Last week Rebekah from Simply Rebekah and I embarked on our second BIG cooking day. In 2010 we did a Once A Month cooking day. It was a long, tiring day but we accomplished so much and had a bounty of food to show for our hard work.
When we started discussing doing another cooking day we knew we wanted to do it a little different.
Instead of using a plan from Once A Month Mom (which I still recommend) we decided to plan our own menu. We e-mailed back and forth with meals or recipes that we wanted to make, we narrowed them down and had a list. Here’s what we ended up with:
- black beans
- taco meat
- pizza dough
- honey mustard chicken
- italian marinated chicken breasts
- baked spaghetti
- curried lentils
- zuppa toscana (an Olive Garden soup!)
- banana cream bread
- peanut butter granola
The Cost Breakdown:
Total Cost: $80.12
Total Meals: 11
Total Meal Starters: 13 (taco meat, pizza dough, etc)
$3.34 per meal/starter
This does not include:
Lots of banana bread – about 6 mini loaves and 9 muffins
2 bags of peanut butter granola
4 cans worth of black beans
We also each walked home with the leftover ingredients (bananas, flour, spices, cheese, ziplock bags, etc)
** thank you Rebekah for figuring out the numbers and totals **
I’ll be sharing more details about our cooking day later this week, so be sure to check back! (and yes, there will be recipes and a video!)
Be sure to stop over and visit Simply Rebekah to read her posts on our cooking day:
Are you intimidated by doing a batch cooking or Once a Month Cooking Day? Do you have any specific questions or concerns?
Let me know your questions in the comments.