Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Beth's Baby Shower

Tim's sister hosted a baby shower for Beth this weekend.  I got to meet quite a few people from Tim's family, people Beth has talked about, so it was nice to finally be able to put faces to the names.  We had food, played games, and Beth got a lot of nice things for the baby.

With all the stuff she's gotten from the people she works for - she's been working as a nanny for a couple with two kids, and they've given her all their old baby stuff that she wants - and all the stuff she got from the shower, she should be pretty well set with baby stuff.  The only thing they'll end up needing is diapers, lots and lots of diapers.

I didn't take a gift.  Mostly I figured that everything she got at the shower would end up in our basement anyway, with all the rest of the stuff.  They really need to get a bigger apartment, soon.  Also, I figure since I'm her mom, I can always get something later - once we know what she actually needs.  But then, while Beth and I were talking at the shower, I realized something I can and should be giving her - food!  We were talking about the gorgeous hand-made quilt that she got for the baby, and I said I thought about making something for the baby, but I didn't because I just don't sew - so it wouldn't be very nice, if it ever even got finished, and I'd just end up frustrated.  And that's when I realized there is something I can make, (my business cards will have to say Cook and Baker on them.  Definitely not Seamstress!) and we decided I should start making and freezing meals now, so they'll have something to eat for the first few weeks.  Beth was trying for 3 months or something ridiculous like that, but I think she and Tim will have it figured out by then or at least have to start fixing dinner for themselves.  Thankfully, Tim cooks, too!

I just need to get to the store and buy some of those aluminum pans, and decide on some dinners that will freeze nicely.  Leave your suggestions in the comments.  Thanks!


  1. Great idea!! Meatloaf, lasagna, shepherd pie, burger patties, enchiladas, stuffed shells, these all freeze well. Oh, and while your at it, some of those wonderful cinnamon rolls you make. I think those ship well after baked too! :)

  2. Pasta Fajole soup freezes well, especially without the pasta. Waffles. Those pancakes she likes so much. Hashbrown casserole. chilli

  3. When you make dinner for you and Jeff, freeze the leftovers for Beth and Tim.

  4. I love Broccoli Cheese and Chicken Casserole. Its yummy and freezes well, since the rice is precooked before you put it all together. Check allrecipe.com for the recipe! Good luck to Beth & Tim!


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