I still had a few things in mind I wanted to add to our freezer cooking stash when I finished up, but we are quite simply out of space. My goal had been to completely fill the freezer, and to get us to a place where the first 1-2 months were taken care of meal-wise. Between restaurant gift cards from sweet family members, frozen pizzas, and a few other simple meals, I did it!
In the end, the following foods fill up my freezer:
baked ziti x2
breakfast scramble packs (minus the eggs) x5
cheddar broccoli soup x3
sausage & peppers x2
taco meat+rice mixture
tater tot casserole x2
vegetable beef stew x2
Also banana bread, blueberry muffins, cornbread muffins, roasted red pepper & cream cheese spread for sandwiches, balls of sausage-cream cheese-veggie stuffing for stuffed mushrooms, pureed carrots for one of our favorite side dishes, misc. desserts from various occasions.
My number one tip with these particular meals: keep fresh greens on hand. Easy for me (but probably Ryan, since babies seem to binge-nurse at prime dinner-making times) to throw together a side salad to go with any meal, to add to our burgers/tacos, or to throw into some heated dishes that taste good with wilted greens inside.
If I had had a little more time + space, I would still have liked to have made lasagna, more muffins, shepherd’s pie, and mini calzones. I would have made half of the calzones lunch/dinner-friendly and the other half like a breakfast Hot Pocket.