I don't know how many times I have been thankful for the little chest freezer we purchased last year. Sitting in our dining area, it might not add to the aesthetics of our home, but it has, many times, made life easier for me and saved us money! I've been filling it up over the last month with food to be used after the baby is born.
I haven't made too many main dishes, but I have lots of partial meals and baked goods made up. With hamburger and hot dog buns, tortillas, English muffins, pizza crusts, cookie dough, muffins and waffles, plus things like black and refried beans, chili, and a few other things, I should be able to keep our meals quick and simple. And I'm very thankful for that!