In other news that I can talk about, however, in an attempt to get a better handle of this whole "be an adult and stop spending all of your money on shit you don't need to for god's sake get it together" thing, we have decided to dip our toe into this whole "cook once a month thing."
Whenever I watched TV growing up, I noticed that parents would say to their kids "there's a meal in the freezer, just follow the direction on the package."
And I would be thunderstruck by the awesome. But I never knew how to go about it.
Recently-ish, some friends had a baby. We went over to visit them, and they were cooking a whole bunch of shit to freeze so that, what with the whole "baby keeping them busy" thing, they could just pop something into the oven and have a quick meal that would be good to go. I liked this idea. This was an economical idea.
So, this weekend, we finally took the plunge and decided to buy the ingredients to make some food to freeze and prepare later. I spent four or five hours last night cooking, and three or four hours this morning. I decided to make jambalaya, lasagna, a double batch of chili (because, chili, duh), and a rice/chicken/bake/casserole thingy.
The idea being, we can pull one of these bad boys out of the freezer every now and then for the next few weeks to warm up for a meal. This should help us avoid being so tired that we don't want to cook.
|Pictured, four bags of chili, two bags of jambalaya, and a lasagna, ready to go when needed.|