Have you tried "once a month cooking"?

@eden32 (3976)
United States
June 4, 2007 6:38pm CST
I'm wondering if anyone here has tried the once a month (or once a week for that matter) cooking concept? Where you set aside one day to make a dozen or more meals, wrap them up & freeze them to be used during the month. I often make double batches when I am cooking or baking. I'll either freeze the second whole for another meal or freeze it in individual servings to be lunches on another day. But I want to try cooking more at once, maybe not tackling a whole month to start with perhaps just a few dishes. I'm expecting a baby in late October, and planning a home birth. This seems like a great idea to learn before then so as to have the freezer well stocked while resting after the baby is born. For those who have tried it, any pointers to keep in mind? Tried & true recipes to share? Foods or dishes best to avoid?
2 responses
@ktmay1 (22)
• United States
5 Jun 07
i'm having my second child in september and man, do i remember how hard it was to feed ourselves with the first one, so i, too and planning to freeze some things. i'm also a recipe freak and love to cook, so this is right up my alley. here's what i'm planning to make (if i can fit it all in my freezer): quiches lasagne scones or muffins chicky pot pie burritos quesadillas pizza french toast waffles beef stew good luck with your home birth!
@eden32 (3976)
• United States
5 Jun 07
Thank you for your response. Will you cook the quesadillas & then freeze or just assemble & freeze?
@ktmay1 (22)
• United States
5 Jun 07
i'll lightly cook them so that when i re-heat they won't be overdone.
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I did once a week cooking for years. Its great. Or, when you cook, just make alot and freeze half (seems like you already do that). I started once a week cooking back in 1976 when I was planning my homebirth (I've had 3). It worked for me and my family!
@eden32 (3976)
• United States
7 Jun 07
I've seen your posts about your home births before- it's great to see another pro-home birther here at MyLot. Just curious, how long did you take it easy at home?