Whatcha Making Wednesday: Meatloaf
I don't know about you but I LOVE meatloaf! My mom developed my affinity for this gourmet delight and I still aspire to make meatloaf as well as her. I have already posted one meatloaf recipe this year so I am only going to share that I made meatloaf last night and we had it again for lunch today. (Side bar: HB also loves meatloaf. He tore up lunch today - most of the meatloaf on his plate actually ended up and STAYED in his mouth as opposed to on my floor. You gotta love helping a 10 month old learn to eat.) I did try a different recipe out of a new cookbook that I have and it turned out fairly well. A tad on the salty side but sometimes I go little crazy when adding salt and pepper.
As Baby Girl's due date looms on the horizon (11 1/2 weeks left...) I am starting to try to make and freeze a few meals that will make my transition from a household of 4 to 5 a tad less stressful. I am not going out of my way to do this, but while making freezer friendly meals I try to double the recipe so we can eat one now and freeze one for later. My gracious hubby helped me actually triple a lasagna recipe two weeks ago so we could eat one, freeze one and deliver one to a couple in Buckeye who just had their first baby. Tripling the recipe sounded easy until I looked at the pile of dishes we had to do but in the end I was glad we did it all at once. On this note of saving time, I ended up tripling my meatloaf recipe last night so we could do the same thing: eat one, freeze one and well, freeze a second one. The cookbook I used suggested a variation of using the meatloaf for bell pepper stuffing and I thought that was brilliant. So now I have two more meals frozen and ready to go post delivery of Baby Girl.
I am looking for your suggestions friends - what are some of your freezer friendly meals and time saving tips in the kitchen?