Moving is an extremely stressful process for many reasons, but having your daily routine completely thrown off may top the list. With dishes and cooking utensils packed up in scattered boxes and limited time to go to the grocery store, keeping your family fed is quite a hassle. Ordering pizza and going out for each meal can add up and get old quickly. A great solution is preparing a month’s worth of frozen meals all at once, ready to be taken out and heated up at any time. “Investment cooking” is quite simple—when you cook, make multiple portions and freeze the extra servings.
There are several tips to follow to ensure that your investment meals do not go to waste. The first step is to plan multiple family-favorites to prepare all at once. While shopping, only purchase as much as needed to feed your family three or four times, and no more. Otherwise the extras you buy will most likely sit in the back of the freezer and go to waste. Make sure to invest in quality containers that will protect your food from spoilage and freezer burn. Also, be sure to label all containers with the name of dish, cooking directions, the day’s date and the use-by date.
When you’ve had it with pizza delivery, investment cooking is a great tactic to help you and your family through the stressful post-move disruption of your day-today routine.
Source: www.HGTV.com, Excerpted from Houseworks, by Cynthia Townley Ewer