Momma always made meals ahead of time. You would always know when you were about to enjoy the same dish, several nights a week for a month, because she's be in the kitchen among gallon size tubs of ingredients with the vacuum sealer at her side. When Momma cooked ahead she cooked a single dish with the enthusiasm of a head chef- an entire freezer shelf would be chocked full of vacuum sealed baggies full of whatever recipe had caught her whim that week. Some of her favorites included (what I fondly call American) tamales, mushu pork rolls, fried rice, and stroganoff. Of course, looking back, I am sure Momma's meal obsessions were more driven by the need to take advantage of some extra hot deal in the grocer's meat department. Today, I utilize her techniques for inspiration to plan entire weeks of meals.
Have you ever prepped a large number of meals/portions at once? What meal would you like to have on hand for busy nights?
What Daughter Says: A vacuum sealer can truly be your secret weapon in the kitchen!
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