Easy Meal Ideas?Friday, August 24, 2012
Maybe this is me nesting, but I have been trying to make sure things are ready for when Baby #3 arrives. I've been washing itty-bitty baby clothes and blankets, cleaning out the infant carseat, pulling out the swing and pack-n-play, picking up teeny dipes, making a calling list, and prepping Max for doing the majority of the meals and kid care when he is on paternity leave.
I feel like everything is mostly in order, and if the baby came out today, we would be well-prepared (although still maybe discussing a name, ha!), which makes me feel ready and eager. The only thing I am having a bit of a challenge with is coming up with easy meal ideas.
I have some basic things that will be ready: a couple freezer meals I've put together, as well as having basic ingredients to make sandwiches, cheese crisps, pasta & sauce, etc. Max knows how to make food for the kids, even if he tries to tell me they will only eat pizza the entire time. He is plenty capable and is good in the kitchen.
But I still want to make up/have ready a few more meal ideas that are easy to take out and heat up or throw in the crockpot for the day, so that the first few days/weeks are made just a little bit easier, and so we can stay relatively healthy!
So, I come to you, my dear friends and family - what are some easy, healthy meals that can be frozen or made ahead or that I can have the supplies on hand to be made quickly? Any good ideas that you personally have used or heard of? I would love any suggestions...