Over the weekend, I tried out “Once a Month Cooking” for the first time. It was a LOT of work, and I took 2 days to prepare everything instead of 1, but now we have some good food in the freezer for some quick meals over the next month.
After doing some research, I decided to go with Once A Month Mom’s free menu plans. I chose the August 2012 Traditional menu. It looked to be the easiest and most likely to be accepted by my children.
Once A Month Mom gives you links to Google Docs to print out the instructions, labels and recipe cards. I highly recommend logging into Google Docs and printing them out from there, because I tried to download them to Excel and it messed them all up.
Bubble Up Pizza – I made it half meat & olives & half cheese only.
We prepared the rest of the menu except the Tomato Bisque – my kids wouldn’t eat it, and I’m not crazy about it, so I didn’t bother with it. I also left some things out of recipes – like bell peppers and onions (onion powder is a good substitute if you like the flavor but not the texture of chopped onions).
I’m already planning to do some more muffins and food for the kid’s school lunch soon. I’ll update and let you all know how OAMC really works out after we’ve had the chance to reheat or cook the food and really put it to the convenience test!