I was still eating healthily, which I put down to the advance cooking I did. I'll definitely be doing that again next term, because there's no reason to assume I'll be any less busy and quite a lot of reason to assume I'll be more so.
Last night I was planning out some recipes I want to try. It was useful having frozen meals but they were mostly either Quorn pie, or tomato sauce. I'd like to have a proper cooking blitz to get a variety of meals in there. The criteria for recipes are quite simple: they have to be freezable without detriment to their texture, they have to be fairly easy to cook, and they have to be things I'll actually want to eat.
So far the list looks like this:
- Potato and courgette pancakes (no idea whether these will freeze well but I expect so)
- Cheesy lentil dip
- Spaghetti bolognese
- Spinach and mushroom lasagne - a Jamie Oliver recipe but I can no longer find the source
- Macaroni cheese - still looking for a good recipe for this
- Soup of varying kinds, I'm going off canned soup although it is quite convenient
- Curry, or what I would call curry, which is really just vegetables in curry sauce
- Quorn, pea and leek pie - I wasn't madly keen on this when it was fresh but freezing it actually improved the texture
- Vegetable Charlotte
- Fruit crumble, frozen in portions so I actually get round to using up the stewed fruit