This week, I went BIG with my household skills associated with meal planning and preparation: making a grocery list and planning the meals for one week, shopping, preparing the ingredients, cooking the food and cleaning up the dishes and kitchen.
I did a bulk grocery shop at Costco, and then went to the farm market to buy fruits and vegetables. Making multiple meals at once, and freezing some for the rest of the week saves time in terms of shopping, cooking and cleaning. Getting bulk pricing also saves money, and saves making multiple trips to the store. It is also healthier and tastier to freeze home cooked meals rather than buying frozen meals.
It’s easy cooking everything at once, because you already have all the ingredients and tools out, such as knives and cutting boards, oil and pots, and you are already working at the stove, so it’s not that difficult to stir a few more pots at the same time. You can also wash all the dishes and wipe up the stove and counters in one go.
This week by cooking lasagna, spaghetti, chicken stir fry, and pizza all at once, I saved time, effort, and money, and went BIG with a big household skill. It is a great new habit to form for those weeks when the family is super busy and need some quick lunches and dinners to heat up.
Photos by: Ann Hoy