Monday, April 21, 2008

OAMC (Once a month Cooking)

Well, my weekend was spent cooking. I have done freezer cooking before, but normally I just double a recipe or just use what is in my kitchen when my cabinets and refrigerator get too full. I have done once a month cooking before too, but I try to vary my recipes. This time I did a hamburger session because Kroger had ground beef on sale last week. I made and put in the freezer the following:

Spaghetti Sauce
Sloppy Joes
Upside down Pizza sauce
Firehouse meatloaf
Cheeseburger meatloaf
Taco rolls
Breakfast Bread
Corn Casserole
Twice baked potatoes
Baked Beans
Shepherds Pie
Sunburst Casserole
Salisbury Steak
Cheeseburger Quiche
Taco Seasoned Meat

I made two servings of everything but the casseroles and only made one of those. I made four meatloaves and eight burritos. I was cooking from 8:30 Saturday morning till 5:00 Saturday night. It was worth it because now I just have to go home, put dinner in to heat up and fix a side dish (normally a salad or can veggie for us). This will save so much time that we could spend with Abbey or working on other chores that aren't getting done now. It also saves money because you buy in bulking. I guess I will have to have a chicken day and maybe a pork and side dish day to even out the freezer. I can't wait until the fresh veggies start to come in this summer, then I can put up those in the freezer. I hope everyone has a great week!


Libby said...

Wow, sounds like a busy day!

Renee said...

Whoa. I would fall down if I cooked THAT long. :)