Menu Planning: Baby Prep Week 1

It’s time.  It’s time to prepare for the tired road ahead of all that amazing smelling new babiness!  After my last baby prep about 2 years ago, I realized that it was simply well worth it to not have to think too hard about what to do for dinner after bringing a new baby home.  It made it easy on all of us even with the kids’ godmother coming to visit. For a peek of what we did then, http://nicolemichelles.com/2012/01/10/crafty-time-but-with-food/,

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 Cheesy enchilada soup http://www.sufficientlygraced.com/?p=520

We made a couple changes to the recipe by recommendation of my friend, Megan, over at Living My Charmed Life.  She suggested we could cut down on calories, sodium & fat by using 2 chicken breasts instead of the ground chuck, half the cheese and by using frozen corn instead of canned.  We also added 2 cups of water and did not add the sour cream to the top (at hubby’s request).  Instead we had a few tortilla strips for salads that we threw on top!

After this delicious soup, I had a plan of Italian foods. My thoughts on preparing a bunch of freezer meals was stick with similar ingredients each week so we were making the most out of each jar, can, bag, container, etc.

 So we have…

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Baked penne with sausage & spinach

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/09/baked-pasta-with-sausage-and-spinach.html

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Spinach lasagna rolls

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/02/spinach-lasagna-rolls.html

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Spinach ricotta gnocchi with sage butter

http://onceamonthmeals.com/spinach-ricotta-gnocchi/

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Chicken rollatini with zucchini & mozzarella

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/08/chicken-rollatini-stuffed-with-zucchini.html

After we finished up those meals, I started to check what else we had in the deep freezer from the last couple weeks.

Finally, our football kick off meal…

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Honey Sesame Chicken

http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/01/slow-cooker-honey-sesame-chicken-recipe.html

Asian cuisine is one of my hubby’s favorites!  He loves sweet and tangy so as the last kindness (Ha!).  I had to go ahead and make this one.  We had it prior to the NY Giants & Dallas Cowboys (boo!) kick off.

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