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Once-A-Month Cooking – February

*** Be sure to check out my other posts about my first OAMC experience

Once a Month Cooking 101

Getting Started

Cooking Day – What I learned

Right now I’m sitting in the recliner allowing my aching feet to have a well deserved rest.

Nearly 12 hours later I can say that

I LOVE ONCE-A-MONTH COOKING!

Here is what’s getting packed in the freezer:

Granola (2 huge batches)
Stuffed Pancake Cupcakes (30 ea / 5 breakfasts)
Taco Bake (4 meals)
Hamburger Soup (4 meals)
Beef and Lentil Stew (4 meals)
Chicken Ranch Pizza Topping (4 meals)
Beef and Veggie Casserole (4 meals)
Curried Chicken Tidbits (2 meals)
Black Bean Salsa Chicken (4 meals)
Tuna Noodle Casserole (4 meals)
Sloppy Joes (3 meals)
Beef Empanadas (2 meals)

That’s a total of 42 meals!!! WOW!

Tomorrow I’ll go over what it took to get this done and what I’ve learned. Be sure to check back.

Tonight I’ll be parked on the couch, taking it easy.

*** Edited to Add:

I made sure I purchased most of my supplies in bulk, I even stuck with generic products as much as possible to keep the cost down. My total for everything I needed was around $180.00. Not bad for 42 meals. That made each meal cost around $4.30! ** remember that I did have some of the supplies on hand (ie. milk, flours, butter, spices etc) also this amount could have (and should have) been split between 2 people.

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  • Jessica
    February 17, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Geez! And to think I was proud of myself for getting dinner in the crock pot this morning so it would be ready in time for dinner tonight. Lol! I don’t know how you do it…………..

    • Donna
      February 23, 2010 at 10:02 pm

      Caffeine, Jess – you know it’s the Coffee

  • shannon
    February 17, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    jess is ahead of me…so impressive! come to my house now.

    • Donna
      February 23, 2010 at 10:02 pm

      Shannon, you know I’d LOVE cook all these meals for you if that’s what it takes for me to be able to see you!

  • Tanya
    February 17, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    I can’t wait until tomorrow!!!!!

  • Rebekah
    February 17, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    OH MY WORD!!!! Good for you! I am jealous. Honest I am…

  • Tricia (Once A Month Mom)
    March 4, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Awesome! And great job. Maybe next time someone will volunteer to cook with you. These are impressive stories for a first-timer. I hope you will be joining us for future menus!
    .-= Tricia (Once A Month Mom)´s last blog ..Tropicana Juicy Rewards Program =-.

  • Alicia
    March 4, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Great job! You did awesome. 🙂

  • Phoebe @ GettingFreedom
    March 4, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    You are a OAMC rockstar! This was my first time, and I did it alone—but I was too scared to attempt the entire menu. I’m impressed you attempted and tackled it all!
    .-= Phoebe @ GettingFreedom´s last blog ..Why Choose Heirloom Seeds =-.

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