Sorry for preponderance of 5/2 threads I am starting tonight - this is my fourth! But I have all the enthusiasm of a convert.
Can anyone suggest any suitable meals I can freeze for fast day suppers and then microwave when needed. I am trying to time my fast days for days when dh works late so I'd be eating alone anyway but by time I have got kids to bed alone I have no desire to cook.
Easy Scotch broth - two grated carrots, one chopped onion, half a grated swede and a small handful of barley. Fry off the veg, then simmer with the barley and two stock cubes until it's all soft - usually 20 mins to half an hour. I always rinse the barley first. Serves 5 - 6.
I freeze individual portions in takeaway tubs, but I think sandwich bags would work just as well as long as you wait until it's cooled down.
Order, my Harissa chicken lentil soup is really good to freeze - recipe on the recipe thread (sorry, can't link, on phone) but basically - diced chicken thigh fillet and onion in Harissa paste, add brown lentils and diced root veg, simmer in chicken stock. I make up a big batch with only enough stock to simmer, so I'm not freezing huge quantities of liquid - then defrost a portion, add more stock and some fresh green veg, simmer till tender.