Monday, February 03, 2014

Move Over Suzy Homemaker

Last week I kicked butt.  Now that's it's Monday again, I get another crack at a brand new week.  I love that.

One of my goals, is to have foods ready for the weekend.  Because even though I cook everything from scratch, I still struggle on the weekends that we're out and about.

But since I don't believe that convenience foods are worth the money, I have to think ahead.  So this week, one of my goals is to bang out a freezer prep day.  A mass production of pizzas, sub rolls, calzones and/or strombolis.  I'm ready to kick butt and make my weekends easier. 

Move over Suzy Homemaker.  There's a new Whisk in town.

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  1. Smart move - prepare ahead so you'll eat good on the weekend.
    Did you put hearts on Tim's site again this year?

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    1. Not yet. Not sure what I'll do this year to his blog, was thinking about that last night.

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  2. Wait a minute! You're saying you're NOT Suzy Homemaker? :D

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    1. That's pretty good, Stacy. I think I just might be.

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  3. boo and hiss at convenience food.....

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    1. Boo and hiss indeed.

      Before Christmas we ate out someone to the tune of 31 dollars for a crappy starter, two mains and a tip and it made me sick to think of good money, wasted.

      I haven't been out since, though I'm not saying never, but for now, I have zero interest in wasting money on crap foods.

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  4. Now I really feel like a kitchen slacker!

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    1. Sometimes I feel like one, as well.

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  5. I used to use my weekends to prepare meats for the busy weekdays when my kids were little. I seldom do anything like that now.

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    1. Back when I was going to school and working, I would prep for the busy work week. It was fun.

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  6. When I cook I make huge amounts. Fortunately my husband enjoys leftovers. That's what gets us through!

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    1. We are leftover people as well. And my gosh, some things taste even better the next day.

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  7. I really admire that you make everything from scratch! I have never enjoyed cooking and baking.

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    1. What do you dislike the most about it?

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  8. Hubby hates leftover, but I have a freezer filled with cooked foods, soups, baked goods, etc. I either cook a meal from scratch each night or defrost something I've made previously. The whole family went out to Bertucci's on Saturday for Hubby's birthday, but I didn't go. I have a severe allergy to garlic and can't eat anything on their menu. Most of Bertucci's food is pre-made and they can't adjust it to my needs so I won't go there again. We did have a huge birthday cake that Hubby made. He does most of the baking theses days. Since we are getting clobbered with over a foot of snow right now, on top of what we already had, and more snow and ice later in the week, I'm so glad I have a freezer filled with food. On the downside, I worry about the power going out.

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    1. Hey Pat. Happy late birthday to Hubby, from me and Tim. Love the freezer stockpile. Our power goes out every now and then and it's something I am concerned with as well. Not fun.

      Sorry to hear about the garlic allergy. That's gotta be hard when eating out, for sure.

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  9. Can't wait to see the forth-coming pictures!

    Yummy!

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    1. Pictures are fun, but I only post a fraction of what I really cook and bake at home. Otherwise, it'd be picture, picture, picture. Too much.

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  10. Ooh...my friend makes a stromboli bread and puts American cheese in it. Delicious!

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    1. American is so milky and wet, but does taste yummy melted.

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  11. You go, girl! That is the best way to cook --- in bulk! Whenever I make meals, I usually make enough for a second time. Or third. Or fourth. Depending on the food. My spaghetti sauce usually turns out about 4 - 5 portions. Makes cooking that much easier.

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    1. Very cool. Did you have a favorite bulk dish to make or bake?

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  12. I love spending a day making things for the freezer. Feels good and future me is always thankful.

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    1. Future me, I love that. Anything your favorite to make ahead of time? I like the personal pan pizzas because they freeze so well.

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  13. I'm just loving those little animated pictures - sooooo cute!

    Good luck with filling up the freezer! Cheers, Jenny

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    1. Animated pictures are fun. Hope you're enjoying your new blogger challenge. Good luck and boogie boogie.

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  14. Calzones and pizza are always welcome!

    Think along the lines of fluffy kittens for Tim's page for Valentines...

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    1. Fluffy kittens, with little hearts floating around their heads. Gotta be girly.

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  15. I think the ultimate convenience food is an unheated pop-tart

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    1. That's a good one. Any special kind?

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  16. You're so right, convenient food isn't worth the money. Plus, it isn't exactly the healthiest of food to consume. But, sometimes, it's hard not to succumb to temptation and grab a greasy burger from Wendy's =)

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    1. For what they charge (off the dollar menu), for one big burger, I could make several better tasting ones at home. But it's easier for me to say now that I'm home all the time.

      Which is your favorite of theirs?

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  17. Good for you! I recently did the same thing for our weekly menus. It makes life so easy and less trips to the grocery store.

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    1. I remember having to do that too, back when I worked.

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