In which I (remarkably) plan ahead
February 8th, 2012
I try to get out ahead of life when I can. I (sometimes) pick an outfit for the next day before going to bed. I (infrequently) pack my lunch in the evening. And I (occasionally) dabble in freezer cooking. I’m trying to be more intentional about that last one and have gotten pretty good about freezing single-serving portions of things like soup that I can then take in my lunch.
A few weeks ago, I had a surge of productivity and made a triple (yes, triple) recipe of a penne chicken casserole that’s a family favorite. We ate one batch and I froze the other two.
This wasn’t a random act. No, no. I had a plan. A dear friend of mine was very pregnant at the time, and I always want to be “that person who brings over meals for new moms”…but I usually fail to be that person. Thus I earmarked one of the casseroles for her.
The other casserole will debut tomorrow when we have friends coming over for dinner. I pulled it out of the freezer tonight to defrost and can just pop it in the oven tomorrow evening. Easy peasy.
Now I just need to get off my butt and take the other casserole to my friend and her lovely new son. Before he starts walking…