I have always wanted to try that whole Once-A-Month cooking thing. It sounds awesome to me. Cook for one day and have meals for a month? Yes, please!!!
But, um, what do I make? And what do I need at the grocery store? And how does that not cost me an arm and a leg and my sanity?
And then Crystal over at Money Saving Mom (if you’re not already following her blog, go. Do it. Right now.) has been doing a series of posts on freezer cooking – one week to fill your freezer with breakfast foods, another week to fill your freezer with lunches, and another week to fill your freezer with dinners. Cook one meal a day for the freezer, don’t get overwhelmed, and have tons of food ready to go. She even provides the shopping list. Score!
However, sometimes when I get excited about something, I want to do everything THAT DAY. So instead of following her advice to spend a week cooking lunches for the freezer, I did it all in one day.
Let’s just say there’s a reason Crystal suggests spreading it out. Ahem.
Anyway, my friend Bethany came over for what was SUPPOSED to be a day of relaxation after the two crazy weeks that we had both had, and instead I turned it into an intensive work day.
But now we both have stocked freezers, and we don’t have to make lunches for our men every day. And that’s pretty awesome. Actually, it’s super awesome. I love it! And the best part?
It only cost each of us $55. That comes out to $1.01 per lunch, thankyouverymuch. That is WAY cheaper than the $2.50 I spend on Lean Cuisines when they are on sale, AND these lunches are much healthier and less processed. Yippee!!
So here’s how we did it…
Have you ever tried freezer cooking a bunch of stuff in one day? What’s your experience been??
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