Monday, August 11, 2008

OAMC (Once A Month Cooking)

Here is a photo of our hard work! The food really doesn't sure all the work we did. It was a long day but definately worth it! By the time we figured out the numbers, cost, price per meal...drum roll came to about $6.00 per meal for a family of 4, including a side!!! You can't do that a restaurant!!

Anna peeling potatoes and watching TV.

Frannie giving Anna a hand.

Anna up to her elbows in mash potatoes.
There goes another piece on the floor, table...

Yesterday from 10 am till about 7:30 at night, my friend, Frannie and I and Anna cooked 7 meals (separated into 12 dinner meals for each family) and 3 sides (equalling to about 10 sides per family). PHEW, I was exhausted by the time I came home.

Anna peeled 5 lbs. of potatoes and mixed in the milk and butter. She also made the meatloaf all by herself. She was a great help to Frannie and I. We were really impressed by her willingness.

Thank you Anna for your contribution to these wonderful meals!!!!

These are the meals that we prepared:
  • Dump Swiss Steak
  • Asian Pork Tenderloin
  • Sloppy Joe (from scratch)
  • Meatloaf
  • Cornflake Chicken Fingers (I had to taste this one. It had a great crunch!)
  • Chicken and Ham Roll-Ups
  • Sausage and Cabbage Skillet
  • French Toast Sticks (This one we are doing on our own. We were just too tired.)
Frannie was in charge of cutting up all of the chicken.

We have a big bowl of mash potatoes, white rice and
chicken roll-ups ready to be wrapped and put away.

Our sides to go with the meals:
  • Fried Rice
  • White Rice
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Seasoned Green Beans
Frannie is already planning for the next time we get 6 weeks!!! I'll have to see if she has recovered from yesterday. I slepted in till after 8 am this morning.

I would of taken more photos but I was too busy cooking ; )

Here are a few photos:Fresh veggies from my garden.

Hey, I got in a photo.

Anna helping her mama.

Anna taking a pool break!! Well deserved!!

My resources:, The freezer cooking manual, The Kutztown Area Commemorative Cookbook (my ultimate favorite) and One Dish Meals Cookbook.

Hope this may inspire you to give it try!!

For those of you looking for recipes, you can visit Miss Frannie. She is so wonderful to post some of our recipes!! Thanks Miss Frannie!


shelby1232 said...

WE DID IT!!!!!! I had a total blast cooking with you and Anna. It was hard work, but really worth it.
I have some great ideas for our next OAMC marathon.


shelby1232 said...

Hey, I just tried the chicken roll ups and they are to dye for!!!! So delicious. We will definatley have to make them again.

Chinamama4 said...

Look at you! I'm so proud of you! And how great that Anna got in on the action - you're teaching her well! So, what's for dinner tonight? :)