Friday, November 19, 2010

Cooking Dillema: I need YOU!

Okay, so as most of you know, I am back to working nights now. BD works until 4, picks me up and takes me to work at 5, so there is like zero time in there, basically just the switch off of the boys. 

I am trying to find a way that I can prepare dinner for the boys before I leave for work, so they will have a "real" meal to eat, and also because it would be nice to have a little something to eat when I get home, too! 

I am trying to figure out what the best way to do this would be. I am off on Mondays and Tuesdays, so that wouldn't  be an issue, and I work mornings on Wednesday, so the only real days I have to worry about it are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

I am wondering what you guys think about freezer meals? I have read so many good things about freezer cooking, and it seems like a great solution for us. I could take whatever out the night before and then BD would just have to heat it up. I am also thinking of doing some crockpot meals. Then I could do maybe like 2-3 freezer meals each week, or 2-3 crockpot meals, and then just make something fresh on Mon-Tues-Wed... 

What do you guys think? 
Do you have any tips for me? 
Recipes, or Ideas?
I would love to know any info you have! 


  1. OMG I love my crock pot!!! On the days I'm too busy and/or working late it is DEF a lifesaver. Also on the days I have time I'll make a big dinner with lots of extra to freeze (lasagna is our favorite) then all you have to do is cooked the pre-cooked meal in the oven!! Just do google searches for freezer recipes or crockpot recipes & TONS come up!

    Tania @

  2. The crock pot is so easy. I'd just throw some meat in there (chicken or beef) along with seasoning, broth and onions. Let it go all day.

    The first day you could have the meat and a starch. The second day you could make something out of the leftover meat (chicken linguini, beef stroganoff, etc).

    Another easy meal you could make ahead of time is to brown and season some meat (maybe with taco seasoning, or any way). It could be reheated whenever. Serve pita bread with and an assortment of things....shredded carrots, cheese, pickles, olives, green pepper, etc. Each person tops their sandwich with what they want.

    Make spag. sauce one night when you're home, so that when you have the leftover chix you can make it into a chicken parm casserole.

    Just thinking out loud. And getting hungry!

    Oh...Chicken Lasagna is the bomb. You could put that in the oven in the afternoon. I'll try to remember to dig up the recipe for you. Holler at me if I forget. That'll give you leftovers too!


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