Cooking for just myself now...
But sometimes my daughter (a new working mommie with no time to spare) will stop by after a busy work day and I will gladly have her choose
"shoebox main meals" to take home too. These are frozen main meal items that I have put into a clear "shoebox" plastic containers..in individual sandwich
sized baggies ..so for example today I cooked in my crockpot a package of bonless chicken breast 1.59 lb on sale at Frys/Krogers with a 1/2 jar of
salsa.store brand 1.99..(used only half).... then shredded.the chicken and placed 6 individual servings into sandwich sized baggies labeled and froze flat in my
freezer, when frozen I put them (standing up like a card) in a clear shoebox sized container which i keep in my freezer labeled "main meals"....so each
weekend I only cook one new "main meal"..but on the average after cooking a small roast or meatloaf or whatever I usually have 4 to 6 to freeze. You could
adapt the portion size to your family...I started doing this mainly because I don"t like to eat the same thing day after day yet wanted the convience of
not cooking after a 10 hour work day. I also do this with my veggies...just divide up a 16 oz. bag into small portions it saves me time..and no food waste...
Im not trying to cook for the whole month...just to have main meals ready after a long day's work.
Hope this helpful for someone else...Take care my friends deb in az