Sometimes the problem is there is not enough of a food left for the whole family, so it ends up staying in the freezer for way too long. With 2 young kids, for me there aren’t any solo meals to use up those foods. Last night I decided to make the last of a very small bag of perogies, as well as the last of some organic chicken fingers.
On their own neither item would have been enough for the 4 of us, but together we could each have a small portion of both. That was my solution. Although cooking a couple of things in one night may not be that appealing to consume foods before they go bad, consider doing it on a night you don’t have as much going on.
Cooking dinner last night was very peaceful. Yesterday the kids and I went for a walk to get some fresh air and a bit of exercise. My husband takes a train to work so I loaded the kids in the stroller and we walked around the long way to the train station. The walk home with Daddy was nice too. When we got to our house Daddy and the kids stayed outside a little bit longer so Big Brother could ride his bike. That meant I was inside cooking dinner all by myself, and I enjoyed my solo time.
Usually when I start cooking the kids get immediately hungry and have a hard time waiting for it to be done. The smell of the food is too much for them I think J. However, last night there was none of that going on so I made sure to enjoy it.
The organic chicken fingers were easy, just had to bake those. The perogies I boiled. On the side I sautéed 1 HUGE red onion in some olive oil, salt, and pepper, and tossed the perogies into the pan for 1 minute after they were done boiling. For a vegetable, and some added nutrition I tossed baby carrots in olive oil and 3 cloves of sliced garlic with a little bit of salt, then roasted them in the oven at 400 degrees, which was the temp required for the chicken fingers.
There is rain in the forecast for the next several days so I’m off to discuss with the kids if we should try to fit in another walk before it gets here. Have a great evening!
What is in your freezer you want to use up?