Cooking

Once a Month Cooking

I love to cook.  I have always loved to cook.  My mom and Granny were not “box” or “processed foods” people.  They were, from scratch, sweat-blood-tears kind of cooks.  I love that.  There aren’t many people that are like that, nowadays.  

I go through spurts.  Sometimes, I make a menu for a week or two and I write it down and that is what I cook.  Sometimes, I do some major bulk shopping and I make out my menus for a month and I cook for one full day and make X amount of dishes.  There was a time, recently, where I went through such a dark time that I didn’t do much cooking, at all.  It was a struggle to get out of bed, much less cook.  

There comes a times when you “pull your bloomers up” (thanks Ms. Jo) and do it anyway…it costs way too much for all of us to eat out.  So, I will, on occasion put up some recipes that freeze well and how I go about freezing them.  I have, at one point, had just the little freezer on my fridge and now, I’m a big girl and I have a deep freeze….so I’ve done it both ways.  Each way, I make breakfast foods, side dishes and suppers….for a month.

I have a large family (by most people’s standards..not so much mine).  It is me, my husband, 2 teens, 2 preteens and 2 youngsters (17, almost 15, almost 12, almost 12, 8 and 6)  So, all my recipes can probably be halved for “normal” families 🙂

Needed for beginning:

Quart and gallon freezer bags

Sharpie

No-stick spray

Your regular casserole dishes (you can also use those disposable aluminum pans from walmart)

Plastic wrap

Aluminum foil

I’ll try to put things in categories, as best as I can….but my brain doesn’t always function in the “category” department.  

If anyone actually reads this and has questions, feel free to ask.  

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