I’m 33 weeks pregnant tomorrow and starting to feel like I really need to finish things now, or they’ll never get done. With every passing week as I grow, I know my energy and ability to move comfortably will get less and less. So…yeah. My blog might be a little quieter than I’d like.
I’m almost finished with Christmas and birthday shopping for my son. Just need to pick up a couple of small items and get his birthday candles and decorations ready to go, and we should be set for that!
I’d like to get everyone else’s Christmas shopping done asap, too. I’m planning on doing most of my shopping online and shipping directly to the recipient. Or gift cards.
Gotta keep things simple!
I’m also going to start filling my freezer this week. I’m doing a quadruple batch of bowtie pasta with sausage, tomatoes and cream. The sauce freezes really well and I’ll package that up for later. When it’s time to eat, I’ll just reheat the sauce and then boil some noodles and we’ll be set.
To make it easier on me, we’ll have that as one of our meals this week, so my extra work and cleanup will be minimal.
I’m going to cook a large batch of taco meat and freeze it in smaller portions. We can use it for tacos or in taco soup. Last time, I froze pre-made taco soup. This time, I will just be sure to have all the non-perishable goods on hand. I can add the pre-cooked taco meat and all the other ingredients to my crock pot without much fuss. That way, I’ll have more room in my freezer for other things.
And I’m making a double batch of spinach balls. I don’t expect these to be around by the time the baby is here, but that’s ok. They’re a yummy snack and I want some.
I’ll be sure to post all of my freezer meals and some easy meals that I can whip up without a lot of fuss, but in the meantime if you’d like to share some ideas, I’m all ears!