My world of food prep


The past few months of stay-at-home cooking has made me a lot more savvy when it comes to food prep. :) It is a lot of work but I'm a make-it-from-scratch kind of gal. *winks*

I have "spare" food in the freezer for a quick brekkie/afternoon tea/snack...like unbaked cookies/scones. I always make an extra portion of pastry dough to freeze for a galette or chicken pie. And of course, there are varieties of frozen sourdough bread too.

I usually make a whole stock pot of chicken broth. It takes half the day to simmer but totally worth the effort. I take the meat off the bones once it's cooked so that I can use it for a quick weekday pasta lunch/salad. Then the bones go back into the pot to simmer for a few more hours. All I add is some onions, carrots, apple cider vinegar (to extract the calcium from the bones) and some salt. 

Once the broth is ready, I strain half of it into bottles to be refrigerated for the week and the rest goes into freezer-safe containers then into the freezer for later use. I use the chicken broth to make my own pasta sauce or a base for a quick tomato/carrot soup.

The Yams have a sweet tooth so I will make a week's worth of snacks that are conveniently packed into individual boxes in the fridge for a quick grab and go for those who are headed to school/work. I switch up the ingredients regularly so I don't bored making stuff and the family gets excited about a new flavour profile. :)

What about you? What is your meal prep process like?

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Mine is coming home from work and start cooking! LOL!! I loveeeeeeee this! Loving how you did the before and after of your prep to eat!! Very cool!

Lynn said...

You are a very ambitious home cook. Are you sure you don't want to open a restaurant? I love to cook too, but just make what I feel like eating for the day. Compared to you my cooking is simple and I don't always feel I need to start from scratch. I take shortcuts when possible. Your food look really delicious!

Bethany.Roisland said...

Great job documenting everyday life! Sometimes I feel as though I don't do enough of that. Thanks for joining us at Stick It Down this month! Your recipes look super yummy!!

Cindy deRosier said...

Great page! I loved learning more about your process. I do a lot of similar things. Right now I have homemade teriyaki sauce, peanut sauce, tomato sauce, and a ton of chopped veggies in the freezer. It comes in handy when I have a busy afternoon and not a lot of time to get dinner on the table.

Lizzyc said...

I dont think my prep is as good as yours!! i do like to cook too, and making soups in winter and having salads in summer is my go to.. I do like to make slices and sweets but I also like to eat them... and that is my problem!!! Nice on the lips bad on the hips!!

Attic Inspired Crafter said...

Cooking and crafting....my two favorite thing <3 Thanks for participating in this months challenge over at Stick it Down.

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