Originally Posted by sattie
Wow... reading some about some of quickie back up meals makes me feel like I have been slumming it!
**Hangs head in shame....**
don't do that!!! you're a good cook, and you obviously love doing it!
when I was cooking with little kids, I always had bluebox mac'n cheese and a box of frozen chix nuggets on hand, as well as frozen pizzas. Its still good, we just try to dress it up a little more these days. We still eat a bowl of cereal or some crackers and cheese every so often!
I also kept ground beef cooked with some chopped onion in the freezer in 1-lb. ziploc freezer bags so I could get a jump on spaghetti sauce or cream of mushroom soup goulash in a skillet when I got home from work & running the kids around to practice, etc.
I know there is a lot of other wonderful fast-prep ideas out there - y'alls TNT pantry backups - and I love hearing about those things! Love love love sharing ideas!!!