What’s for Dinner Wednesday: Once a Month Cooking

Once a Month Cooking

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.

  1. Three Kids that are hungry at 5:00. One requires me to eat, the other two require me to cook for them.
  2. Three Jobs (Stay at Home Mom, Co-Owner of Madame Deals, Help Desk Supervisor)
  3. 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

  • yup it is a mess

    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

    food from Krogers

    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 recipes

    Step 7: Print out the cooking instructions and paper clip them on the bag

    Step 8: Freeze

    Step 9: Heat up!!

    ENJOY!!!!

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Topic: Once A Month Cooking




Comments

  1. Heather says

    Be sure to freeze your bags as flat as possible. This will make them easier to stack side by side or on top of one another. I usually do this by placing them on a cookie sheet and then making sure the sheet is level. Space saving for your freezer!

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