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Taking a little bit of control

Monday, December 09, 2013

I am taking back control of my out of control life, one little step at a time.

I found some great freezer to crockpot meals - and added some of my favorites, and some other things I thought would freeze well - and had me a cook fest this weekend.

First was the trip to the grocery store! I was lucky with some chicken and meat sales, and with 10 for 10 cans of beans and veggies. I bought enough stock for 12-15 meals.

Next was all the prep, I cut, I chopped, I stirred for over 3 hours! But in the end I have 12 freezer meals in my freezer, one sweet potato chili done and eaten (with a couple bonus lunches), and one northbean spinach soup in the pot for today! That's 14 meals!!! Go me. Go me. Happy dance.

Healthy easy to make - family sized freezer meals that all I have to do is defrost and crockpot! Woot Woot. This will save me a bunch of stress from having to run home and cook. Or have to depend on someone to remember to do something - for us to have dinner ready. Oh yeah. With the left-over factor and just a couple soup/sand or salad days, this will take me through to the new year with just a couple of fresh fruits, a side here or there, and toilet paper runs to the grocery store - No more big ol grocery store runs for me - well till January at least! So happy. And at an average of 10 per meal, I so scored on the grocery money too!

But best of all, I think I managed to find me a couple hours a week in cooking and grocery shopping time! And I FEEL IN CONTROL! Oh yeah, needed that feeling.

Time, budget, healthy, oh yeah. So far so good, now I will just have to keep track of what everybody likes and what we can not make again.

So I now have the food, dishes, and laundry under control..... I just need to hunt down some dust bunnies.

I also have to wait another week to sign up (or not) for my marathon, there were issues with registration, and the site went down. Sigh. I can do it. Classes end December 14th, I can dump some crazy students, sign up for my race, and hopefully chillax my way through the holidays.

That's the plan.
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  • RUDITUDI2000
    Nice!!! Fantastic job, you are set up! Everything sounds so good too! Enjoy this special season of celebrations, now you have one less thing to do in your evening. I'm in awe, I'll have to think about this a little, soup is usually the one staple I have in my freezer for quick meals... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1534 days ago
    Best wishes on your journey. You can do it!
    1534 days ago
    Woohoo!! There are alot of sites and Pinterest boards with that freezer cooking method on it. I haven't used it because usually they are more geared toward stuff I don't really eat anymore (beans and carbs). I do LOVE my crockpot though and plan to use it as much as possible to free up some time during the week.
    1534 days ago
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