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Some good make ahead meals for the week

EddieK76EddieK76 Posts: 415
edited February 2012 in EggHead Forum
So since my wife and my schedule plus my sons sports have really thrown our week up for grabs and I'm tired of having to grab something quick to eat I want to make some make ahead meals for the week on the Egg. 

I am making some meatloaf, and if any grocery stores have a whole chicken on sale I'll get that too.  What else would be a good make ahead meal that either freezes well or will be fine in the fridge for up to 5 days.


  • I've had good luck with vacuum sealing and freezing pulled pork. I sealed them up in single portion sizes and reheated in a pot of boiling water.  Then you can make sandwiches, tacos, enchiladas, pizza, etc. 
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,734

    Spatchcocked Turkey, turkey leggs, and chicken. Also pulled pork is a keeper. Cook up and freeze hamburgers to nuke. Cook a ham..... You can't go wrong here.....

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  • EddieK76EddieK76 Posts: 415
    Next on my purchase list is a vacuum sealer.   

    As far as ham goes...Do I just get one of those precooked ones where I just heat it up or no?
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,479
    There is just the two of us but I will always cook a large amount. If I make beans I make a big pot. The same with chili and soup. Pot roast and I will cook two big ones. It doesn't take any more work to cook twice the amount of food. Don't pick up one chicken - get 2 or 3. All my leftovers are in foodsaver bags. Tonight we are having sliced pork loin from 3 weeks ago. I did a standing rib and sliced it thin for French dip sandwiches. ;;)
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • @eddie, go to food Savers websit ad sign up for their emails. They usually have the best deals. Got mine from them. Usually have sales for packages. Go there. I write it.
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