Monday, 23 September 2013

Vegan MoFo - September 23rd - The Benefits of Bulk

I don't seem to have done very well with sticking to my themes during Vegan MoFo. Things crop up that lay waste to my best dinner plans, and then it all goes to pot.

To be honest, I didn't really plan anything for tea tonight. I was meant to do the shopping online last night but didn't get around to it, so we just had something out of the freezer instead - turns out it was chilli that I'd decided to defrost!

We generally have a stock of meal portions in the freezer at any one time. It's easier and more cost effective to cook in bulk - instead of trying to scale things down and using half of this and a quarter of that you can just throw it all in and freeze the extra. We generally make stews and soups that serve four people (there are two of us), and then portion up the remains individually so that we can reheat separate things if that's what we fancy. When I'm cooking a recipe, I'll generally make the whole thing even if it serves 6, 8, 10...





That's what happens when your kitten discovers he can make things move on the screen by climbing on your keyboard. I apologise.

As I was saying, freezing single portions is great for when you need a quick tea time or you can't be bothered cooking. You can reheat them in the oven, on the hob, or in the microwave - depending on what it is and what you like to use. I've started cutting excess cake into single portions and freezing that too so that we don't have to eat the whole thing in one weekend. Because until now we obviously had to finish it all or it would go to waste. We had no choice...

This is the naughty mister:

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