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Old 04-11-2013, 12:45 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 04-11-2013, 02:05 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:25 PM   #3
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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
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:26 PM   #4
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:52 PM   #8
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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!
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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?

http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/...e-8-meals.html
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Quiche and fruit.
spaghetti
Chicken casserole
Chicken pie
Stir fry
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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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