Jo, I will keep my fingers crossed that your creative muse will show up with your mojo. I really hate when my muse absconds with mine!
Those readymade meals sure are addictive, aren't they? I am hoping to get back into cooking ahead one weekend a month so I have homemade readymade meals in my freezer. I used to do that and it worked well, but somewhere along the line I got out of the habit. So we shall see how it goes. If you like minestrone soup, I can post a link for a wonderful recipe that freezes well, as well as a 3-ingredient pulled pork recipe that also freezes well.