OAMC. I spend one or two days a month doing most of my cooking of main meals & side dishes for the entire month, then freeze them for when I need them. After a few months, I have a nice selection of meals to choose from that are either "heat & eat" or for which all of the prep has been done & they just need cooked to be ready to eat. If I'm feeling super ambitiious, I'll go through the month's meals & plan my menus to be sure that I'll have fresh veggies, salad and/or fruit on hand to go with each meal, too. I also freeze breakfast meals (homemade pancakes, waffles & sandwiches), bread dough, muffins & homemade cookie doughs. I will prepare a meal from scratch when I have time, but for when I don't, we still get to have a home-cooked meal.
at 4:50 PM on May. 25, 2011