Remember how you used to be up cramming for classes? I've been doing the mom version of all nighters -- Sunday night meal prep. The last two Sundays I've spent between 5 and 11:00 p.m. doing the following (with breaks for childcare).
1) cooking dinner
2) cleaning kitchen
3) making lunches (by the way, it takes Ed more than 30 minutes to make two lunches when it is his turn. How? Why?)
1) Roasting a chicken, shredding, and tupperwaring it. (Like my new verb?)
2) Cooking up a pound of pasta. Tupperwaring.
3) Baking muffins for breakfast. Saran Wrapping.
The pasta gets doled out for lunch and dinner servings as needed. The chicken is added to salad, tacos, etc. Tonight we enjoyed what Ed has dubbed: Mama's Big Tacos. I do make a good taco.
Rachel Ray has a feature in her magazine this month involving making 20 dinners in two big sessions. Little much for my fridge. Do you meal prep??