I’m preparing to go to Israel for a couple of weeks for a work conference. So in addition to preparing for the big conference, I’m also preparing the house and the family for my being gone for two weeks. I know that the house can run without me, but I panic. I’ve been gone for a week before, but never two! My husband isn’t a bad cook, but he is limited in the kitchen and has limited time for recipes. I decided that I needed to come up with a food plan ahead of time. I began planning a month in advance. I set aside my Sundays for cooking and freezing a few dishes to ensure that my kids would not be feasting on ramen and Wacky Mac each night. Mind you, they’d be thrilled with those options. I just want some more nutritious options in their bellies. I also wanted to make it easy on my babysitter. A simple reheat makes things uncomplicated. Everything is properly wrapped and labeled. All that needs to be done is a quick chopped salad and dinner is done!
Here are some of the dishes I already have ready to go:
French Onion Soup | Carrot Ginger Soup | Moroccan Lentil Soup | White Bean and Kale Soup | Split Pea Soup | Vegetarian Chili | Vegetable and Black Bean Burritos | Mushroom and Onion Quiche | Baked Mushroom Macaroni and Cheese | Eggplant Pasta Bake | Homemade Pizza Bagels | Veggie Burgers | Veggie Meatballs and Sauce | Quesadilla Pie | Quinoa and Chickpea Loaf | Lentil Sloppy Joes
*Please let me know if you’d like me to post he recipes to any of the above dishes that aren’t already linked
and I will try to make them a future feature.
P.S. If you have any great foodie suggestions in Israel, let me know in the comments below!
While trying to come up with my own menu plan, I sought out some help from many of my foodie friends. Sharing some fantastic ideas with you here! Do you have a favorite freezer-friendly dish? Share them in the comments below.
Roasted Winter Vegetable Chowder - Kitchen Treaty
Crockpot Pumpkin Red Lentil Chili - Kitchen Treaty
Slow-Cooked Split Pea Soup – This American Bite
Carrot Soup with Coconut Milk - JewHungry
Roasted Red Pepper Soup – Tales of an Overtime Cook
Baked Falafel - May I Have That Recipe
Pretzel and Cashew Crusted Tofu - May I Have That Recipe
Crepe Lasagna - Because I Like Chocolate
Green Mac & Cheese – The Kosher Foodies
Whole Wheat Cabbage & Mushroom Galette – The Kosher Foodies
Peas and Shells with Vegan Alfredo – JewHungry
Eggplant Casserole – EverydayMaven
Asparagus, Dill & Onion Egg Casserole – EverydayMaven
Broccoli Kugel Muffins - Tales of an Overtime Cook