Do you live alone? Have the kids left the nest? Perhaps you are simply a busy worker/professional/parent/carer with little time for fancy meals every night? Cooking for one or two people every night can soon turn into a chore, plus all that cleaning up each time?
Why not manage your time differently and spend 2-3 hours once a week prepping, cooking, portioning and vacuum sealing all your meals in advance? Below are my Top Tips for Fast & Easy Meals!
Over the past years we have traveled all over Australia demonstrating our vacuum sealers at a variety of Expos and Events, and I had little time for cooking whilst on the road I can assure you! So I planned ahead and for a week in advance I set aside a couple of hours here and there and whipped up a few different dishes and bulk cooked at once.
Keeping it even simpler is to use a simple cooking technique. For example, I am a big fan of one-pot cooking where you simply toss all ingredients into one pot and bake! Last weekend I made 3 different dishes and cooked them all at once. Once cooked and cooled, I then divided each meal into portions and vacuum sealed. The rest of the week was a breeze when it came to meals, and it was great to have choices!
*Remember to label everything and the dates you sealed, a lot of meals look surprisingly similar once they are frozen!
IDEA: Got some frozen pastry sheets in the freezer? Spread leftover Spaghetti Bolognaise sauce and sprinkle with parmesan cheese and spinach leaves, then gentry roll into a log, brush with egg yolk and bake at 220°C for 20 minutes. Pinwheels make great lunch meals and easy reheat at night!
I hope this helps inspire you to get busy in the kitchen this weekend and save yourself some time and hassle during your busy working weeks! Don't forget to post your thoughts and feedback below, or share your favourite one-pot meal with us!
Have a great weekend,