Disclosure: while we were compensated for this post, opinions remain our own (as always). If you are a busy mom looking for ways to make your life easier in the kitchen, you’ll be thrilled to learn about Pot-Sized Pasta. Plus, just by voting for MY kitchen shortcut, you can win $100!
While I love being a stay-at-home mom, I am not exactly “Suzy Homemaker.” I enjoy playing with my kids and hitting up local fun spots like the park or indoor playgrounds, but the cooking is something I wish I could outsource. I try to feed my family healthy meals without sacrificing too much convenience. I’m always looking for ways to save time in the kitchen by prepping food ahead of time, buying pre-peeled garlic and cooking things that freeze easily.
Imagine my excitement when I was given the opportunity to try out Luxury Pasta’s new Pot-Sized Pasta. It is such a simple concept; I wonder why this wasn’t thought of years ago! Now that it’s here, I will never go back. No more wasting time breaking up the noodles, and no rogue noodles flying around my kitchen. The noodles taste great, just like all the other Luxury brand items I’ve tried, and spaghetti noodles are a hit with my children.
I was inspired to find an additional way to save time in the kitchen, and I am so excited to share my shortcut with you. Ready?
Freeze your pasta!
Again, such a simple concept. I remember my mother doing this when we were kids, yet I have never thought about doing it for my kids until recently. Instead of cooking one box of Pot-Sized Pasta, I cooked two, and froze all the noodles we did not need in individual size bags. I did not spend any additional time in the kitchen cooking two (or even three) boxes of pasta, yet I had plenty of noodles in the freezer for quick and easy meals. On days I did not feel like cooking, all I had to do was pull out a bag of noodles. We topped the noodles with butter and cheese one day, then had a Greek inspired meal by topping them with spinach, feta and a bit of lemon juice.
One evening, I wanted a late night snack. Instead of reaching for chips or pretzels, I heated the noodles, along with some frozen veggies on the stove. Within five minutes, I was eating a healthy snack. The possibilities are endless! Next week, I want to try Andie’s Shrimp Lo Mein, and I will again cook a couple boxes of the Pot-Sized Pasta to restock our freezer.