Thursday, October 03, 2013
As of today, I'm 5 weeks, 2 days pregnant. With my last pregnancy, morning sickness kicked into high gear at exactly 6 weeks. Hubby was forced to do all meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking (usually I meal plan, he shops, and I do about 3/4 of the cooking). Since his schedule is incredibly busy right now (full time job, plus an extra part-time gig, plus finishing his masters degree), I've been trying to plan ahead by making freezer meals. At this point I have four dishes in the freezer (since many are 8-serving recipes, calling each one a "meal" seems to be underestimating!) with plans for a few more. I'm hoping for at least one meal a week (with all the leftovers) for the rest of the first trimester. Not every day was quite so bad. I did cook a few times with the last pregnancy, but I know it will be so much easier if I don't have to do much with food. And if all he has to do is thaw something and bake it? Even better!
Have any tasty freezeable recipes that are your favorites? So far I've got a homemade veggie pizza, chicken poppyseed casserole (I don't make this normally given that it has a lot of cream of soups—I've been trying to make my own cream ofs, but went the easy route this time—but it seemed like something I might be able to eat while feeling sick), Skinnytaste's Baked Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese, veggie pot pie (with biscuits!).
This week I've seen a vegetarian Mexican lasagna that looks good (and healthy) and a baked chicken parmesan casserole that I hope to assemble over the weekend. Skinnytaste has a cheeseburger casserole that we enjoy that I might add to the mix . . .
I'd love some other ideas.