“The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star.” – Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
If you’re participating in the January Money Diet, you’ll know that yesterday’s exercise was all about planning meals. Today’s challenge is simple. When you’re preparing dinner sometime in the next week, cook a double batch and freeze half. In general, most casseroles and pasta bakes, soups, stews and chilis freeze well. Need some ideas? From Delish, here are 18 easy recipes from Martha Stewart that freeze well. NeverHomemaker also has some yummy vegetarian freezer meals here.
If you cook double on a regular basis, the “make dinner” part of your job description will start to get a whole lot easier. 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 pizza delivery or take-out.
Taste of Home offers these tips for freezing foods for best results.
Today’s homework: Cook a double meal in the next 7 days, and freeze half for a future meal. Be sure to let us know what you cook in the Comments section!
Have a good weekend,