Make One, Freeze One

School has started again and with that we are back to real life. With that comes meal planning attempts. What I’m trying to do seems fairly simple, but I think it will turn out to be pretty useful. Whenever we make a meal, we will make enough to eat that night and then freeze enough for another meal. Obviously this doesn’t work with every kind of meal, nachos, for example wouldn’t freeze particularly well, but pasta sauce, curry and soups all freeze wonderfully.

By having all of these meals in the freezer ready to go, whenever we have a day when we come home late and don’t feel like cooking, we know we have options. It’s much simpler than cooking meals specifically to freeze though, because we are just making extra.

Just a little idea to try and make life easier!

Meal Schedule

Since I’ve been planning our meals I thought I’d try sharing the meal list just to give you an idea of how I do it. This weeks features will concentrate on the leftovers from the 13.36 pound turkey my Dad cooked to feed 4 people on Saturday.
Monday- turkey veggie soup with Isreali couscous
Tuesday- turkey veggie fried rice
Wednesday- fish tacos
Thursday- fried stuffing and baked sweet potatoes
Friday- turkey shepherd’s pie
Saturday- out of town
Sunday- left overs

Hopefully there is enough variations that we won’t get too sick of the T word, but if we do, we can freeze some and re-jig the schedule. We’ll see how it goes!