Grill once and eat twice or more.
A time-saving tip is using my meal plan for the week and checking what meat or vegetables I can prepare in advance to make another dinner quicker. For example, tonight we’re having Italian chicken on the grill and tomorrow we’re having Pesto pizza with italian sausage. Rather than waiting until tomorrow night to cook the sausage on the grill or saute in a pan. I can make it tonight using the same heat source as my chicken.
Any protein can be grilled, baked, boiled or sauteed ahead of time and frozen for quick meals in the future. I often make a double or triple batch of chicken WHILE THE GRILL’S HOT and slice it into convenience chicken for salads, sandwiches, wraps and more.
Bottom line: Don’t let your grill sit half empty. Fill it up and make use of your money (propane fuel), your time (waiting and flipping) and your energy (you save yourself a lot of physical energy when you make meals ahead of time). Do you need to quick thaw some more items for your grill? Use the cold water thawing method for an hour or two and get ready to grill and freeze all your meat for the entire week.
I have the option of cubing the sweet Italian sausage for a pizza meal or freezing some for another meal. I am doing both.
Three meals from one grilling session. That’s how we work and freeze around here because we have four hungry kids and hungrier parents when 6:00 p.m. rolls around.
How about you? Do you fill your grill for just one item or do you go on a hunt for more?