During the cold winter months I love hearty stews and soups and pot roasts -- all things that are easy to make in bulk and freeze well. Thank goodness! I make nearly everything from scratch, too (gluten allergies and intolerances for my oldest three kids, and a casein intolerance in our oldest boy, so I even make their bread), and some days the last thing I want to do when I get home from work is deal with dinner. My dinner of last resort: Rice pasta, homemade sauce (thawed from the freezer), italian sausage (thawed from the freezer, taken out of its casings, and sauteed with onion before getting dumped into the sauce). The whole thing goes from pantry/freezer to table in less than 20 minutes.