Once a Month Cooking
Hey good looking what ya got cooking…. nothing! I am just heating it up.
There are three things that made me want to try to cook my meals ahead of time using the Once A Month cooking Method.
- Three Kids that are hungry at 5:00. One requires me to eat, the other two require me to cook for them.
- Three Jobs (Stay at Home Mom, Co-Owner of Madame Deals, Help Desk Supervisor)
- Less time in the kitchen and more time with my family
I am starting small. I began with the FREE menu provided HERE. I just cooked for one week. I started at 8:00 pm and finished at around 11:00 pm. I was assisted by my newborn son. I found the recipes to be so easy that I also boiled eggs for egg salad and made homemade spagetthi sauce, and pasta bakes while making the seven meals in the recipe guide. I ended up cooking 12 meals total. I found the recipes easy to follow and I look forward to eating them next week. I will let you know how it goes each Wednesday as I work my way out of the kitchen and back into my life.
Here is what I made:
• Cream Chicken Pasta
• Brie Strata
•Three Bean Chili
• Pesto Grilled Chicken Breasts
• Spicy Taco Salad
• Citrus Salmon
• Fettuccine & Herbed Shrimp
Step 1: I cleaned out my freezer
Step 2: I looked to see what I already had. I didn’t have much meat because we just had company so we ate a lot out of the freezer.
Step 3: Print out your shopping list
Step 4: Head to the Grocery Store
I went to Kroger and bought the ingredients. I did not use coupons. I know gasp! I did this on purpose to see what the true cost would be for every family. It cost $58.90 for 7 meals for 4 or more people. This works out to almost $8 a meal or $2 or less a person. (I can spend much less by buying the meat ahead of time when it is on sale. The ingredients are also on hand staples like beans so I can buy those very cheaply with coupons.)
Step 5: Do your prep work
Step 6: Assembly the recipesStep 7: Print out the cooking instructions and paper clip them on the bag
Step 8: Freeze
Step 9: Heat up!!
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