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Monday, November 8, 2010

The Big Cook

I had the opportunity to have a really fun night with a friend at the same time filling up the freezer!
 By the time I get home from work I'm so tired my brain can't even think of what to make for dinner, let alone search the cupboards for ingredients!  There are so many wonderful recipes out there online, but i need to really meal plan in order to make much! I live out of town too, so when its time to shop its usually a big one or the fridge is empty!
Have you ever heard of the big cook?

Wow, is all I can say! Depending on how big your freezer is you can prepare & freeze from 4-50meals in one night!! My friend Nicole & I created 25 meals each , filled up our freezers,drank some brown cows and had a blast!! She had the book, i picked my favorite recipes and we went to town!
Sorry about the dark pictures, but hey-we started at 7:00 and had 50 meals made by 11:00pm!
Check out the amount of cheese we grated and veggies we chopped!

We chopped 6 bundles of celery, opened over 40 cans of food (and washed them for recycling)
and grated over 10 pounds of cheese!
What we ended up with was so worth it! I cant believe how it all came together in the end!

Every recipe goes in a freezer bag and into the freezer in a cardboard box all neatly organized for easy access,once its thawed it goes either in a casserole dish, or crock pot & walla!!
All you need are some plain old side dishes like rice,buns,salad,etc...too easy!

Images courtesy of the Big cook recipe site!

 Later I will post the  total of one months worth of dinner meals and how much it cost to make this with some price breakdowns.  Remeber some night you can eat leftover, as well as lunches! What company is coming over-no worries pull out 2 bags!
What a relief!

1 comment:

  1. I think I need a bigger freezer. What a great idea, everything looks delicious!