October 26, 2009 by Marci
Last Monday, I didn’t post a Menu Plan Monday. Sorry!! I have heard about it all week! The truth is I was wiped out last Sunday night – that’s when I usually write my MPM post. I spent 5 hours that afternoon cooking! Afterwards, I just crashed. I love to cook, but I usually don’t spend that amount of time cooking.
Thanks to Mandi at Organizing Your Way, I spent my Sunday afternoon cooking 20 meals plus 2 dozen apple muffins! I have been intrigued by batch cooking for some time. I just didn’t know how to go about it on a large scale. When I make chili or mostaccoli, I might make a double batch. But that’s about it. There have been some great posts on Organizing Your Way about Once a Month Cooking. One of the resources mentioned was Onceamonthmom.com. This site has once a month cooking ideas, menus and grocery lists. With a little help and encouragement from Mandi and Onceamonthmom.com, I managed to fill my freezer in an afternoon! Be sure I’ll share the details very soon!
We certainly enjoyed the fruits of my labor last week, as well as a night having dinner with friends and a date night! And this week will be much the same. We’ll have some meals from the freezer and some fresh meals. Here is my menu plan for this week.
From the freezer:
Mexican Cornbread Casserole, chips and guacamole
Beef Stew, rolls
Chicken Chile Casserole, salad
Baked Pork Chops, spaghetti squash, green beans
There it is. My family’s menu for this week. What are you having? Check out Menu Plan Monday for more inspiration.