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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

When I cook, I like to make meals that will include leftovers. Some to be frozen, some to stay in the fridge for lunches and a later 'smorgasbord'. Last night, I made a huge pot of chili. Some will be for tonight; I know I won't have time/energy to cook tonight. Some went in the freezer for a future/unexpected time when a 'life' emergency comes up. I think prepping ahead is the best way to avoid ordering take-out and defaulting to unhealthy choices.

My 3 kids are picky (by my standards). But, the more time I spend with other people who have kids, the more I'm realizing that my kids eat more variety of foods than other peoples' kids do. I think they just have 'preferences'. At least I don't have kids who will only eat chicken nuggets, hamburgers and pizza. My kids like those things, but they also enjoy fruits and vegetables and are not too resistant to trying new things. They just don't prefer spicy food (although my middle is becoming more adventurous about this area of cuisine).
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  • CODEMAULER
    Batch cooking is a big deal in our kitchen. Since it's just the two of us, leftovers are frequent.
    879 days ago
  • -POOKIE-
    I love batch cooking and freezing in portions to help my future self. I am stocking up now as I am half way through my 2nd pregnancy and will need these things being easy!
    879 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    My mom was a great believer in "if the kids are hungry enough, they will eat what I serve". I wasn't nearly as tough a mom. Sigh.

    Glad you're planning ahead for your own energy preservation! emoticon
    879 days ago
  • JOHNMARTINMILES
    Great planning strategy. As for the kids, they will survive!

    Keep on keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life,
    Until tomorrow!

    879 days ago
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