To help make quick and easy meals, I pre-cook the meat. Hamburger, chicken, etc. Then I freeze in small packages to make ready for recipes. The biggest tip is to take cooked chicken breasts, put them in the KitchenAid mixer with the paddle attachment and it shreds the chicken. This is perfect for quesadillas, tacos and other chicken recipes. Freeze in individual bags for quick and easy dinners for busy nights.