During the weekdays I leave my house at about 7:30 in the morning and don’t get home until about 6:30 that evening. This doesn’t leave a lot of time to cook a meal when I get home. Here’s a few tricks I’ve learned to make home cooked food fast.
On the weekends when I’m really motivated to cook, I’ll cook up a storm. I’ll make big batches of something, have some for supper and freeze the rest, in meal size. for later. Or I’ll make several meat loaves or hamburgers (sometimes both), have some for supper and freeze the rest for other nights. Maybe cook a large ham and use a small portion and freeze the rest in batches for quick ham and beans. I’m not always in the mood to cook, but when I am, I try to cook big.
In the last year I’ve learned to can meat. This is a great time saver because there’s no thaw time.