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mamaspice 04-11-2013 01:45 PM

My friend is having a c-section and I'm trying to think of a few freezer meals to make for her. She is of Mexican origin so I want to avoid any fake Tex-Mex food as I'm sure her family will be better at it than me. :)

Any tips or favorite recipes? I'm generally a very simple cook.

danielle 04-11-2013 03:05 PM

I'm sorry I'm not going to answer your question directly, but I wonder if you live close enough to bring something fresh? After being in the hospital, my greatest joy was fresh fruit salad, a freshly prepared green salad with feta and olives with a simple dressing and a pot roast with carrots.

I myself turn to lasagna when I want to give food as a gift.

d_arnold 04-11-2013 03:25 PM

Re: Best freezer meals for new mom?
When I had my DD, a few of my friends brought us over meals. Here were our favorites:

Spaghetti casserole, roasted green beans, and Oreo brownies (SO good!)
Deli tray, cheese tray, veggies, and fruit - This was nice because I could make up a quick lunch.
Chicken and rice, salad, and bread

mamaspice 04-11-2013 03:26 PM

I do live close enough, but we are actually more work colleages than close friends so I will most likely not visit her in the hospital or even after baby is born. I just know that she has limited help the first few days so I wanted to do something to make it easier before she went on leave.

rottenapple 04-11-2013 05:12 PM

Re: Best freezer meals for new mom?
I always turn to sloppy joes, that way it can be frozen for future use if the person is overwhelmed with meals. Add a simple side like carrot/celery sticks with dip, mac and cheese, potato salad, something like that. Be sure to include rolls and a dessert- doesn't have to be fancy, but it's nice when everything is there.

Sdayfamily 04-17-2013 03:13 PM

Re: Best freezer meals for new mom?
Following to find out as well. With DS at three months it can be a challenge to get dinner on the table. If I had a few meals prepared it would be so easy. Someone brought us lasagna and that was nice, but I would love a few more recipes since it takes us a week to eat an entire pan :)

Casondra87 04-17-2013 05:00 PM

Re: Best freezer meals for new mom?
Pretty much any soup or casserole. I wanted to freeze meals before having my baby and DH for some reason didn't like that idea. We freeze chili though.

bobbyjk 04-17-2013 07:52 PM

Re: Best freezer meals for new mom?
I always think of dinner ideas, but a previous poster mentioned the deli tray and I remembered my husband's work gave us a deli tray and it was SO nice to make quick lunches for me/hubby. I don't usually think of that but it really was nice!

jandymordan 04-17-2013 08:23 PM

Re: Best freezer meals for new mom?
I made these a week before my due date and they certainly came in handy. Some taste better than others but I'm sure at least one of these would be helpful?

snugglesnsunshine 04-17-2013 08:33 PM

Quiche and fruit.
Chicken casserole
Chicken pie
Stir fry

Schedule a day and take her something fresh. I always enjoyed that most. And home cooked is Always my fave. We got brought takeout and meh. I appreciated it, yes, but it always tastes so much better when you know someone put their time, effort, and heart into it.

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