When I am at Costco I like to buy an extra bag of chicken. Whne I get home I throw its entire contents in a large stock pot and boil the chicken. When it is cooked I remove it from the water, trim it, shred it and season it, then place it in Ziploc baggies to be placed in the freezer in 3-4 breast increments. I can not tell you how many times I have wanted to give myself a big hug for doing this. On days where I do not have very much time (most days), or an just tired (most days) I can whip something together. This is what I did today and was grateful I made the effort to do that in advance.
GET READY TO CRY
When onions are a good deal at the grocery store or if I just need a good cry, I will buy a big bag of sweet onions and come home and shred them all in my Cuisinart (food processor). I then bag them in 1/2 C to 1 C increments and freeze them. I LOVE THIS! I can kill two birds with one stone, kids love the flavor that onions bring and they cannot see them when they are shredded AND some days... I am not very motivated or have the time to finely chop an onion. It is ready when I want to throw it in to soups, sauces, or casseroles... This is a no brainer