There are several meals my kids would eat all the time if I let them. My chili is one. Meatball subs is another. Both are super easy to make, but both take a little bit of time (browning the meat and simmering for the chili, and the rolling for the meatballs).
And the other day, I had an AMAZING idea. Why don’t I make TWO batches every time I make the meal? That way, I only have to make it ONCE!
Plus, if I poorly plan a meal for the week, I’ll have something in the freezer ready to go!
So I did. And it was BRILLIANT!!! I put the meatballs in a freezer bag, and then popped them out when I needed something fast. The chili takes a bit more planning, since it also requires Abigail’s Awesome Guac. But still – going to the grocery store for a few items is a lot easier than planning an entire meal.
Meatball sub recipe coming next time I make it so I can take some pictures.
Do you ever make double-batches of a meal? Tell me all about it.