It's really sad when.... - page 2

As students, we all have had to sacrifice certain things in our personal lives until we get through school. What things have changed in your personal lives that just give you a chuckle? Every so... Read More

  1. by   camkib
    Originally posted by mchospicern
    When I was in nursing school, someone asked my son (5) what his favorite dinner was. "#7" he responded.
    That's so funny....I can totally relate:roll
  2. by   frannybee
    Originally posted by emily_mom
    Do you have any handy websites that you use to get ideas? I've looked into it, but I don't have a big chest freezer (just one of the smaller ones). I don't know if I'd have the room to do it.

    What kind of things do you make?

    Beef mince is a godsend - cook it up with onion and a little seasoning then freeze it in plastic bags (portion controlled for however many people need feeding). The bags don't take up much room in the freezer, and when you need a quick meal it's just a matter of defrosting or microwaving then adding your ingredients for:
    - bolognese sauce for spaghetti, or served without pasta over really fresh lettuce and tomatoes
    - kidney beans, spices and tomatoes for chilli con carne
    - gravy, peas and sweetcorn for savoury mince (great on toast!)
    - as above, then made into cottage pie with mashed potato on top.

    I also tend to buy chicken breasts in bulk, cook them without seasoning and freeze some of them whole, some chopped up. Defrost the whole ones and use as they are in burgers or plain with veg, and use the chopped ones for quick curries and pastas.

    Anything pasta-based with a sauce tends to freeze well, as does home made Chinese-style food. My Dad and I used to make a HUGE amount of Chinese food on a Sunday night - we'd have it that night, I'd have it for lunch the next day at school (with more than enough to share with my friends) and we'd freeze small lunchboxes of complete meals. We'd get at least 2 extra complete meals for the freezer each week and we were never short of something to shove in the microwave if we were feeling hungry and uninspired. We used loads of veg and not much added fat so it was a relatively healthy option, and we *never* got sick of it!

    There are always casseroles, stews and chunky soups too, but some of them don't freeze too well - everything mushes in together when they're thawed out if you're not careful!

    Any help?
    Last edit by frannybee on Feb 24, '03
  3. by   pkmom
    I usually cook every day for my family, but last semester was busy and we ate a lot of beans and rice!
  4. by   Asiancutie
    i feel sorry for my hubby because we have been eating out a lot, when i have no homeworks or projects, i try to cook for him his favorite meals.
    originally posted by rn2bnc's pretty sad that my kids think convenience foods are the real deal!:chuckle