I do once-a-month menu planning and grocery shopping. Really helps me to stay within our strict budget. Once-a-month cooking, on the other hand, I do not do. I admire people who do it. I peter out after two meals. Normally I do not even bother. Usually the most I do is prep and freeze whatever vegetables or fruit need saving until later in the month. I cannot tell you enough what a joy it is to find out that yet another product can be taken care of in this manner! Most produce seems to do ok, but not all.
We are trying a new eating plan which caused me to buy more produce than I normally do. I was unsure how some of it would take to the freezer since I have had trouble with it in the past. So I psyched myself up to do some cooking and freezing. I only did two – turkey/veggie burgers and chicken salad. Thankfully these are super easy so I was not too tired to make some supper too.
This is me prepped and ready to go!
Of course I did this during naptime. There was a false alarm with Kiki’s mattress pad and the dog threw up … other than that naptime was quiet and peaceful so I was able to get my two meals done.