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    Default Prepping frozen meals

    So we're 28 weeks and the count down is on!

    Come at me with your tried and tested frozen meals for 2 adults. What works? What doesn't? Best ways to freeze and defrost?

    I consider myself a fairly good cook but never really thought about what works frozen...

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    Something to keep in mind is that you will be doing a lot of your eating with a baby in your arms! I was not prepared for this so soups and things that you need two hands for and you can't eat once they've gone cold are not ideal IMO.

    Pasta sauces - and get small pastas like spirals, shells etc that you can stab with a fork with one hand while holding a baby in the other

    Bakes, potato bake, vegie bake, zucchini slice, pasta bake etc.

    Fried rice

    Curries, cook rice to go with on the day

    Muffins, slices etc. Always have easy sandwich fillings and fruit available. Muesli bars. For the first little while anyway you might not always have the chance to heat up a meal (or get the chance to eat it before it gets cold!).

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    Spag Bol
    Chili con carne
    Curries
    Lasagna
    Slow-cooked stews
    Soups (can be sipped from a mug if it's a smooth soup)

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    Im 12 weeks and have been thinking about what sort of things to freeze towards the end... So far im thinking lasagna, shepherds pie but i'll probably add the potatoes to the top afterwards, some lentil or chickpea burgers ready to fry & add to a salad, homemade pizzas & chopping up fruits etc to freeze ready for smoothies .

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    Taco mince, ready-to-fry stir fries with veg and sauce already in the mix.

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    I made 3 months supply when I was pregnant with dd. Things like banana bread, biscuit dough etc are good as lots of people come round to see the baby.

    I did Thai green curry, soups, muffins, pasta bakes, gyoza dumplings, sausage casserole, spag Bol, pizza scrolls, sausage rolls, chicken nuggets, rissoles, fajita mix

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    Subbing for ideas as I'll be getting onto this soon enough

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    Oooh pizza scrolls and sausage rolls! Thanks @duckduckgoose, adding those to my list for this time

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    Hmm I didn't think of half these things - now I want dumplings!!

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    I did dishes like beef stroganoff, 'chicken tonight' meals, satay beef, sweet and sour pork, curry mince etc with rice and freeze them in Chinese containers. To defrost just hear it up in microwave. Soooo handy!

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