{31 days of easy organising solutions} – always cook double

I really love food but what I don’t love is slaving away in the kitchen.

My rule is to work as smart as possible and to always cook at least double.

E.g. if I cook a bolognaise sauce, we may have it with pasta once, as a topping on baked potatoes once and also on top of rice.

I freeze portion sizes so that I can easily defrost a container at a time.

By the way, we won’t eat it all in one week. Usually just once a week but then I know for the next two weeks I have a meal ready.


We even do this with rice or pasta. Cook double so that one night later that week I don’t have to bother thinking about the starch component, especially later in the week when I’m more tired.

I do this with vegetable prep too.

It takes as much work to peel a few carrots as to do the whole bag. We go through a 1 kg bag every week because I take carrots to work to snack on about 2 – 3 times a week and the babies (three-year-olds) LOVE carrots too.

Over to you. Do you cook double? Why or why not?

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  1. I am applying this habit for years already, and it always pays off when I get unexpected guests, for instance – they are in awe that I could prepare something so quickly, where I only defrosted it.
    Thank you for underlining this easy way of housekeeping again. I enjoy all your ideas, you make me think and decide! Keep up the good work 🙂

  2. Claire Barn says

    I am definately starting this plan! What a simple, but effective idea

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