Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Once A Month Cooking

So a couple friends and I are trying out this idea of "Once a Month Cooking". We really only made 7 meals (this month is mostly an experiment) so obviously we'll have to cook more than once this month, but it will be nice to have some pre-made meals in the freezer for when I need something quick. They are all chicken recipes and should only require dumping the ingredients into a dish and baking it. We split up the shopping and then spent about 4-5 hours on a Saturday afternoon assembling the meals. Each meal is put into a freezer bag with the cooking directions on the outside. So far I've tried two of the meals and they weren't too bad. It did take some time to assemble them, but I really love the idea of having dinners on hand when I'm just too pooped to do anything else. The idea and recipes came from Recipezaar (although I just found a new site dedicated to this idea- see button in left column) Each of the 'cooking sessions' is already planned. It's really great b/c there is a master ingredient list that you can remove items from if you already have them. A detailed step-by-step plan is also included to help you stay organized and on track when assembling the meals.

Here is a list of the meals we made:
Baked Honey Mustard Chicken
Herb Wine Chicken
Honey Sesame Chicken
Golden Honey Chicken
Sangria Chicken
Chicken Bruschetta Casserole
Monterey Chicken
A couple pics from the day

My cooler full of dinners!

1 comment:

Veronica Lee said...

Hi! I'm visiting from MBC. Great blog.

Happy Thanksgiving!!