Prep ahead for Three meals at one time...

I tend to be a multi-tasker..
I also enjoy cooking, and I particularly like to cook several meals at one time,
or prep for several meals at one time. 
(which is also a major time saver in my opinion)

So I thought I would share an example with you today of how I 'prep' for several meals and
how it saves a lot of time.

For this example I used ground beef, and here are the basics of what I used..

2 lbs. lean ground beef
2 cans refried beans
1 can diced tomato's with green Chile's
Cheddar cheese
1 Onion (diced)
1 pint jar of tomato sauce
seasonings to taste

I started by browning the ground beef, with the onion.
Then when it was finished, I simply separated it to be used for 3 different meals.
About a cup of the meat mixture went into a freezer container to be used for spaghetti sauce
later on.   Half of the remaining mixture was seasoned for Nacho's..  (tomato sauce/seasonings to taste) and the other half I made into bean dip (using: diced green chile's/refried beans/a little amount of the tomato sauce/seasonings/cheese.. and when it is time to eat, just add chips!   :0)

So I have 3 meals that I would guess will take less than 20 minutes each max,
to finish putting together, when it is time to have dinner ready.
So on those days when something comes up etc.. it won't take long to still have a
home cooked meal ready to go.

I will be sharing on freezer cooking and how I made 6 meals from one pkg of chicken
later in the week.. :0)

Have a great Monday!


  1. I really need to start doing this and was in fact just talking about it with some friends recently. This would be a major time saver for me after work every day! Have a blessed week....Vicky

  2. Love it, I like to make things ahead too and always make two of a casserole so one goes in the freezer for later. Hugs, marty


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