I always try to take out the meat we need for dinner in the morning or even the night before. That way even if I just pop chicken pieces in the oven if I'm too tired to do anything 'proper' it takes no time at all to boil or stirfry up some veggies, occasionally with Chinese noodles and chilies if I'm in a particular hurry or late getting myself together... I also delegate some of the cooking to my significant other - he cooks a mean paella!!
Another family wedding to prepare for in November 2017...
When I was teaching, I'd cook a Sunday Dinner. I'd cook double everything and package the extra meals up. Same thing for Tuesdays. Sometimes on Saturday I had enough energy and time to cook a meal again. It was nothing to do the double meal as long as I had planned and had the ingredients in the house.
That gave me 3 - 4 extra servings of evrything I had cooked. When I was at home and needed a meal, I was very happy to warm something up from my freezer. If you freeze the sides separately from the main course, it's easy to mix and match so you don't feel like you're eating the same thing all the time.
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