Monday, December 6, 2010

#REVERB10 - Day 6

December 6 Make. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?

The last thing I made was dinner. Does that count? I made sautéed spinach with tofu, chili basil chicken stir-fry, and a big pot of potato and carrot soup. Humble, yet satisfying!

Since Anna came into the picture, I don’t spend much time in the kitchen anymore. We eat very simple meals, usually consist of me tossing together whatever we’ve got in the fridge. Regardless, the simplest of meals still take 30-35 minutes to make due to prepping and cleaning up. Not a long time, but not always something I want to do after a day of work.

Ordering out can get pricy and I can’t survive on cereal alone.

So…next year, I would like to try my hands on making freezer meals!

My plan:

  • Set aside a couple of hours on a Sunday (once-a-month) to cook. People spend up to 8 hours cooking for the entire month! In my case, since freezer meals will just be for those lazy days, I will prepare them at a smaller scale.
  • Divide the food into meal-sized portions.
  • Still prepare fresh meals 4-6 times a week, but eat freezer meals 1-3 times (especially on weekdays).
The benefits:
  • Saves money (buy in bulk, buy on sale)
  • Saves time (rather than prepping, cooking, and cleaning up each night)
  • It's healthier (instead of ordering or eating out)
I am anxious to get started!

2 comments:

  1. Making freezer meals is something I would like to learn how to do as well. Saves time and definitely good for lazy days!

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  2. I should think dinner "counts"... definitely!

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