I finally got some meals done. This morning I started by cutting up onions, garlic, carrots and Celeryâ€¦
Cooked the onions and Garlic with two Family size packs of ground beef.
Filled 5-6 bags with that mix (two big portions aside) and froze it… (the prepared frozen ground beef with onions will be used in recipes that call for browned ground beef like tacos or shepherdâ€™s pie)
Cooked up the carrots and celery in two big pots and added meat to both of them and then canned tomatoes, puree etc and spices and made one big batch of chile and one big batch of Spaghetti sauce.
While that was simmering I made two loaves of Banana Bread and baked them.
While the Banana bread was baking I made two Apple Pies which I put in the Freezer before cooking and then froze one of the Banana breads (Simon wanted to have one left out to eat) but froze a Zucchini bread that I made the other day instead….
Then I baked a big squash that I had on the counter for a few weeks now that I needed to cook upâ€¦. and then bagged and froze that.
Then I cut up a big peice of Pork that I had bought on special and got 4 very large porkchops out of it and then cubed the rest and marinated them for souvlaki brochettes and put them into bags that will make two very generous size suppers for us allâ€¦.
When the Chile had cooled slightly I put it in Ziplock bags and got 3 meals worth out of it and the spaghetti sauce will give me quite a bit more than that but I am just waiting for it to cool nowâ€¦
I am really happy with todayâ€¦ I still have quite a few things that I want to get done but at least I have really gotten my head startâ€¦
I already had a portion or two of spaghetti sauce in the fridge and I had a few meals worth of homemade burritos and enchilada sauceâ€¦ now with the things that I have today I have some things that I can fall on when I donâ€™t feel like cooking, especially after the new babe comesâ€¦ I am going to plan another one of these days again soon and get even more doneâ€¦ I also want to start making meals double the size and freezing halfâ€¦