During the past month or two I have been very lazy with preparing my dinner time meal, just pulling random things out of the freezer or fridge with really no plan as to what I was making, this has contributed, along with the lack of exercise, to those few extra pounds which have registered on the scales.
January 2013 the month ----- I plan on being more organized with my meal planning, so it's full steam ahead, literally in my kitchen today. In the slow cooker there is a beef stew simmering away, chicken breasts are roasting in the oven, these will be combined with salads or pasta in meals later. Turkey bones are simmering away for a "stoup", a dish I make which is neither a soup nor a stew due to the consistency of the broth and the quantity of the vegetables I put in it. The ground beef thawing on the counter top will end up being chili, by the end of the afternoon. Meal size portions will be stored in the freezer and taken out when required. These along with some ham and meatballs left over from the holidays plus some fresh fish that will be purchased the day I use it, I will have a variety of dishes to choose from, just adding a salad or veg. a proper meal will be ready in no time. Next weekend I will take advantage of the cheaper electricity and do some additional quantity cooking. Hopefully, by the end of the month I will be in a routine that will see me doing this at least one day per week throughout the year. Knowing some of my fellow bloggers will want to keep abreast of my progress will help me stay on the straight and narrow.
There is also another reason for this cooking frenzy, more sewing time, I am getting my mojo back and ready to get into that sewing room. Again, to be more organized, for every quilt I start, one of my UFO's will be completed.
Them bones, them bones them dry bones, well they are not dry yet but soon will be as I am now off to take the meat off of them.