It’s late in the afternoon and once again I think, “What will I make for dinner?” because although I menu plan for the fortnight, I don’t actually allocate each meal to a day, looking instead at the list and thinking, “What can I be bothered making!” So there I am with, “What will I make for dinner?” and about to consult my list on the fridge when I suddenly remember that dinner is already cooked! I made two meals last night so tonight it is all about reheating and adding a side. Woohoo!
This sort of cooking in batches is new to me. If I am making a bolognaise sauce, I will double up the mince and make a chilli con carne, shepherd’s pie or lasagne as well, splitting the two dishes partway through cooking and finishing them off individually – one for tonight and one for tomorrow. And it always feels so good to ‘skip’ a night’s food preparation (which is the bit I really dislike) and cooking 🙂
So my question today is, do you cook in batches? And do you pre-prepare and freeze meals? And if you do, what sorts of meals are great to cook ahead? Or easy to cook in bigger batches? Or freeze well?
I would love to do more cooking in batches and your suggestions would be so handy! Feel free to link me up to a recipe too if you have one!
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