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Lasagna: A Great Freezer Meal, and Other Updates

Lasagna was on the schedule for dinner tonight. (I’ve started making a Google calendar for my meal plans. That way I can not only look ahead to my plans, but I can look back at what we’ve had recently.)

When the afternoon got busy, I started to worry that there wouldn’t be time to make it. But I remembered, once I got started, how easy it is to make. The time it took to go from meat-browning to slipping it in the oven was exactly the amount of time the baby was happy to sit in her bouncy chair. I use the recipe on the sides of many Creamette lasagna noodle boxes, though I usually find it here. You don’t have to buy oven-ready or otherwise-special noodles. You don’t have to boil them in advance, either. (I use hamburger instead of sausage, unless I happen to think to buy sausage.)

And best of all, lasagna works great for me in the freezer! I like to cut it up into individual pieces and wrap them in foil, then you can slip them in the oven just as they are when you want to eat them. (And you can re-use the foil you baked it in originally for the wrapping.)

What are your go-to freezer meals?

OTHER UPDATES:

Still not thrilled with the homemade dishwasher detergent. I don’t want to throw it out, though, either. Anyone have a recipe to recommend?

A friend sent a laundry detergent recipe that I hope to try in the next few days!

Baby wore her first two cloth diapers yesterday afternoon. I think they’re still a little big for her — looked like they were pushing her little thighs uncomfortably away from each other. Also, I think I’d like to try the flushable liners and get a wet bag before we go whole-hog. Recommendations for either? Have heard about the Planetwise bags quite a bit so far.

We had salads last night and I still hope to get one down this evening, child-willing!

And one last thing: A blog recommendation. Maria had a great post about “Saving Green by Going Green.”

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