Life Hack 101
My friend, are you tired of having to prepare meals every day and struggle like myself in deciding what will be for supper?
Try this handy life hack, prepare a weeks worth of meals all at one time. As you are making one meal consider preparing several others at the same time.
I did this on Sunday and I am so thankful I did. It took me two hours which in the spectrum of the time saved this week was well worth the effort.
Several of the meals I prepared in advance are included below…
- meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, and frozen peas and carrots
- saute’ed mushrooms, onions, and cooked chicken chunks served over a bed of riced cauliflower and salute’ed asparagus
- baked chicken, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, Brussel sprouts
- chicken tostados
- beef and cheese nachos
- homemade pizza
I precooked all the meats and separated into meal portions.
I peeled and diced potatoes and placed in plastic bags according to their portion size. I put a small amount of water in the bags and then froze them. This keeps the potatoes from browning while waiting for their meal to be cooked.
I used my food processor to cut a head of cauliflower into riced pieces. After I cut the cauliflower into rice form, I placed in a bag and put in the freezer to keep it from turning mushy while I wait for its meal day.
I made my homemade pizza dough ahead of time as well. I placed in an oiled plastic bag and refrigerated until I am ready for its meal.
As for my vegetables, half of them are already frozen while some are fresh with no preparation work required.
My friends, this has been such a helpful way to save time in daily meal planning.
I will be posting the recipes to these meals as I have time to write them up.
Here are a few pictures meals I prepared over the weekend.