I’m going back to school this Fall. Hopefully it will be my last semester there for a while and I will graduate in December. Hopefully.
I panicked today thinking about meals and being gone from home all day three days a week. I’ve been at home all day for a long time and thinking of making meals ahead is not new to me but it kind of sneaked up on me. Or maybe it snuck up.
Anyway, I am making plans. the first plan is to purchase a ….microwave! I haven’t had one in about 6 years. Every person in the house has groaned about it at least once, including me. Maybe we won’t get all nuclearized. I think we’ll get a very small one and take our chances. Because I am all for quick and stress-free meal prep right about now.
Next thing on my agenda is to put together make-ahead breakfasts. I will get these recipes on the blog as soon as I have some good pics of them. Here is what I have so far:
Boiled Eggs on English Muffins with Cheese and Herbs and Stuff. I need a shorter name for that one.
Sausage and Potato Hand Pies. Kind of a homemade hot pocket/Cornish pasty thing.
Muesli – this is like granola but uses a binder like Kefir or yogurt
Then I will get some lunch ideas together that can be easily taken with me as I leave for the day. I like cheese, apples, boiled eggs, carrots, stuff like that so no problem there.
Dinner time though…… there’s the challenge. I am going to be relying heavily on my crockpots. For years I have put together freezer meals for the crockpot. I started when I read the book, Once A Month Cooking by Mary Beth Lagerborg and Mimi Wilson. In 1986, people! That’s a long time ago but the book is still in print and they have a we site with recipes and all that.
So my choices for suppers are endless and I will try to get all my meals for the week together and in the freezer or frig on Saturday. Which brings me to the next conundrum…. how to get my weekly schedule put together in a way that works for me.
I’ll get recipes and schedule ideas up asap…….