So my wife is pretty seriously pregnant. Hooray! And the baby is coming any day now, and it’s going to mean both of us will be at home for about two weeks straight, at which point I have to go back to work. She’s going to have her hands full even though we’ve got a lot of great friends, so I’ve been cooking ahead for both of us. Every two or three days, I make some big “serves 8-10” dish and then divvy it up into single- and double-serving tupperware, and throw it in the freezer.
Right now I’ve got corn pone, some chili (milder so it doesn’t make the breast milk bitter), a few servings of chicken+veggies that can be used to fill any number of quasi-Mexican tortilla-based foods, some African bean soup, and… well… that’s about it.
So, Dopers, what I gotta know is this: what do you cook ahead of time? What meals can be prepared days or weeks in advance and then reheated from the freezer for dinner when the mood strikes? Recipes are greatly appreciated, but if you just have the name of the dish that’s fine too.