Cooking can be fun. Preparing a delicious healthy meal for your partner, family or even just yourself is one of life’s great pleasures. But it can also be a time-consuming chore (just ask any parent).
Batch cooking and storing your leftovers is an efficient way to save both your time in the kitchen and money. With a little forward planning, you can serve family favourites all through the week and still have time to homeschool the kids.
Now more than ever, the need to minimise food waste and store our leftovers is vital. We’ve put together a few tips to help you maximise your batch cooking and make sure your leftovers are just as delicious defrosted as they were the day you cooked them.
Cook more than you need
Batch cooking is essentially eating leftovers. You just need to cook more of what you’re having today and freeze it for another day. If you’re cooking for yourself, cook for four. If you’re cooking for a family cook for eight, that should be enough.
Batch cooking is time-consuming and requires an investment, both in terms of time and money, so you need to be sure that what you’re cooking is going to get eaten. Start by making a list of your family’s favourite foods; the things they always wolf straight down with no fuss.