11/14/2010

Super Sunday

Today was a terrific day.  I was sitting at an open house this afternoon, so I knew this morning would be about family.  The kids (and Chris) were still too sick for church or the playground.  So we set up crafting necklaces and I started my Sunday cooking goal.  Just got a fabulous new book at the library about OAMC (once a month cooking).  The book is called Frozen Assets by Deborah Taylor Hough.  Yesterday I got a decent deal on ground beef at Wegman's.  Today I cooked, with distractions ( C and G), for about 2 hours and made....
1 meatloaf, 12 mini meatballs w/sauce for sub sandwiches, 4 hamburgers, 1 tortilla casserole, 2 mac and beef dinners, 2 containers of plain mac, 1 container of taco spiced meat and a huge container of meatballs in sauce for my crockpot and pasta.
I love multi tasking so this was the ultimate version of that, because I had a meatloaf in the oven as I am cooking mac, rolling meatballs, making bean spread...etc.  Of course the clean up took at least 20 minutes too..it looked like this
Chris and I figured I spent under 20 dollars on ingredients (hard to figure in spices, especially ones I grew in the garden).  I made 6 full meals and 3 sides.  It took me about 2 hours start to finish.  Considering most meals take me 20 to 30 minutes, I didn't save a ton of time...but on the nights I just throw something in the crockpot, oven or microwave it will be a great thing.  I will definitely do this again with the chicken and beef recipes that the book outlines.  And if you're wondering Gavin made 2 necklaces and Chelsea made 4.   Love it!

3 comments:

Theresa said...

Have you seen the Once a Month Mom website? It's seems like a good resource, although I confess I haven't tried any of the recipes.
http://onceamonthmom.com/

Jen @ Little Bit This n That said...

I was also going to suggest the Once a Month Mom site. I used to do this, but haven't in a long time. Go girl! I have the Frozen Assets Lite cookbook if you ever want to borrow it.

Eva said...

That is the one I'm using from the library, Jen! I love it. I did this a while ago before I had Gavin and froze all sorts of meals for us. I'd like to to it more regularly to give myself some nights off. Thanks for the tip, I will check out the website during nap today!!!