How am I able to accomplish this, given that I parent two busy girls, and work a full-time job? The best-kept secret of happy households everywhere:
Once I discovered big-batch cooking, I became almost frenzied about finding meals that could be made at home, using whole ingredients, for the purpose of freezing for later. Pinterest is amazing for identifying, and keeping track of, these delicious recipes. I actually now love spending a morning or afternoon making one dish that will feed my family of five 6 or 8 times over the coming few months!
The night before days which promise, according to our work and personal calendars, to be busy, I go “shopping” in my chest freezer for a meal to thaw, in preparation for the following night. Most of the time the preparation the next day is minimal, and is always clearly marked in Sharpie on the label, just in case I forget (hey, I’m 43!)
Here are my fave tried-and-true freezer meals:
Anyway, so that’s my not-so-secret secret, which I’m happy to share with moms everywhere who feel the pressure to “do it all” but know this is not remotely possible, and admit that everyone needs a little help.
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