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Prepping for the baby.. November 28, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — shezahasan @ 6:16 am

With mama not coming in time for the baby’s arrival, one of the most daunting tasks on my to do list has been to prep the freezer. I don’t mind cooking (who am I kidding!), as long as I know what to make. I could barely think of anything beyond taco meat. Finally, last night Imo and I got down to making our menu and cooking up 4 chickens, 10lbs of qeema and 5 lbs of boneless meat!!

For those of you looking to prepare your freezers in time for the baby, but dunno what to do, here’s a list of what we did!

Freezer List:

  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Chili
  • Taco
  • Chicken Hamburgers (made into cutlets)
  • Beef hamburgers (made into cutlets)
  • Roast beef
  • Unseasoned cooked qeema
  • Haleem
  • Tandoori chicken legs
  • Tandoori chicken cubed for kabab rolls, frozen in meal size ziplocs
  • Daal
  • Chicken Tikka legs
  • Whole chicken with seasoning
  • Seekh kababs
  • Qeema kababs

Still to do:

  • Achari chicken
  • Haleem

For most of the food, we made large batches and divided it into smaller containers before freezing. For food like achari chicken and haleem, I will be making them for dinner over the next three days and then freezing them in batches of one meal serving size in ziplocs. Labelled everything .. and voila! Its done.

Freezer & Freezer 2


8 Responses to “Prepping for the baby..”

  1. hinamommy Says:

    oh God, mashAllah you’ve done so much! I hope all goes smoothly. You’re a great wife to have sorted all this out before the baby.

  2. Mona Says:

    wow, mashAllah, that’s a lot of prepping. thank god for my mom, i didn’t have to do all this stuff.

  3. shezahasan Says:

    lol! hina, imran does most of the cooking in our home. im really not that great at cooking – i just do it to get it done. he’s more like trying out new stuff and presenting etc. i’ve only done it to get it out of the way, i guess.

  4. nisreen Says:

    oh my! you’re so organized sheza – love the list 🙂 and even though i have my mom here, it’s a great idea to have the freezer stocked for the days you don’t want to cook (translates to most day)…

  5. Ayesha Khan Says:

    woah!! you guys are amazing, umer and i could never do something like that!!

    ugh i hate cooking….im gonna depend on my mommie 😀

  6. chachi Says:

    i plan to have all my babies in the summer so i can get mama here (she’s a teacher so she has summer break)
    she was a life saver in stocking up my freezer and handling the visitors and phone calls

  7. Maryam Says:

    wow mashAllah.. I’ve been trying to do that lol.. just because things can get busy with a baby and school but it never seems to work out! mashAllah!

  8. shaima Says:

    im not giving u no recipes nemore:P..u NEVER cook them..n make such a huge fuss if i dun tell u the recipe of nething! pft!!!!! 😛

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