I usually don’t post two days in a row but I wanted to add on to what I posted yesterday regarding putting meals in the freezer for later use.
This afternoon I taught my youngest daughter how to make meatloaf. I already had ground beef thawing in the fridge and knew I had to do something with it soon. So, I used this meat as a wonderful opportunity to teach my daughter and to put an extra “meal” in our freezer. I had my daughter prepare all the meat which fit into two loaf pans, with some left over. One loaf was for tonight’s dinner and the other went into the freezer for a later date!
Since there was still meat left over from the meatloaf, we made meatballs and those also went into the freezer. Although it took a little more time to prepare the extra meat for the second meatloaf and to make and bake the meatballs, it was much faster then if I had to start the process from scratch.
I have to admit, I am super tired tonight after spending 3 hours in the kitchen teaching my daughter to cook an entire meal which consisted of baked potatoes and green beans and she just had to make cupcakes…..but…..we were able to get goodies in the freezer (including cupcakes) and enjoy a healthy dinner.
So, I am encouraging you, if/when you are able, to plan ahead while grocery shopping and purchase extra ingredients so you too can put some food away in the freezer for your less than decent days!