My January cooking day is completed! Yesterday my hubby was awesome (it's a theme of his) and watched Squishy for me so that I could cook away.
Here's how it went yesterday:
First, I started off by beginning the butterhorn rolls (since they have to rise and all). Then I browned 3 lbs of ground beef on the stovetop.
|Ready to tackle the day, with my butterhorn dough rising|
Next I washed dishes and worked on some Coconut Curry Chicken Soup (I will post my version of this in the future). Then I assembled the Chicken Cacciatore and the Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches. For both of those recipes, I simply assemble the raw meat in freezer bags with sauce ingredients. Easy peasy! I'll toss them in the crockpot on the day we want to eat them. :)
I flash froze the butterhorn rolls (uncooked) and whipped up a super huge batch of pizza dough (enough for 6 medium pizzas). And then I called it a day. I didn't make it to the quiche and ran out of chicken for the chicken stir-fry (ooops!). But it's ok, 'cause there's not much room left in my freezer! I am going to attempt the quiche today and see if I can squeeze it in. :D
Here's the end result:
That's 16 meals, along with 2 big bags of butterhorn rolls and 3 lbs of ground beef for spaghetti sauce. Whoo-hooo! I have 3 meals leftover in my freezer from last month, so that means I have 19 nearly-completed meals in my freezer. Suuuu-weeeeet.
The groceries for this freezer cooking day (including our produce for this week) cost me $123, which is very close to last month's cost. And surprisingly, even though I thought the rest of the budget wouldn't stretch to cover the month, we actually had money left over in our grocery category at the end. Hurrah! We'll see how it goes this month. I'm hoping to revamp on my couponing skills. :D
Once again, here's proof that if I can do freezer cooking in my pea-sized kitchen with my tiny freezer, then anyone can!!!
Linked to Tackle It Tuesday.