Half-Assed Meal Prepping

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i have a friend who preps all of her veggies for the week. she also organizes all of her meats (they buy in bulk, so she pulls out what she needs for each week) at once.

i have a couple of “once a month cooking” or “freezer meal” links pinned on pinterest. they’re prepped ahead of time, and then frozen until they’re cooked the day of.

http://onceamonthmeals.com/101-spring-freezer-meals-to-keep-your-life-sane/

http://onceamonthmeals.com/101-summer-freezer-meals/

http://onceamonthmeals.com/101-fall-freezer-meals/

http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/09/slow-cooker-freezer-meals-make-8-meals.html

http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2011/12/fresh-food-friday-20-tried-and-true.html

http://www.ringaroundtherosies.net/2012/02/freezer-cooking.html

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@futuremrs1986:  The easiest thing you can do is prep fruits/veggies for the week. I try to do this on Sundays so I can just grab whatever to throw in a salad or for a snack. 

I don’t do a whole lot o fmeal prep other then the fruits/veggies at the moment, but trying to get into it more and more since it will be a lot more crucial when baby gets here! 

I also usually make ahead a pasta al forno dish.  On Sunday, I’ll brown ground turkey, cook pasta and the sauce for it and throw it into a baking dish. Then, it’s ready to pop int he oven the next day.  It’s enough for my husband and I to have for dinner 2 nights, wihch is great.  You can prep lasagna and chili ahead pretty easily too.  Both freeze well, also.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@futuremrs1986:  I do almost no prepping. If I happen to know what we are going to have and it is frozen I will pull it out of the freezer, but honestly that is all I do!  Last night however I knew I was making a chuck roast in the slow cooker so so I made the ‘juice’ mixture and cut up my potatoes and put them in a bag with my carrots and everything just sat in the fridge til morning when I put it all together.

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Meatloaf (I found one with ground chicken and spinach that was amazing…), chilis, soups, and pastas – all good.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Crock pots are great for half assing things.  I make this shredded chicken recipe all the time :

http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2012/09/slow-cooker-shredded-chicken-lettuce-wrap-tacos.html

It tastes much much better than canned shredded chicken and is great as tacos, in salad, add some mayo and chopped veggies for a southwesterny chicken salad for sandwiches, add to stuffed peppers… its very versatile.

And this has nothing to do with mass prepping, but how to use all of the random veggies that are starting to go bad.  I always keep frozen pie crust around and use the last remnants of onions and other veggies and make them into a quiche.

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