborn is needing extra attention. Kids or no kids, don’t we all have those days, though? Whether it’s your boss, your baby, or your boyfriend, sometimes you just need a home cooked meal that you can pull out of the freezer and pop in the oven. Keep reading for the full ‘Double Everything and Freeze Half’ meal plan and happy weekend friends!
Monday: These Chicken Enchiladas from Skinny Taste are one of the first meals I made for Aaron after we got married and they became part of our weekly routine. They’re not super quick to make and use two different pots plus a slow cooker for the chicken, but they’re worth every extra minute spent doing the dishes. Plus, it makes them a perfect candidate for doubling and freezing.
Tuesday: When I was thinking about what I would want to pull out of the freezer and eat in October when Aaron is on the road and I’ve had “one of those days”, the first thing that came to mind was tomato soup (this one is by What’s Gaby Cooking) and the second was Joan’s on Third turkey meatloaf. The latter might be a little hard to come by in Austin, but this recipe by The Kitchen McCabe should do the trick! (Added bonus: these both pair well with wine.)
Wednesday: Breakfast for dinner in the form of this Sweet Potato Sausage Frittata from Delicious Meets Healthy which will make quite the treat for breakfast, too, one day.
Thursday: A friend recommended her beef stew recipe to me via Instagram and this one from Damn Delicious looks really similar. (Although, my friend’s calls for red wine which I will definitely be adding.)
Friday: Pizza Friday might be my favorite family tradition that we have and this Barbecue Chicken Pizza from What’s Gabby Cooking looks delish. Plus, by freezing a little extra dough now we can create a pizza from whatever leftover ingredients we happen to have lying around when the mood strikes.