The main problem is that I rarely have something prepared for meals ahead of time. It's much more likely that I'm facing a pile of leftovers that need to be added to the freezer stash.
But this past weekend I didn't cook. I simply ran out of time and didn't get around to throwing anything together. So I rummaged through the freezer to see what I could find. Lo and behold! I found treasure! I had some chicken zucchini casserole stuff (mystery casserole?) for lunch today and couldn't believe how delicious it was! OMG! So I got home tonight and went looking for more mystery casserole. I found another bowl so I'm set for lunch tomorrow. But guess what I'll probably be cooking this weekend for lunches next week?
I also found a container of homemade beef stew and more protein ice cream than I knew I had. A month or so ago, I pulled out some leftover Southwest Chicken and turned it into Tortilla Soup, which was delicious. Plus I discovered I've got a bunch of frozen fruit I'd forgotten about - so protein smoothies are on deck too.
Want some recipes of things that freeze well? Here's a few links from the Recipe Index
- Christine's Southwest Chicken
- Empty-the-Fridge Casserole
- Creamy Chicken and Mushrooms
- Crazy Beef Casserole
- Wendy's Chili - The Homemade Version
As for the chicken zucchini casserole I had for lunch today. I don't know what the recipe was. It was loosely based on Eggface's Double Dip Casserole -- but different stuff. Mine had chicken, zucchini, black beans, diced tomatoes, edamame and who knows what else (that's all I could identify clearly).
I think I'll venture into my freezer more often.