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07 May 2011

Something new.

Ronnie is turkey hunting today. All I really have to do is finish & deliver a Batman birthday cake this morning. Don't get me wrong, I could do lots of things that need done - cleaning closets, painting porch railing - really the list is almost endless. But instead, I have decided to try my hand at freezer cooking today.

On the list for today:
Pizza kits - shredded cheese, sauce, & dough
Banana bread
Applesauce bread
Breakfast cookies
Oven french toast
Chicken Bacon Sub
Garlic bread
Shredded chicken - for salads, tacos, sandwiches
Marinated chicken tenders
Red sauce - for pizza or spaghetti/pasta
Hamburger patties
Taco meat
Protien bars
Chocolate chip cookie dough (maybe)
Cinnamon rolls (maybe)

While not a complete menu, I think it's a good start to help me out during the month. I'm also planning on taking a lot of it to the beach in a cooler. That way I can save money by cooking at the beach house, and still have a bit of vacation for myself from cooking 3 times a day. I went to the store yesterday and stocked up on some good buys, and of course we still have Luscious Lucinda in the freezer for all our beef needs. I hit Walmart at just the right time and picked up 6 loafs of French & Italian bread for $0.90 a loaf, which will be our french toast, subs & garlic bread. I also picked up almost 10 pounds of very ripe bananas at Shop & Save for $0.29 a pound that will go into the banana bread (obviously) and the protein bars. I have 4 episodes of TUFF puppy and 3 GodRocks Bibletoons DVR'd for the boys and a new bone for the dog. That should buy me at least 3 hours of minimal distraction time.
Ronnie wants to go get our garden vegetables in the evening, so I'm going to do all I can and call it quits at 2pm.
I'll let you know how it goes - if I have the energy to post after all that cooking!


It's 11:19am and I am calling it quits. Ronnie came home early from hunting. He and the boys are taking me out to dinner for Mother's Day and to get the plants for our garden. That's way more important than my to do list.
Here's what I've accomplished today:
4 containers red sauce
4 complete pizza kits - dough, sauce, cheese
4 garlic bread
1 pan lasagna
1 pan cream cheese chicken
2 dozen banana muffin
2 chicken bacon subs
6 bags french toast
1 bag Dijon marinated chicken tenders
3 bags marinated chicken breast

Not too bad. I also made & delivered the Batman cake and quickly stopped at a yard sale on the way home. I got some great Tupperware and magazine holders for the schoolroom, as well as a couple other items. Ronnie is taking a nap while I clean up the kitchen (and myself). All in all, a pretty good day. I'm excited to see if this ends up being a day to day help or not. I might start scheduling a cooking day and a baking day monthly. We'll see.
Hey, did you hear that? That's my dirty kitchen calling my name.
Have a great Saturday!


Erica said...

If only I had half your energy. I wanted to freeze some meals before the baby came but I'm not sure I will ever get to it. I would love to have your recipe for the protein bars when you get a chance.

uttopia904 said...

I got the recipe from http://moneysavingmom.com/2010/08/homemade-protein-bars.html
We love it, and it's tons cheaper than store bought - even with a coupon.