Hi Laurel, I like to do the same. Last month I cooked several pounds of ground beef and made sloppy joe sandwich mix, which is what we're having tonight. I cut chicken breasts in half, pound them a little, and bread them to make our own chicken cutlets. I also buy the big bags of chicken quarters and cut them up myself and repackage in smaller servings for later. Right now I'm hoping pork shoulder is on sale for the holiday weekend, so I can get one in the smoker. That will keep us in pulled pork for sandwiches most of the summer. Depending on how the garden does I will freeze or dry peppers for use later, too.