I really do love to cook. But there are some things that drive me crazy about cooking at home. I hate grocery shopping. I know there are some that love it. Maybe I should give them my list and have them go shopping for me.
I hate cleaning up the mess that I make after cooking dinner. Where are the guys behind every cooking show cleaning up after them? Why can't I have those? I really want them. I also want them to do all the prep work so I just have to show up for the fun.
I also hate the cost. It's expensive to feed a family of 5 these days.
I think I've found a solution to all my problems! Guess what I've been doing lately? I'm doubling up on my recipes cooking one then and freezing the other one.
I just finished up the grocery shopping for the next 2 weeks. That includes breakfast, lunch and dinners. Guess how much I spent? $105!! That is without coupons folks. I used to be a huge coupon clipper but I really don't have the time for that right now. That doesn't include toiletries and other items like that. We are eating well too!
Here's the menu:
Spaghetti Beef Casserole
Quick Pizza Rolls
Chicken & Sausage Manicotti
Creamy Chicken Casserole
Chicken, Salad and Bread
Guess what? I won't have to cook next week! Sure we'll have to rotate the same menu until I have more meals stocked up but who cares? I've tried the whole "once a month cooking" thing. It's great but it's a TON of work. I've found that doubling up a recipe is really not any more work or mess than cooking one meal at a time. So what do you think? Want to try it too? Want the recipes?