Cooking Lots of Meals in One Day

I'm sick of coming home from work at 8:00 and still having to cook my dinner, so tomorrow I'm going to make a lentil soup, potato-leek stew, and nut loaf. They're going to be my lunches and dinners for the next 7 days.

I've never done something like that before, but I do think it'll save me time in the long run.

Do any of you do this?


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i used to do this. i would cook all day saturday and have enough meals for lunch and dinner for the next two weeks. i would just add a salad or fresh vegetables to my frozen meals. sometimes if i were really tired, i would just eat reheat a frozen meal.

it was really convenient, and I felt a lot better.

i need to get back into that good habit.
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The last time I did that, I made enough spaghetti sauce for 4 meals, 4 casseroles (2 kinds), boiled and deboned a chicken (froze the chicken and the stock) and enough soup for 4 meals. I need to do that again. It only took a few hours.
not really....

but i do buy "club packs" of meats like chicken and pork chops and freeze them individually for later use.

i re-use the freezer bags too!
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Yes, I do it. I like having a 'quick' meal for the nights I get home later. I highly recommend a food saver. They are great.
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The last time I did that, I made enough spaghetti sauce for 4 meals, 4 casseroles (2 kinds), boiled and deboned a chicken (froze the chicken and the stock) and enough soup for 4 meals. I need to do that again. It only took a few hours.
Originally Posted by Peppy
Wow Peppy, that's a lotta cooking! My hat is off to you, ma'am. That's a great idea, though!

The most I do is make two big "feast-y" type of meals (chili, curry chicken, jambalaya) and eat them throughout the week.

When I have a lot of energy to cook, I'll try Peppy's method one day.
I do this too. I make 3-4 meals on a weekend, divide everything up into individual servings, ziplock and then refrigerate/freeze.

The kids can have different things and this seems to make them happy.

It is a huge time saver - several nights a week they have after school extra curricular activities.
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Springcurl, could you post the recipes for the potato-leek stew and lentil soup, if you get a chance? Those both sound great!
I do this on Sundays usually. I boil eggs for the week, cut up tomatoes ala Subway for sandwiches, make soup, and usually cook chicken or beef to use in quick meals for the week. This is ultra convenient and healthy as I try to avoid processed food.

I"m making lentil soup this afternoon. Does yours have sausage in it??
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Springcurl, could you post the recipes for the potato-leek stew and lentil soup, if you get a chance? Those both sound great!
Originally Posted by hobbs


Hearty Lentil Soup


2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 cups finely diced onion
3 large garlic cloves
Salt and pepper
3 Tablespoons tomato paste
1/3 cup finely diced celery
1/3 cup finely diced carrot
2 bay leaves
cup chopped parsley
1 cup French green lentils
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon Sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
Chopped celery leaves and parsley

Heath the oil in a soup pot over high heat.
Add the onion and sautee until it begins to color around the edges, 5 to 7 minutes
Mince the garlic with 1 teaspoon salt
Work the tomato paste into the onion, then add the garlic, celery, carrot, bay leaves, and parsley and cook for 3 minutes.

Add the lentils, 2 quarts water, and teaspoon salt and bring to a boil.
Lower the heat and simmer, partially covered, until the lentils are tender, 25 to 35 minutes.

Stir in the mustard and vinegar. Taste and add more of either as needed.
Check the salt, season with plenty of pepper, remove the bay leaves, and serve, garnished with celery leaves and parsley.

The longer the soup sits before serving, the better it will taste.
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The lentil soup is delicious.

I'll post the potato-leek one in a bit. (I happened to have the lentil one on my computer. The other's in a cookbook in my kitchen!)


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I"m making lentil soup this afternoon. Does yours have sausage in it??
Originally Posted by shirleytemple13
I'm a vegetarian!


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Thanks Springcurl, it sounds yummy! I should eat more lentils but I don't know how to cook them, so I think this should be perfect.
Yes, I do this also. Although I have to admit, I don't cook these big beautiful meals. I'll just cook up a bunch of chicken breasts (to do w/ what I please, fajitas, salad, w/ rice), rice, lean burgers, potatoes & put em in tupperware so I can just grab something 5 times a day.

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Don't you (general you) get bored of eating the same thing though?
Don't you (general you) get bored of eating the same thing though?
Originally Posted by KateRoberts
Well, it'll only be for a week or so, then I'll change up!


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If you can make time on a weekend afternoon, this is the most efficient and convenient way to have home cooked, healthy food on hand throughout the week. (unless someone else is making those meals for you fresh everyday). It is also economical. When I do it, usually it is a bunch of marinated chicken breasts and a couple of one pot savory dishes.
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I enjoyed it.

I ended up not making the potato-leek because the lentil made an awful lot. Instead of one big veggie/nut loaf, I made five small ones... handy to take for lunch. I've got some mushroom gravy to put on the top of that.


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