Monday, February 1, 2010

Cooking up a storm...for the freezer.

I have been busy cooking up a storm, so our fridge and freezer are stocked. This way, when meal time rolls around it's as simple as popping a baking dish in the oven, then sitting down to a homemade meal. This is what I used to do for my personal chef clients. Now I do it to keep our own home running smoothly. Here are some ideas of recipes that reheat beautifully when made ahead:

There is a big batch of homemade oatmeal and a double batch of Protein Pancakes in the fridge, which can simply be popped in the microwave on busy mornings. Then this week, our freezer is stocked with Chicken Enchiladas, Beef & Bulgur Meatballs, Turkey Chili, and Moroccan Beef Stew. In the fresh department, there are plenty of fruits and veggies washed and ready to go, for easy snacks and sides. Sure you have to set aside some time to cook. But it's so worth it to get several days "off", and still get to enjoy delicious, homemade meals on the busiest of days.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE doing the same thing!!! My freezer here in Florence is about the size of a lunchbox;) but is filled with basic tomato sauce, chicken stock and some cubes of freshly squeezed lemon juice... when home in Seattle I fill my freezer with lasagna and macaroni and cheese... I am going to peek at your enchilada recipe!!

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