Another way that I’ve been trying to prepare for the new baby is by stocking up my freezer with finished or almost-done meals. We will no doubt be the recipients of meals from church friends and family, but every new mom can tell you that there’s a time when the meals run out and you’re still too tired to think about what’s for dinner.
Recently, when I make my grocery list, I try to find something that I can double and freeze, and then make sure to buy enough to make two. So far I have frozen:
a couple batches of soup
quite a few cups of cooked brown rice
pork chops with marinade
chicken pieces with marinade
The pre-marinated meat isn’t done, obviously, but all I will have to do in my lack-of-sleep coma is remember to take it out of the freezer. Then it will marinate as it’s thawing.