Do you like to freeze meals but hate to see all of your plastic containers sitting in the freezer leaving you none in the cupboard to use? I have the solution.
Find a ceramic bowl that will fit your meal in it and give it a spray with some oil.
Take a long piece of foil and place in the bowl. Whack your meal in it.
Wrap up the foil and pop it in the freezer – now I know you are thinking
“but that is using a bowl….” just bare with me, the bowl won’t be there for long.
Leave the meal over night. Remove from freezer. Now we are going to take the foiled meal out of the bowl. You may need to sit the bowl in some hot water to remove the foil, but it might just slip out. This is why we used the spray.
I then put the meal into a plastic freezer bag, but it should be ok to just stay in the foil if you would prefer. Label using a permanent marker and Bob’s your uncle.
Hey presto – frozen meal and no container wastage. Yes Baby-Mac I am looking at you, start freezing those meals for when the baby arrives and you can’t be bothered cooking. I always love to have some dinners in the freezer for nights like this.
Meals that I find freeze well and are easy to make in bulk:
Crumbed Steak – if the beef is fresh and hasn’t been frozen you can just freeze it without cooking, or if it has been frozen you can cook it and then freeze (same goes for rissoles)
In other news…
I have the sorest bum from my 30 day challenge and today is only day 4… This little black dress challenge is really working I think. And as for my Get Sorted with Chards – I am all over it like a fat kid on a cupcake….you should see me go. Each day another thing. Yesterday I did my laundry and the day before that it was my wardrobe. I just don’t even know who I am anymore, I was telling DD (my Mum for anyone new around here) that she would be so proud of me and not recognise the place, I told Dad he should send help and that I am scared for me….what the hell is happening? Now that I have turned 36 I have totally matured and sorted my shit out…may also help that the baby is nearly 4 (thank the lord….I see the light at the end of the big black tunnel of toddlerhood). So things are looking pretty good on the home front – it is all done – all of it, even the boys rooms, decluttered and clear. Feels SO GOOD I tell you, you really should give it a whirl. I am in such a better head space. Thanks to all of you for keeping me motivated and giving me someone to be accountable too.
We are off over to Mrs Savvy B’s this afternoon, as soon as the boys finish school, for 2 nights. I don’t think we have been over there since last year, good heavens. I haven’t seen her for a good few weeks and I am suffering serious withdrawals. For anyone new – Mrs Savvy B is my bestie who also happens to live next door – which is actually a 2 hour drive away through 5 gates and over the QLD border….just popping interstate for the weekend….I know, I am so cosmopolitan it isn’t even funny.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. What are you all up to? Anything exciting? Nooooooosa, Brisvegas, perhaps just next door?
Now it is your turn to share your hints and tips. What meals do you freeze?
Any plans for the weekend?
How is your SORTING going?