This week has been a busy one for me. I was prepping for a webinar that I presented on Wednesday evening. And we all know that when preparing for a presentation, you are constantly practicing and tweaking what it is that you’re going to say. Even how you’re going to say it!
Basically I was focused on that event and nothing else leading up to the evening of the event.
This meant that when it came to meal planning I need quick and easy.
One thing I always stress with the majority of my recipes is: Go Big, or Go Home.
This is my way of saying, make a lot because you’ll want to have leftovers.
Leftovers are like a Food Insurance Policy.
By having leftovers ready to go either the next day or tucked away in your freezer, you are making sure that on those nights when you’re working late, or the kids basketball game ran over, or you are super tired, you’ve got something to turn to that isn’t fast food or take out.
You’ve got a homemade meal ready to go and all you have to do is heat it up.
Sometimes we can just heat up something as is, and sometimes we can tweak those leftovers to jazz them up.
By taking the time to plan a head just a bit, we can make sure that we feed ourselves wholesome foods even when we’re at our most busy or at our most tired.
This week, I turned to leftovers and simple dishes a lot.
- Sunday I pulled out some chili from the freezer.
- Monday I made a HUGE pot of haluski (recipe soon!) that would feed us through Tuesday as well.
- Wednesday, it was breakfast for dinner with scrambled eggs and black beans.
Having leftovers accesible made sure that even on this super busy start to the week, we had homemade hot meals ready to go at dinner time.
Now it’s on to planning my next webinar series and making lots of meals to stock my freezer back up with leftovers!
Tell me about your relationship with leftovers! Love or hate them?