I am the mother of five. One is married and the other four are in college.Of the four in college two are able to live at home and commute. Commuting saves a lot of money and cooking in large batches does too. It is usually just my husband and me eating alone at home. The kids classes are all over the spectrum. From early morning to evening classes. My husband and I eat first from the big batches that I make, I pack 2 to 3 lunches daily for husband,son and daughter. I also freeze 2 to 4 portions of each batch so I can send some to college for the other 2 that don't live at home. It gives them a meal or two less that they have to cook. I also have plenty of food left over to put into the freezer for a couple of extra meals. I like that I have extra meals in the freezer for emergencies this way if we get home late or run out of time to cook my freezer has ready to eat freezer meals.
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current weight: 357.6
Fitness Minutes: (54,999) Posts: 205 5/3/12 5:54 P
LOL Susan, my parents came from the old world where travel by horse and buggy was slow and people were hungry when they got there. (Thinking about it I feel really OLD!!!) Anyway, the first thing people did was put on a spread of food for the visitors, and people were always thankful for it. It's a hard habit to break, even though I'm 1 to 2 generations removed from it. By the way, just between you and me and the rest of spark people, I prefer southern food to the German stuff we got!!!! LOL Oh, and my husband wants a MEAL when he eats, I would be satisfied with a sandwich!!! lol
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Fitness Minutes: (54,999) Posts: 205 5/3/12 4:44 P
I know exactly what you mean.I am doing better, mainly bc my husband would rather have a sandwich instead of a meal. My problem is when the all the family is here on the weekends. My southern upbringing makes me want to cook ,cook cook. Heaven forbid anybody get up from the table hungry!
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current weight: 147.5
Fitness Minutes: (540) Posts: 187 5/3/12 4:36 P
I've finally figured it out, my problem is portion sizes. Growing up my Mom cooked big batches because she had 4 kids to feed. In college there was the cafeteria. Now, 27 years into marriage and 150 pounds later, I think I understand. I actually don't know how to cook for 2 or even 3 people. Everytime I go to the grocery store I over buy what I need; one little chicken breast is too little for 2 people, right? No?
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