Thursday, June 24, 2010

Small Successes


For more small successes and inspriations click on the link above.

As for mine this week...

  1. Took our 4 youngest to the community center pool for the first time in years.
  2. Took the same 4 kids on a walk to the lake in the rain.
  3. Made 5 meals for the freezer, and it took almost no time less than 30 extra minutes all together.
    1. 1 Lime Chicken with Rice
    2. 2 different versions of Chicken/Rice Stir Fry
    3. 1 Chicken Fried Rice to pair with egg rolls we already have
    4. 2 dairy free/tomato free homemade pizzas for my allergic family members
At this point in my life I cannot set aside an entire day to do once a month cooking, but I'm trying to do something to make those busy days a little easier at dinner time.  So, I made the pizzas while my kids made homemade pizza for dinner that night.  The Lime Chicken is simply frozen chicken breasts thrown in a Ziploc bag with all the spices and lime, ready to be thrown into a fry pan or crock pot.  For the chicken stir fry I just made extra chicken one night and threw into two different Ziploc bags with different veggies and spices in each.  I made the rice another night and put it in different Ziploc bags after it cooled.  Those bags were then put into the other meal bags keeping the rice separate since it really won't need to cook long now.
My plan is to continue making meals to freezer meals.  For next week I am planning to brown a lot of ground beef (I use my crock pot to brown 3 lbs at a time) and season most of it for tacos/burritos/etc.  I'll keep some unseasoned just to have for last minute sloppy joes/hash/or whatever else it may come in handy for.


ViolinMama said...

Um, this is pretty fantastic...wanna come cook for me? :P

Much love!!!! GREAT job!

Tori said...

I need to do freezer meals more often. You have inspired me! :)

Suzie said...

awesome. Do you have a once a month cookbok? I'll try to remember to bring it up to Moms'

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