Now that school has started, I've come to the conclusion that I need to stock my freezer with already prepared foods so that I can get dinner on the table in a very quick fashion. We've got one girl that works/baby-sits most days after school and another that is in volleyball. The first question out of their mouth when they hit the door is, "When are we eating?". Arriving home at 5:20 isn't conducive to having dinner on the table at 5:45. My goal is 6'ish so I don't have a lot of time to work with but if part of the meal is already prepared it goes much faster.
This week I've been trying to stock my freezer with items that will cut-down on my preparation time. So far, here's what I've added to the freezer.
1# Italian Sausage, browned
Homemade Pizza Sauce (enough for 2 pizzas)
4.25# Taco Meat
2.5# barbecued beef, shredded
10 breakfast burritos (made on Sunday, wrapped individually)
These items won't make a meal on their own but they'll definitely be time-savers when it comes to getting dinner on the table.
And surprisingly, it hasn't been that difficult. I've done just a little bit extra each day and it has added up.
Do you have any time-saving tips to share?