Skip to main content

Stocking up.

Step one: Go to Costco or your local grocery store and buy 3 family size packs of meat or fish. I usually get a pack of chicken breast or thighs, a pack of hamburger and a pack of stew beef. If I have enough I'll buy pork chops too

Notes: I find that if I buy the large packs I get a better price per meal than if I bought a bunch of little ones. Remember that pack of ten chicken breasts works out to 10 meals for a single person and that pack of 2 pounds of hamburger works out to eight meals if eaten in proper portions.

Step two: Look at Pinterest for something called dump meals. Look through them to find a few you already have the ingredients for.

Step three: Bag and freeze half of the meat portions you bought without any additions with the other half fill the freezer bags as directed and put them in the freezer too
Some of what is in my freezer right now

Notes: I've noticed that most of us have pasta and rice in our cupboards, with those and some frozen vegetables you have a quick and easy dinner. If you have a bulk store you can get to, purchase some steel cut oats and quinoa for more variety

Step four: At mealtime take out the meat and seasonings and dump into a slow cooker, pot or baking pan and cook. Quick, easy and very little clean-up.

Notes: These dump meals are not complete meals most of the time merely the protein portion but what a tasty entree they are. By cooking from frozen the meat is more tender and with the additions to the bags extra flavourful when done cooking.

Additional Suggestions:

Anything you cook always make the 4-6 cup size.

Put your portion on your plate and put the rest into individual bowls with the vegetables and starch and freeze.

On a day when you are having a really bad day simply take one of these plated meals out of the freezer and reheat in the microwave. Hey Presto! one tasty meal in 5 minutes or less.


Popular posts from this blog

National Make a Friend Day

I am not very good at making friends or keeping them it seems. I do not go outside much, in fact I hardly leave my home unless it is family related. That makes it hard especially since friends expect you to come to them at least once in a while and I find I can't. If it were simply a matter of laziness it would be understandable but it isn't. Some days I can't even open the door to let in some fresh air. I do not know where the fear comes from I just know that that is what I feel when I think about going outside most of the time. Agoraphobia: Triggers for this anxiety may include wide-open spaces, crowds (social anxiety), or traveling (even short distances). Agoraphobia is often, but not always, compounded by a  fear  of social embarrassment, as the agoraphobic  fears  the onset of a panic attack and appearing distraught in public. Causes: Genetic and environmental factors Symptoms: Anxiety in situations perceived to be unsafe, panic attacks Treatment:

My Fair Lady

Eliza Doolittle Day is celebrated by fans of the musical  My Fair Lady , a musical based off of George Bernard Shaw's 1912 play  Pygmalion . In the musical, Eliza Doolittle is a  Cockney  flower girl who wants to learn to speak properly. At the time the story takes place, proper speech was a symbol of upward mobility and education. Eliza meets Professor Henry Higgins in  Covent Garden  and he agrees to give her  elocution  lessons. Higgins believes he can transform her from someone who uses words like "ain't" to someone who can fit in with London's elite. In the musical, Eliza dreams of meeting the king. She sings a song, "Just You Wait," to share her thoughts. It is in the song that the date for Eliza Doolittle Day comes from: One day I’ll be famous! I’ll be proper and prim; Go to St. James so often I will call it St. Jim! One evening the king will say: 'Oh, Liza, old thing, I want all of England your praises to sing. Next week on the twentieth of M

Emotional Intelligence - What it is?

 F or those unfamiliar, emotional intelligence is a self-governing initiative to make healthy assessments about how our minds influence quality   behaviour . Such assessments help us to better understand our minds and reduce emotions harmful, yet natural effect on our thoughts and   behaviour . Like the sensory systems, the emotional coping mechanisms you have are not good or bad mostly they just need retuning or at least mine does. Over the next 4 weeks, I'll be looking into each section of Emotional Intelligence and sharing what I find with you. Self-Awareness: The core of Emotional Intelligence is self-awareness. Self-awareness is comprised of three competencies; emotional self-awareness, where you are able to read and understand your emotions as well as recognise their impact on work performance and relationships; accurate self-assessment, where you are able to give a realistic evaluation of your strengths and limitations; self-confidence, where you have a positive and strong s