This mince and courgette bake is one of those meals you can freeze. I make two at a time, one for dinner straight away. The other gets popped into the freezer for me to take out the night we get home from travelling. Or for nights I really do not feel like cooking.
Sometimes when making arrangements with people we leave the time and place up to them. We are usually very flexible when it comes to where we meet as we don’t mind having to drive somewhere. The only thing we are not flexible with is eating at an establishment we don’t enjoy. Timing for us is not really an issue as the dogs can be fed early if need be. And if we have to go somewhere straight after work then James will feed the dogs. The only night we do not make plans for is a Thursday when Dave works late. A few weeks ago a friend suggested we meet up for a drink before dinner at a local beach front restaurant. He chose the time and place and 15 minutes before we were meant to be there we left the house. We arrived early and chose a table outside.
We then ordered drinks and I sipped on mine slowly as our friends had not yet arrived. Fifteen minutes later I sent a message to say that we were waiting. A quarter of an hour later I sent a message saying we had left. No sooner had we walked halfway home they sent a message saying they were on their way. So we walked back only to find they actually were not on their way. We walked home and suggested they meet us at our place. While waiting for them to arrive I popped this mince and courgette bake into the oven. I cooked it from frozen as it is one of my emergency meals. I had not prepared anything as I was not sure if we would eat at the restaurant or not. Do you freeze ready-made meals?
I am away for the long weekend. For those of you celebrating I wish you a great Pesach, or Easter. I will be back at work on the 4th of April and will start replying to blog comments then.