I’m a huge fan of cooking ahead. I’ve tried Once a Month Cooking, and it was great… after all the work was done. I truly enjoyed being able to pull something from the freezer each night for the next evening’s dinner!
My problem with once-a-month-cooking right now is that my schedule has been CRAZY! I know, you once-a-month-cooks out there are reminding me that a small investment of time now will allow me to reap time benefits for the next month. It just seems a little overwhelming to plan 30 days worth of meals at this moment in time.
So I’m starting the Two-Week Cooking Project. I am planning out meals for two weeks…. 14 meals. I’m going to set aside time this weekend to prep them and get them into the freezer. That will give me two weeks’ worth of peace of mind when it comes to dinners.
Want to join me?
I’m going to make it easy for you if you’d like to cook along. I’ll do the planning and the list-making. We’ll each do our own shopping and prep work.
My plan is to post my full two-week meal plan, complete with a list of ingredients for each meal, later this evening. I’m using recipes that are kitchen-tested (in my own kitchen) and easy to prep. I’m not getting into anything complex here, folks! I’ll also include a shopping list. You can cross off anything that’s already in your kitchen and then buy whatever you don’t have.
My menu includes items that are on sale at my local Kroger store this week, so I’m hoping to keep things as budget-friendly as possible. My meals are also health-friendly, as we have to keep in mind my husband’s need to keep his cholesterol numbers in check!
So are you in? Are you ready to set aside a small amount of time this week to shop and this weekend to prep some meals? Are you ready to sit back and enjoy not having to worry about what’s for dinner for the next two weeks?
Bloggers: If you’d like to participate, you’re welcome to grab the graphic from the top of this post. I’ll also be offering opportunities for you to link up your meal plans and your progress.