24 Apr The Secret to Good Food When You’re Sick
Last week, I was out of commission with a nasty virus. Cough. Cold. Fever. Add one sick six-year-old to the mix and, needless to say, not much cooking was going on at my house. But we did manage to eat home cooked meals. The secret?
Meals in my freezer. My motto is when you’re cooking, make twice as much and freeze the rest. So out came lasagna one night, roast chicken another night. My husband transformed chili by adding tomato sauce and pasta, and voila, a whole new meal.
Sometimes, going the extra mile and planning ahead pays off when you’re facing a time crunch. I love time-saving tips when I’m cooking e.g. healthier convenience foods such as frozen vegetables and canned tomatoes, beans and lentils are handy to have. And I also love transforming leftovers into something deliciously new. Got salmon? Mash them with sweet potatoes, add green onions to make fish cakes.
Unlike what the picture suggests, thaw frozen meals in the fridge overnight or use the microwave (never on your countertop). Bring all leftovers to a safe temperature so that they are piping hot.
Time to replenish my stash of frozen meals. What’s in your freezer?