You could perhaps make a BIG pot of chicken stew and freeze it in either in indivudual portions, or one large size that would feed the entire family for one meal. If your family likes soups, make a hearty soup or two and freeze. Another thing I have done is cook a turkey or chicken (and because I am not vegetarian, beef also) peel and mash potatoes, and put in individual TV dinner trays. Add frozen peas and carrots, or mixed veggies, whatever you like, and cover with tin foil and freeze. It gives an illusion of a fresh made meal.
I know of some people who make casserols and freeze them, such as turkey, rice, peas, make a white sauce, mix all together, cover with bread crumbs and sprinkle with cheese of your choice. (Another choice would be mac and cheese)
Hope this gives you some ideas. Hope all goes well during your hospital stay. Best wishes.
Edited by: LITTLEWIND53 at: 10/10/2009 (06:15)