Tuesday, 23 September 2014
In which I plan to overcome the tyranny of the urgent...
I looked in my freezer last night and it is practically empty. This is a distressing realisation for this bunch of food-motivated people. So I have a plan. Well, I'm playing fast and loose with the term 'plan', but from 8.30 this morning we'll have no electricity, so I can actually construct a solid plan and then we'll be good to go. My plan is to put lots of stuff in the freezer so that over the next four weeks I can pull out good food rather than junk. It will be my buffer between my time constraints and our need to eat better than we have been.
Today I will sit down and think about what I'll put in there and how I'll go about it. For example, this week I have a casserole and a lasagna planned so that I can freeze half and voila I'll have two meals all ready to go on a whim. Maybe I'll even do a whole-month menu plan for the first time in forever and assign the kids to cook meals. Although with Miss Sunshine entering her final Yr12 exam period and Miss Mischief preparing for Yr11 exams just after that I think it'll be Mr Busy and the freezer stash I want to have there.
Alright....let the planning begin.