Many years ago when all 5 children were still at home, I was so much more organized with chores and meals than I am now with only 2 children still here. For our weekly meals I would get the sales flyer, plan my meals for the week then shop accordingly. Now, well, let's just say that when 5:00 pm rolls around I start asking myself that wonderful question....What IS for dinner? OR I hear "what's for dinner, mom?" Sometimes the answer is: "Whatever you can find!"
A few times over the years I've looked into once a month cooking....ya know, when you cook for a whole day to fill your freezer with 30 delicious meals so you don't have to cook every day.....
whenever I have checked into doing it, I don't, because it really sounds like a lot of work!
I've bought the books, looked them over and planned what I was going to do---I've yet to carry it out. It just seems a bit overwhelming to me. I love to plan, but the doing is just too much work! Maybe someone could take my plan and make it a reality? Someone who doesn't like the planning but the doing? Any takers????
So you don't think I am a TOTAL loser I have done a variation of once a month cooking by
cooking double or triple of whatever I was making for dinner and then freezing the extra. Like this week I made 6 meat pies, we ate one, I saved some of the filling out for stuffing the turkey on Saturday (a family tradition stuffing in my husband's family) and froze 4 pies. Last week I did 4 chicken pot pies and snickerdoodle & chocolate chip cookie dough.
Okay, so there is a start. I have some stuff ready in my freezer....now I just have to remember to take it out in the morning to thaw :)