I wrote about this waaay back when I started my blog--but I was the only one reading at the time, so here I am writing about it again...
Last night I went to one of those places (some of them are called "Dinner By Design") where you prepare a bunch of dinners so you can stock up your freezer and have them at the ready. It makes the dinner situation each night so much easier.
The extra fun thing is that I went with a group of friends and we chatted and had some appetizers and wine while we prepared the dinners. It was like a party! The place it set up in stations and all the ingredients are sliced and chopped with the measuring utensils at the ready--so you can whip the meals together really fast!
Each station has step-by-step directions and you assemble the food in different-sized Ziploc baggies which makes storing it in the freezer pretty easy.
I went off the deep end though, and made way too many dinners--my freezer is maxed out!
Imagine--I made all this in less than two hours:
--Egg nog French toast with apple cranberry compote
--Harvest spice cake
--Maple and mustard glazed pork roast
--Pork chops with bourbon sauce
--Spiked pork tenderloin with chutney
--Thai curry chicken
--French onion Salisbury steak
--Artichoke and leek risotto
--Bacon Parmesan green beans
--Brandied candied sweet potatoes
--Butterscotch spice cookies
Whew! That's a lot! We had the caramelized chicken and the green beans tonight--it was all really good. Pickle went crazy for the beans because they had bacon in them.
So if there's anything like this near you--I highly recommend trying it. Especially if you can get together with a fun group!