Monday meal ideas: Make now, freeze for later

Why hello Monday, good to see you. I think. Wondering what the week ahead will bring for us all…a royal baby perhaps? A BabyMac? (I don’t think so). Washing? Definitely. Tears? Of course! Feeling very emo at the moment and forgetful and crying at the drop of a hat. Especially when I realised that the forgetfulness meant that the massage and post catch up dumpling session with my little sister I thought I was going to this morning in the city was actually for tomorrow (which I can’t make). Oh there were tears last night for sure…

One thing I MUST start to do is get cooking. Cooking and freezing that is. Clearing out the freezer of unidentifiable lumps of meat and replacing with well marked food ready for defrosting in the weeks after the baby comes when I will be chained to the couch with a little one at my boob. Here’s a selection of things worth making that freeze well and keep for a rainy day (of which there will be plenty for us in the coming months).

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Chicken pot pies
Chicken cacciatore
Date loaf
Lemonade Scones
Mini quiches
Lemon syrup cake
Beef stew
Pumpkin & ginger soup

Instead of wallowing in my forgetful self pity I will get dressed, get that washing on the line and tackle Maintenance Monday with gusto. I’ll get those deadlines for work done so I can be one step closer to tuning out and doing nothing. Hope you have a great day!


  1. I’m introducing my son to dumplings next weekend. Where do u go for yours

  2. Lisa Mckenzie says

    You poor thing Beth it’s hard at the end if pregnancy,go and get some dumplings I saw some in Aldi last week in the frozen section but didn’t buy them.I agree get some food stored or use the slow cooker when you have the Bub,I HATE friggen cooking dinner every night Xx

  3. those frozen meals are a good idea if you can be bovvered beth!
    you always have good food ideas hun! … simplify, simplify, simplify!
    love m:)X

  4. You’ve managed to time the arrival of your baby to match with freezer-friendly food! All those stews, casseroles and pasta sauces- perfect for Autumn and Winter!
    Part of nesting with both my pregnancies was cooking like a crazy thing to have food for the baby daze. So glad I did- food suitable to eat with one hand and microwaveable.
    When all my mother’s group went around for their second (and third) I cooked to fill their freezers as my baby gift- they had plenty of clothes and other baby stuff- easy to re-heat meals were a hit!

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