Last week, I tried cooking several meals at once for the first time. It went well, so I thought I’d give it another try.
I chose even simpler meals, and cooking/prep work/clean up took about an hour!
I made two meatloaves (we thought the recipe was really delicious last week!), beef stroganoff, and a double portion of Caribbean jerk chicken (also a repeat from last week. Yum!). These meals will join two freezer bags full of spaghetti sauce that I made last week.
For dinner this week, we’ll eat:
– Crockpot pork tenderloin
– Meatloaf and a green veggie and maybe a baked potato
– Caribbean jerk chicken with steamed rice and a veggie
– Ham & cheese omlettes
– Frozen pizza
– Beef stroganoff over noodles
– Spaghetti (if we feel like it)
– Grilled cheese sandwiches and maybe soup or a veggie
Based on sale prices I’m able to get on meat at the grocery, I do plan to continue a bulk cooking session once per week or so. I’ll gradually add more recipes to cook at once, and I’ll make double, triple, or quadruple portions of each to save even more time.
As I mentioned, I made double portions of the meatloaf and chicken this week. It took an extra five minutes tops to make a second batch.
I probably will continue to mix in freezer meals with stuff I whip up on the fly. It doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing thing–just make it work for you!
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