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Now that my work life is settling down {phewsh} I am really trying to get my act together around here. Not that things have been slacking, but that I’d like to be more on top of it all.
ANYWAY. I’m trying to do some pre-prep in the kitchen to save us both time and money. So far I’ve cooked 85 meatballs. I found a great deal on ground beef at Lucky’s on Monday so I cooked-up a bunch of meatballs to use in recipes. This morning I finally pulled out the bag of carrots I got super cheap and turned 1/2 of it into carrot sticks for lunches, etc.

Both of these things will save time and money, and I’d like to do stuff like this more often. Some other thoughts I’ve had is pre-packing crackers, etc. for school lunches or snacks.

What do you guys do as a pre-prep to save time/money? It seems like I have days with a little extra time that I’d like to get something like this done, for the days when we’re super busy (aka, soccer days).

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  1. Sarah says

    Hi Hilary!
    One idea I do often (helps me with my healthy eating goals, too) is to plunk a bunch of frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts in my crockpot and cook them on high about 6 hours. Then I skim the fat off and shred it all up with two forks (leaving the extra liquid all in there) and pour a jar of salsa over the top and mix it up. It’s delicious to serve over corn chips, in pitas, on pizza or as a quesadilla. I make enough to last all week for quick lunches or main courses.

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