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Tuesday, August 28

Meals for New Parents

 It's always fun to share a meal with family and friends and can be especially timely when someone has a new baby or is recovering from being sick or in the hospital. 
One of my ongoing projects this year has been researching, testing and creating recipes for last minute meals, meals to share, and also menu plans for the weeks following the arrival of a new baby.  Below are some of the best resources I've come across and wanted to share!
My favorite go-to resource for recipes and freezer cooking comes from the blog, Annie's Eats. I have tried dozens of her recipes (all delicious), and love her ideas about freezer cooking.  These are my favorite links:
Stocking the Freezer: Tips and Tricks

Additionaly, I recently came across the blog, Take Them a Meal, and this post was particularly helpful with new ideas.  I already know I will be purusing this blog again soon!
After making a delicious meal I love to cap it off with a cute label.  Here are 2 resources I've used along with a link to the free printable :)
photo credit Le Partie Sugar
photo credit Embellish Goods
Finally, I've started doing occasional baking-in-bulk that I freeze for future use.  One of the things I like to make is quick bread.  For fun, I attach a label saying that it's from my son's kitchen-- Afterall, the bread will end up in the hands of the parents of one of his future friends!
Happy Cooking, my friends!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, A, for posting those cards that you send with meals delivered to others. I always have to write the instructions with a sharpie on the foil lid or tape attached to the plastic container. These are so much nicer!