I've got a confession to make. Although I've published several well-regarded cookbooks, I have days where I really don't feel like cooking. I have days when I've been running around all day running the kids to and from school, football practice, ice skating, karate, gymnastics and any number of other activities they're involved in, all while working a full-time job and trying to keep the house clean.
By the time dinner rolls around, I don't feel like even thinking about dinner, let alone standing in front of a hot stove while cooking a traditional meal.
I'm sure many of you out there can relate. Regardless of why you're busy, be it kids, work, school or any number of other time-vortexes in your life, it remains a fact that most of us simply don't have time to cook full meals. Every precious minute saved cooking is a minute we could spend on other more important tasks. You know, like downing a glass of wine while catching up on one of those shows we've had sitting on the DVR for the last 5 years.
Freezer meals have been a blessing around my household. They save me a ton of time and, as an added bonus, they save a bit of money as well.