Friday, June 22, 2012

It Pays to Cook in Bulk

Thrown Together in 10 Minutes

So yesterday was a busy day for my family.  My wife and I worked all day.  My son when to a "farm park" for a field trip.  It is a working farm that people pay money to get tours of.   You see, near major urban areas farms become tourist attractions.  It was a neat experience for him.  My daughter had a swim test in the morning and her last tee ball game  of the season at night.  The kids were fed by their grandma before the game.  By the time we got home at 7:30 my wife and I looked at each and wondered what the heck we were gonna eat.

Soon we discovered that it pays to plan ahead when you forget to plan what to eat at the end of a day.  We always cook in bulk so we will have left overs for breakfast, lunch, and sometimes dinner.  The great thing about nutritious and delicious leftovers is that they are versatile.  

I ventured into the fridge to figure out what I could do quickly and easily.  We had a spicy rice + chicken dish (made from a leftover roasted chicken), a dozen of the best eggs I can buy, and some steamed greens and broccoli from our garden.  I scrambled 6 eggs with the rice and cooked it in left over bacon grease then topped with a sliced avocado.  The garden is bursting with greens and broccoli right now.  On separate occasions in the last few days, we steamed the mixed greens and the broccoli.  I sauteed the two together with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

After ten minutes while using one pan, we ended up with a great meal that I felt confident would nourish us in many different ways.  The moral of the post is to cook in bulk as often as you can because you never know when the hectic schedule of life will make it challenging to feed you and your family well.



AverageMarriedGuy said...

Your neighborhood animals must be nicer than ours. We have a "real" garden for the first time and rabbits are eaing the crap out of our broccoli, though are leaving our kale alone.

We too, with a busy family, find it necessary too either plan ahead or eat crappy.

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Chuck said...

i have had no problems this year until yesterday. everything looked great in the morning. when i checked again last night, something (i think rabbits) nibbled my sweet potatoes to the ground but did not touch anything else. gonna have to figure this one out.

Chuck said...


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