Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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I know all about cooking batches of food and I don't mean to be argumentative, but it just doesn't work for us. If I freeze portions enough for all of us, then the teens aren't home half the time. If I freeze smaller portions, then I haven't thawed enough if they do stay home. The fact that nothing is in our freezer right now it testament to the fact that doesn't work for us.
Also it's a problem of "no one eats the same thing anymore" syndrome. This one hates curry; that one hates cooked onions; this one hates white bread; that one hates wheat bread; that one wants meat in the lasagna or won't eat it, but the next one is a vegetarian.....oh, and the 16 year old now balks at spaghetti sauce that has chunks - although I'm not quite sure what that even means! LOL
It's just much easier to make fresh vegies and protein every night and have some different breads and grains around for the choosing. I find I cook LESS doing that since all I'm doing is steaming a vegie, broiling meat, making rice, pasta, or setting out bread. It sounds like alot, but I'm not making Kiev Chicken or Salmon Bisque or anything like that! But thanks for the advice and I will check to see if the cold air from the freezer is cooling the fridge as well.
American in Australia; fiber artist; craft blogger; 2 grown kids; Aspergers