Tuesday, April 7, 2009

20 Days in 5 Hours

On Saturday, I had three burners going at once, sauteeing onions on one and turkey with onions in the other two.
Upper left burner: Meaty Tomato Sauce
Upper right: sauce for Turkey Lasagna
Lower right: Tomato sauce with a dash of cinnamon to remind me of my mom's chicken kapama -- a Greek dish.
All of these dishes are either straight from my favorite cookbook, Cook's Illustrated's Best Light Recipe), or based on a recipe in the book.

All in all, I cooked

  • Turkey meatballs (5 servings)
  • Turkey meatloaf (5 servings)
  • 4 medium pizza crusts (8 servings)
  • Turkey lasagna (8 servings)
  • Meaty (turkey) tomato sauce (5 servings)
  • Cinnamon tomato sauce (6 servings)
Including the two meals of rosemary chicken already in there, there are 20 dinners for two in our freezer! Ignore the Lean Cuisine, which is reserved for a dinner emergency. I don't think we'll need those anymore.

Before: Bag-o-veggie scraps, veggie stock, chicken stock, rosemary chicken chunks, butternut squash soup, frozen chick peas and black beans


The plus side of it all? (Besides the other things I mentioned before) A full freezer works more efficiently!


  1. What great meals to enjoy in the future... nice job!!

  2. Wow, this is amazing! Great job at prepping in advance - must make weeknights so much easier!

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