Tuesday, October 7, 2008

OAMC - October

Miss Frannie up to her elbows with ground beef. Do you see all the green peppers on the counter behind her?

Jaime is hiding, she didn't want me to take a photo of her. She is up to her elbows in chicken! We made chicken Parmesan and chicken fingers.

Here I am with some of my stash!! I still had trays of lasagna and baked ziti out front ready to get loaded into my car.

It was another long day of cooking. Frannie's sister-in-law, Jaime joined us this month and I think she may want to do this again! I brought 18 meals home and squeezed them all into my freezer.

This is what we made:

Chili - 6 batches (2 bags each)
Stuffed peppers - 30 (10 each)
Lasagna - 3 pans (1 pan each)
Dump lime chicken - 3 batches (1 bag each)
Dump chicken w/ veggies - 3 batches (1 bag each)
Chicken parm - 3 batches (1 bag each)
Dump swiss steak - 6 batches (2 bag each)
Beef stew - 6 batches (2 bag each)
Baked ziti - 6 pans (2 pans each)
Chicken tenders 1 bag of 25 each
garlic fries - one big bag each

So, how much did this cost???? Too much to tell you. Just kidding. We approximately spent $120 each and it breaks down to about $8.00 per meal for a family of 4!!! Try and go out to dinner and beat that!

We make the meals has healthy as possible and we even have left overs. I may use the freezer meals 3 times a week and cook the other times.

You should give it try. Its fun and ultimately saves a lot of money and time!!!


Allison said...

Very impressive...I really have to do something like that (I tried that Simply Homemade in Naperville..but that was way too pricey for me).
You are awesome!

shelby1232 said...

Oh boy, I had so much fun cooking with you guys!! Can't wait to do the baking day in December. Let me know when you want to do it. And then we can start the baking wish list.

Chinamama4 said...

Great job, ladies! Hey, where are you getting your recipes? Are you doubling/tripling recipes you already have, or are you using a book or website? Always looking for new resources...

Lisa said...

We have gotten some recipes from recipezaar (under OAMC), my blue freezer book that I got at heart's at home and other cookbooks that I have here. Most that I have chosen I have used many times. We do double, triple and quadruple the recipes. Then we separate them by servings in ziplock bags or trays. Voile! That simple!

Valerie said...

Wow the OAMC thing is amazing!! I've really been looking into it lately. If you're near Aurora somewhere, WHEN YOURE FEELING BETTER, please email me the next time you are planning on doing this. I'd love to come check it out. val738 at hotmail .com