Living solo, being newly married or living with just one other person can make meal preparation cumbersome that one would resort to buying ready to eat viands or fast food items. For some time, this set up would work because it is very convenient but longing for home-cooked meals become a reality at some point. Here are some meal preparation tips to help you:

1.Buy pre-marinated meat like Monterey Peppered Pork Chops or Magnolia Chicken Frillers, either Mediterranean or California Herb Flavor that you can cook quickly on a weekday.

2.Over the weekend, marinate Monterey Smart Pack (Pork Chops or Country Style Pork) and Magnolia Smart Pack (Breast Fillets, Thighs, Wings & Drumsticks) with store bought marinades or make your own. Keep chilled for as long as 3 days then cook as needed. What’s nice about Monterey or Magnolia Smart Packs is that these are just enough for you and/or your companion’s consumption needs.

3.Stash in your freezer packs of Purefoods Crispy Fried Chicken that comes in two or five pieces. It is fully cooked so all you need to do is oven toast for 15 minutes or deep-fry for 10 minutes and you have delicious restaurant style fried chicken right in your own home. It comes with gravy too!

4.You may cook your comfort food viands and store these in portions in the freezer without the veggies. Thaw in the lowest portion of your chiller the night before. Reheat and add veggies just before serving.

5.Pasta dishes are the easiest to prepare and pasta noodles can be cooked ahead of time by storing them in serving portions in the chiller. Use Purefoods Sexy Chix Arrabiatta or Purefoods Spaghetti Meat Sauce as pasta sauce base.

6.Keep packs of Wandah! All Around Mix (Gravy Mix, Cheese Mix, Mayo Mix, Creamee Mix, Sweet Tomato Catsup Mix) to use as is or in meal preparation. Just add water! It is that instant!

7.Stock on Purefoods Cooked Ham (which you don’t need to reheat), Purefoods Corned Beef (you can sauté in onions or reheat in the microwave), Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs (which you can quickly fry, steam, turbo broil or oven toast), Star Margarine, Magnolia Gold Butter, Magnolia Fresh Milk or Magnolia Chocolait, San Mig Coffee 3-in-1 and Kambal Pandesal for your quick breakfast or snack mix.

Be a Home Foodie®! We challenge you to surprise and/or your companion with this delicious yet very easy recipe.