Avoiding the Drive Through: Make Ahead Meatballs

From the feedback I’m getting it seems you guys like the practical posts about avoiding the drive through, making your own self care products, etc.  I’ll try and include more of those in the weeks to come, so if you have any ideas of specific topics you’d like to see, feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email!  Today I’m going to tell you about one of my favorite ways to avoid the drive through: make ahead meatballs.  I had just started making a batch of these the other day when I thought “this would be a great blog post!”  So, I whipped out my camera and decided to take some pictures.  Forgive my dirty food processor, I’d already used it! Continue reading

Avoiding the Drive Through: Batch Cooking

Prepare for your kitchen to explode when you do batch cooking!

I love to cook.  Ever since I was in college I’ve loved experimenting with new recipes and finding ways to make my favorite meals at home, and better than I can get them at a restaurant.  It appeals to my frugal side too, as eating out can quickly diminish the balance in your checking account.  But sometimes, cooking gets to be too much.  After a long day at work, or a day out kayaking, or when I’m sick in bed, cooking is nothing but a chore.  So how do you handle those days without making a run to the local fast food chain?  The answer lies in batch cooking. Continue reading