Tomorrow I will be cooking a month’s worth of food and freezing it. Pray for me.
Once a Month Cooking
This will be the third time I have done this type of bulk-mega-cooking.
The first time, I did it with a friend who also had a little baby. Gabriel wasn’t even crawling back then, so we had two little non-mobile babies keeping us company.
The second time, I did it with another friend who also had a little baby. I think Gabriel was learning to crawl at this point.
This time, I am doing it by myself and my husband has Gabriel duty because cooking one meal with him can me difficult, let alone 15 recipes.
Holy cow. Will I get out alive?
I am using the most awesome woman’s blog to do this. Her name is Tricia and here is her website.
On her website, Once a Month Meals, she creates the menu, the grocery list, and the instructions for me.
She builds the menu around in-season/on sale items so that it is less expensive.
I heart Tricia.
- During Gabriel’s nap on Thursday I printed everything out from OAMM’s site, looked at the ads to see where the best deals were, printed coupons, and made a plan.
- Friday (yesterday) I went shopping.
- So far I have shopped at New Leaf Market, Publix, Winn-Dixie and today (Saturday) I will be finishing my grocery list up at Walmart.
- Tomorrow (Sunday) is my big cooking day. I’m getting excited!
Here are some photos of my stockpile of food. One of the cashiers asked if I was having a party!
The reason I am posting about this on this type of blog is that I thought it would be beneficial to have frozen meals in a freezer for all moms about to have a baby. The pregnant mama could do the cooking with a friend, or someone could give it as a gift, but to have these meals on hand would be AMAZING to have once family and friends stop delivering meals.
Did you freeze meals for postpartum? I didn’t, but I didn’t know much about freezing food back then. Would you do this in the future?
Tomorrow while cooking, I’ll try to upload a few pictures of the madness.