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Do you do Once a Month Cooking (OAMC)?

I'm trying a "mini" session for the first time today. Any tips or tricks you'd like to share would be greatly appreciated.


Asked by FeelinYummy at 2:38 PM on Aug. 8, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • I do some make ahead meals, but mostly use them for emergency meals when I don't have to time to cook, as we prefer freshly prepared foods. When I do cook ahead, I tend to choose meals that I can partially cook, then freeze, then finish in the oven or on the stove top just before we eat them. Meals are still quick b/c I don't have to gather, chop, prepare and cook, but just go straight to cook. When I do it this way, the foods don't get soggy or have their flavors become muddled from long term storage.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 11:02 PM on Aug. 8, 2010

  • some good tips here

    Answer by san78 at 7:20 AM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Make sure you seal and cool everything properly.

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:39 PM on Aug. 8, 2010

  • Do not try to freeze potatoes. And any veggies you are adding to be frozen should not be heated. Add them frozen to the cooled food. Or when you go to heat, they will be super soggy and gross.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 2:40 PM on Aug. 8, 2010

  • Never heard of that

    Answer by mamaofficer at 2:41 PM on Aug. 8, 2010

  • For ahead cooking, I've only made things that I like since everyone likes fresh food .

    I will freeze:.....

    meatballs, lasagna, or just batches of cookies. Not much else. Possibly pigs in a blanket

    Answer by coffeeyum at 2:52 PM on Aug. 8, 2010

  • This is what I did today:

    The last one is just for me... my ds won't eat eggs and if this works, it could save me a few dollars per day as I won't have to stop at Dunkin Donuts for breakfast almost every day.
    Overall.. what do you think? It's not Once a month cooking.. but might bail us out from having take-out 5 nights/week which unfortunately, if we have dinner at all on a weeknight, tends to be the standard because I'm usually at my office til 9:00 or so every night. :(

    Comment by FeelinYummy (original poster) at 11:12 PM on Aug. 8, 2010

  • Nope, but maybe I should!

    Answer by sstepph at 1:29 PM on Aug. 9, 2010