Hi Pat! I usually use fresh veg because my hubby is very fussy and hates frozen carrots and brocolli but it is sooo time consuming. Perhaps he would feel differently if he was the one doing all the cooking. I don’t have a husband that cooks like Tree’s hubby unfortunately - the best he can manage is beans on toast.
Yes - i’m very good saving the pasta - but you haven’t seen the amount i cook.
I love cheese but am trying to cut down as it makes me put on weight. I am a cheeseoholic!!!
soups are always a good idea and big pans of stew you can freeze into portions.
Omlettes are a good quick meal also as you can throw in bits of ham and veg as well.
The slow cooker is also good with uncle bens sauces. I love sweet and sour chicken and rice. Put uncle bens sweet and sour in pot with small pieces of chicken. Leave on low all day. Serve with rice. Easy peasy.
I’ve just bought a bread maker as well, Pat. Finding it really useful.
I spend half my life in the kitchen! with 4 of us to feed. My Gran is 84 now and i also quite often cook extra for her to freeze so we know she is getting some decent food. She can’t be bothered to cook as much now.
Oh!.. and when all else fails…order a take-away! (this is my favourite idea!)
Chinese/indian/ or pizza preferably!! Yum yum.