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Afternoon Update


November 10, 2013

Make it and freeze it

Learning at the library

ANDERSON — Who doesn’t know the drill? After working all day, you arrive home to face the job of preparing dinner, often for the whole, hungry family. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just pull something out of the freezer, and voila, dinner's just about on the table? David Gillaspy is out to help with that.

For about seven years, Gillaspy has been serving up educational Brown Bag Lunch sessions at the Anderson Public Library loaded with tips and tricks related to food. He’s touched on everything from tailgating to spices and gourmet food. Last week, after pretty much covering everything under the sun, Gillaspy gave what's likely to be his last presentation in the long-running series. About 15 people enjoyed learning about making and freezing meals.

“It’s tough to work full-time, especially with children. It’s hard to come home and fix a good meal," said Gillaspy. "You run out of time and you’re tired."

Gillaspy came prepared with everything he needed to put together several main chicken dishes for the freezer and ground beef for another three meals. Gillaspy said that using make-ahead techniques, he could make meals for two for an average of $5.25. Figure in the leftovers for lunch the next day, and Gillaspy says the cost averages out to $1.25 per meal per person. “That’s pretty cheap eating," he noted.

“Our purpose is two-fold: trying to save you money and trying to save you time,” said Gillaspy. He also said that by doing your own prep, you can can eat healthier and better enjoy the fellowship of family and friends.

Gillapsy touched on all the basics, including supplies like freezer bags and foil pans, and food safety tips. He emphasized that every freezer meal needs to be dated and labeled, even including cooking directions if desired.

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