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Impromptu Meals - how do I plan for them?

cstout | Apr 14, 2012 11:04 AM

I don't want to spend a whole day cooking five pounds of hamburger meat or chicken to put in little freezer bags so I will have them for the following week. Frozen cooked protein just does not appeal to me.

I don't want to plan the next week's menu for every day. (I really don't want to know what I will be eating on Wednesday, one day at a time is my new rule).

I don't want to make extra portions so there will be enough to redo tomorrow, although I am aware there are certain recipes that taste better the next day, so in that case, it is best to have "extra".

I DO want to be able to pop up from the computer or come in from wherever & throw together a simple but delicious dish, which means no running to the store for this, that or the other.

Am I asking too much out of life?

All this spontaneity surely must need some planning though. Are there certain things I should ALWAYS have in the fridge & pantry in order for this to happen?

If you are an impromptu eater, please let me know how you do it!! Singles & twosies could benefit from your ideas too.

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