When time is tight and your family is hungry, phoning for pizza or hitting a drive-through is a practically irresistible convenience. Instead of spending money on food that isn't that good (much less good for you), try stocking your freezer with a big batch of easy meal-starters. You’ll save time, money and effort on busy nights when your family is hungry and you’re starved for time (and the takeout menu drawer is calling your name). Prep a triple-batch all at once (during a fix-and-freeze meal party, perhaps?) or squirrel away extra prepared protein when meat is on sale. No matter your method, smart stocking of your freezer will help you get dinner done right.
Chicken Salad Club Sandwich Stackers: The Betty Crocker Kitchenscame up with a fun way to use this make-ahead chicken: a triple-stacked club sandwich made with chicken salad and garnished with teeny-tiny pickles. Tip: While you’re frying up bacon for the sandwiches, why don’t you pop some in your freezer? Simply wrap individual portions in paper towels; then place the towel-wrapped portions into a zip-top freezer bag. You can freeze the cooked bacon—perfect for adding to sandwiches and burgers, or for sprinkling on salads and vegetables—for up to six weeks.