There are just two of us in the house now but we still enjoy homemade cookies. I will bake one or two different batches of cookies. Rather than having dozens of cookies laying around, I will keep some of them in a container to enjoy. The rest I will divide up in 1 dozen portions, put them on a paper plate in a freezer bag and then label and date them. We have homemade cookies to enjoy over a long period of time. Do the basic same thing with big pots of chili, goulash, casseroles, etc. Freeze portions size containers for the two of us. Remember to label and date.