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I think I mentioned in a couple previous posts that I have started working seasonally at Whole Foods Market ( an awesome place to work, btw!).
The last two nights I have worked until 10:30 pm and I have to say that the last two mornings have been brutal.
Not just brutal because the kids are trying to get back into their groove, but because I am tired and have been completely flying by the seat of my pants.
I am truly convinced that the solution to the loooong week is all about planning.
I know we have probably all said this at one time or another, but I really think the key is to have meals planned ahead of time and also have some back up stuff in the case that you just can’t get your act together ( which is often if you are me!).
So, even though it’s a little late for this week, I am going to make a HUGE batch of chili, and a big batch of yellow Dahl ( one of my favorites, thank you Monaz for teaching me how to make it!! ❤ ) and freeze it.
That beer doesn’t actually look bad either… maybe that would help too?? 🙂
I am always so impressed by my great friend Suzy ( hi friend!) who can invite us over for lunch on a whim and serve up a delicious hot meal because she is so good about making extra and having it on hand in her freezer.
My goal for the start of next week?
I am going to cook at least three dishes. I mean HUGE batches and get them in the freezer so that I can start my week knowing that I am set.
For someone like Brent, who can’t just eat a sandwich, this will be so great for lunches too.
Let’s see if I can pull it off!
If you google ” recipes to freeze”, a ton of great looking websites come up:
Here are my two questions for you my friends:
What is the best way to store recipes in the freezer? Ziploc? Tupperware?
What are your “go to” freezer recipes?
- Planning your meals to save money | Sainsbury’s Money Matters (sainsburysbank.co.uk)
- Make-Ahead Casserole Shortcuts (donteatdirt.com)