Meal preparation when you're working - page 3

I'm curious--how do you handle meals (at home) on days that you're working? Does someone else in your family make the meals? Do you eat frozen dinners or takeout? Do you prepare in advance and... Read More

  1. by   WDWpixieRN
    Quote from dansamy
    Retarded non-cook question: how on earth do you shred chicken? I'm not exactly Julia Child when it comes to the kitchen and cooking.
    LOL.....I haven't been back to look at this thread lately or else I would've answered sooner!!

    Yes, as lorenzo mentions, let it cook (you can boil or crockpot or whatever) and it should basically come apart pretty easily....I'm not sure how you'd do that on a raw bird though!!

    There are some terrific ideas on this thread indeed!!
  2. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from Lovely RN
    Try or join th emailing list. I receive books form them about every 2 months. Quick prep and very very simple. You will love it trust me.
    Lots of manufacturer sites have recipes on them. Kraft's is more extensive than most, but I have found good recipes on the Campbell's site and the Lawry's site, too. The good part about that is you can pick sites for the products you buy the most.
  3. by   prinsessa
    I don't work right now, but I am in school and have two children so I try to save time when it comes to cooking. One thing that is good (and not as boring as eating the same thing several days in a row) is to cook something that you can make several meals out of. For example I will cook chicken breasts, make tostadas one day and chicken salad the next day. Or I will cook steak one day and then chop up the cooked steak the next day and make a stirfry. I also love my crockpot. Spaghetti sauce is the best in the crockpot.

    I told DH that he has to get used to cooking more often because I might not have as much time when I am working. Especially if I get a job where I have to work 12 or 16 hour shifts. I think it is only fair that we share cooking.
  4. by   AdobeRN
    I live in the Dallas-FTWorth area and I get some of our meals from "At Home Dinners" & "Super Suppers". You actually go to these places and assemble casserole/easy to cook meals, take them home and throw into the freezer. Pretty simple & costs just as much as going grocery shopping for our family - but is saves me plenty of time.