I tried giving ds water bottles instead but they always went missing and were never returned. I buy cheap ones that are $2.50 for six so only $5 a f/n. Ill give the water bottles another go though.
We usually cook steak and 3veg when dp is home. When he isnt i buy things like sausages and divide them up for several days. Or when DP is home and we cook something i make a little bit extra to freeze for a meal for me during the week.