Monday, November 16, 2009

2 week meal plan

Hello!  I did not fall off the face of the earth!  As noted in an earlier post, my family was sick.  I just can't seem to catch up.  So, once we were well again, I had this idea of trying the once a month cooking thing.  Have you heard of it?  It's basically making all your meals in 1 day and freezing them.  This is different than my cooking group, I'll have to explain that one later.  So, I decide that since I've been  so busy lately, this would be a great thing to do.  Just pull it out and pop it in the oven.  That way, I can be more available to my little ones during what I call the witching hour.  For some reason, it is just a hard time of day for them.  My cooking group is fantastic, but we have been a little short staffed, so I wanted some extra meals in the freezer.  So, I go out and buy all the ingredients.  I'm actually not doing 30 days, I'm just doing a 2 week plan.  And, actually, my husband did the grocery shopping, bless his heart.  I lined up a sitter, my kids were going to go away for the whole day so I could do this, among many other errands.  Yes, I'm quite ambitious, which is why maybe I'm never 'done' with anything, too much to start with.  Anyway...
The night before my big cooking day, I get a call and my dad had to go to the hospital.  God is always working on me an my agenda, and do you know I STILL plan things?  I love how he knew I already had a sitter and would be totally available!  He is so good.  My siblings were at the hospital all night, and they all work, so it worked out perfect that I could be there all the next day.  Well, my idea of doing this meal thing in a day obviously didn't go as planned, so I've been doing it in stages.  Among the hospital visits and taking care of my children, I have a niece that was having a bridal shower, on the other side of the state.  So, the weekend wasn't looking good for cooking.  I did some prep work early fri. morning (5 am, yes I'm crazy--did you know I get up at 5 3 times a week?)  And I got 1/2 the meals done friday night after the kids were in bed.  I did the other half of the meals today, while also entertaining children, bsf leaders meeting, picking up my boarders from school.   (Sigh)  I'm quite tired.  I'm thinking about not getting up at 5 tomorrow and skipping the work out.  My plan, which you must know may change at any time without notice, is to post the recipes as we eat them.  All of these were recipes I've never tried before, so I can also tell you how good they are.  Definitely a little different from my 'au natural' cooking, but not overly processed by any means.  I substitue more natural ingredients when I can.  Like dry beans instead of canned. 

Here is the 'before' shot:

These are'nt even all the groceries, but most everything.

Now I've got to go clean up the kitchen...
Have a blessed day!!

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to seeing/hearing how the meals turn out! Thanks for sharing your journey with us!