Since I knew I was going to be snowed in yesterday, I prepared when I went shopping, and decided to do some cooking and freezing. I've done this before, and I wonder why I don't do it more often. I spent the entire day cooking and freezing individual portions of meals to last me a month. The full day of cooking is a drag, but so worth it. A whole month of not having to cook is like a gift to myself! I now have pea soup, minestrone soup, spaghetti sauce and meatballs, refried bean burritos, and Thai turkey burgers to eat in lettuce wraps. I also have individual portions of salmon from Costco, big bag of mixed vegs from Costco, and individual portions of brown rice/quinoa. The freedom of not having to cook for a month is dizzying! It also means no pots and pans to wash! With spring around the corner (I keep trying to convince myself as I look out at the thermometer and all that snow!) I love the idea of being able to spend my time outdoors and not in the kitchen. I like eating healthy, but I don't like cooking every day, so this is perfect for me. I wonder if any of you out there do something similar. There are a lot of websites that have guidelines for doing this, but most of them involve cooking for families, so I've just come up with my own dishes that work for me in individual portions. I would imagine doing this if you have a whole family to cook for would really save a lot of time. You just have to be disciplined enough to spend that one day a month of drudge work. It makes me so happy to look in the freezer and see this...wheeeeeee!!!