Frugal Mom’s Guide to Once a Month Cooking
…could be you are spending extra time in your kitchen that could be better spent enjoying your life.
You’ve had a busy day, running errands, carpooling the kids, or maybe you’ve been at work all day. It is 5:00 and you’re finally home. As you rush through the door, the kids are cranky and everyone is asking what’s for dinner. You open the freezer and realize you forgot to take meat out to defrost that morning. You are now stuck with the stress of throwing together a meal at the last minute. Or you decide, for the 3rd time that week to order out.
Picture the same busy day again, but now when you open the freezer it is stacked with meals that are already prepared. You simply select a meal, put it in the oven, and dinner is taken care of. Gone is the extra time it takes to figure out what to cook, choosing a recipe that matches ingredients you have on hand, and gone is the stress of taking even more time out of your already busy day.
How can you get a freezer full a meals? By doing once a month cooking. Once a month cooking is where you take one day a month to prepare all of the meals your family will eat for a month, and freeze them.
Let’s face it – we’re busy. With all the stuff we have going on every day like kids, work, taking care of the house, cooking meals, and caring for our families, there never seems to be enough time to do the things we want to do. The great news is once a month cooking gives you the freedom to take time for yourself. The time you normally spend cooking dinner is your own. You can sit down on the couch with a cup of tea and begin the novel you have been wanting to read, but could never find the time. That can be your reality.
Have you ever spent money on fast food because it was quick and easy? Do you have your local pizza delivery place on speed dial? If so, then you will be thrilled by how much money you save when you start cooking once a month. Your freezer full of meals saves you money by eliminating the need for fast and easy solutions. You won’t be tempted to buy the expensive pre-packaged food at the grocery store. Instead, you’ll be preparing nutritious meals at a fraction of the cost.
Perhaps you’ve heard of once a month cooking and would like to try it, but you don’t know how to begin. No worries. Frugal Mom’s Guide to Once a Month Cooking will teach you how.
If once a month cooking sounds too hard to do, I am here to tell you it is not. Trust me when I say that if I can do it, anyone can do it. I am a work at home mom with 5 kids (all boys… Read more…