“Cooking is an art and patience a virtue… Careful shopping, fresh ingredients and an unhurried approach are nearly all you need. There is one more thing – love. Love for food and love for those you invite to your table. With a combination of these things you can be an artist – not perhaps in the representational style of a Dutch master, but rather more like Gauguin, the naïve, or Van Gogh, the impressionist. Plates or pictures of sunshine taste of happiness and love.” ~Keith Floyd
Homework Assignment #18: Today’s challenge is simple. When you’re preparing dinner sometime in the next few days, cook a double batch and freeze half. Try to start doing this on a regular basis; when you’re planning meals, choose one or two dishes that are easy to double. You’ll hardly expend any more more time or energy, and soon you’ll have a nicely stocked freezer full of dinners all ready for future busy nights – which might save you from having to order more expensive pizza delivery or take-out.
For the best results, Taste of Home offers these tips for freezing foods.
P.S. In case you’ve just joined us, the January Money Diet is a challenge to take a 31-day break from nonessential spending. You can learn more about the money diet here — and jump right in!
Win a Deluxe Happy Simple Living Gift Basket
In honor of the January Money Diet, I’ll be giving away a gift box chock-full of home and garden goodies plus a signed copy of my latest book 101 Things To Do With Bacon. On January 31, 2013, I’ll draw one random name from everyone who commented during the month and that lucky person will win the gift basket. I hope you’ll stop by often this month and share your own ideas, thoughts and experiences about taking a 31-day break from nonessential spending.