Thursday, June 14, 2012

Once a Month Cooking Cycle 4

Jen and I survived another round of Once a Month Cooking!  After several set backs, we gathered earlier this week and cranked out 29 meals for about $126 EACH family!

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Bowls, mixing cups and casserole dishes armed and ready!

Once-A-Month Cooking OAMC Once A Month Cooking
Condiments lined up.  Meats in the coolers.

Once-A-Month Cooking OAMC Once A Month Cooking
Another basket!  Veggies!
How'd we do it for less than $130/person?  In addition to saving money grating our own cheese, and making our own sauces, we also shop meat mark downs and sales.  Many times if meat is nearing the expiration date, the butcher will mark it down.  When we get meat this way, we take it home, cut it up, freezer bag it and freeze it if we will not be doing OAMC the next day.  Another tip is to use ground turkey instead of ground beef and modify recipes that call for chicken breasts with chicken legs and thighs.  Though not everyone wants to do go this route, but it saves a lot of money!

We've picked our favorites from previous cycles plus added many recipes from Greater Things!

To find out more, check out Why Once-a-Month Cooking? and Once a Month Cooking Tips.

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A full freezer and a happy Mom!


Many of our recipes are of the 'bag, dump and freeze ' for the crockpot variety.  We both have crazy schedules and this works best for our households.


RECIPES:
Ranch Chicken Loaf
Pizza Rolls
Chicken Enchalada Casserole
Spinach Sausage Pie
Upside-down Fettucini Bake
Stuffed Peppers
Beef Stew
Apricot Pork Roast
Asian Chicken
Chicken Pot Pie
Smoothered Burritos
Quiche (Ham)
Quiche (Veggie)
White Chili
Chicken Broccoli Casserole
Chicken Supreme
Apricot Chicken
Crockpot Chicken Creole
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Crockpot Sesame Ginger Chicken
Pork Chops and Gravy
Crockpot Chicken and Spinach
"Beef" Taco Soup
Chicken Burritos
Crockpot San Francisco Pork
Lasagna
Vegetable Soup with Meatballs
Joes to Go
Brown Sugar Chicken







Shopping List:

MEAT
Browned Ground Turkey15 lbs
Raw Ground Turkey4 lbs
Beef Stew Meat6 lbs
Cooked, Chopped Chix24C
Chix parts30 lbs
Chix Breasts halves18 

Italian sausage3 lbs
Bacon12 slices
Ham2C
Pork chops24 chops
Pork Roast7 lbs


DAIRY
Sour Cream32 oz
Eggs30
Butter6 T
1/2 and 1/2 4C
Ricotta1 1/2 c
Cottage Cheese32 oz
Ched Cheese14c
Mont Jack5c
Mozzz10c
Parm Cheese2c


CONDIMENTS/CANNED GOODS/GRAINS
Salsa12 T
refried beans2 cans
picante7 oz
mushrooms6 cans
alfredo sauce2 cans
Tomato Sauce126 oz
Tomatoes175 oz
Tomatoe paste32 oz
Apricot jelly24 oz
Ranch dressing8 T
Great Northern Beans4c
Kidney4c
Pinto4c 
Chix Gravy2 cans
Beef Gravy2 cans
Golden mushroom1 can
Beef Broth2 cans
Chix Broth  12 cups
corn starch
bread crumbs
tapioca1/2 c
brown sugar
white sugar
Ranch dressing mix3 packets
Taco seasoning

Cream mushroom soup2 c
Cream chicken soup10 c
pie crusts6
Pizza dough2 large
Rice3c cooked
Flour Tort48
Fettucini16 oz

Elbow16 oz
Ranch flavored tortilla chips3c  
vinegar
ketchup2 c
honey

soy sauce1c
sherry
mayo
seasame oil

Coke
white wine2 c

VEGGIES
Bell peppers12 whole
18 c chopped
onions24 c chopped
garlic2 whole bulbs
lemon juice6T
celery2c chopped
matchstick carrots1 bag
baby carrots16 oz
zuccini2
squash2
fresh spinach1 large bag
Frozen corn1 large bag
Frozen mixed veggies2 large bag
Frozen Brocc40 oz
Frozen spinach20 oz
Soup veggies
1 large bag

SEASONINGS
Sesame seeds

Parsley
Italian seasoning
chili powder
garlic
paprika
cumin
cajun
salt
bay leaf
pepper
cloves
cilantro
adobo
dijon

oregano
ginger
kelp

curry
red pepper flakes
cayenne
cinnamon







13 comments:

  1. WOW! I'm impressed. I need to come hang out at your place on your once a month cooking day.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. That would be very fun Vickie! Thanks for visiting!

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  2. AMAZING!!! That is YOU in one word my friend!

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    1. Awww thanks Becky! I think you are VERY amazing yourself!

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  3. Wow, that is great! I used to do OAMC a long time ago, I need to get back to it! Looking forward to trying out some of your recipes. Are they all on your blog in previous posts?

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    1. Athena - thank you for visiting! Most of the recipes come from the OAMC cooking books, Mega Cooking, other internet sites , and (from this cycle) from Greater Things (see link above in post).

      I know some may not agree with this, but, I'm not comfortable copying the recipes from the OAMC books onto my blog. I know the authors have spent a lot of time, sweat and money to create those books.

      If you go to the OAMC website, they have a week's cycle menu that you can download for free: http://www.once-a-monthcooking.com/download_recipes.html

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  4. Wow!! Very impressive! Now my latest problem is that I would have to modify recipes for no gluten, dairy, corn, and a few other things. Maybe if I could convince someone to do it with me that would help too.

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    1. The OAMC book does have a 2 week cycle of GF menus. Also, if you google GF Freezer meals or GF Once a month cooking you should come up with quite a few!

      Thanks for visiting Bethany!

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  5. With you laying it all out like this I really want to try it. If only I knew those recipes .

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    1. Thank you for visiting Mrs. Mandy!

      Most of the recipes come from the OAMC cooking books, Mega Cooking, other internet sites , and (from this cycle) from Greater Things (see link above in post).

      I know some may not agree with this, but, I'm not comfortable copying the recipes from the OAMC books onto my blog. I know the authors have spent a lot of time, sweat and money to create those books.

      If you go to the OAMC website, they have a week's cycle menu that you can download for free: http://www.once-a-monthcooking.com/download_recipes.html

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  6. I really want to do this and you have it all laid out so nicely. Now if I just knew all those recipes.

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  7. Love the shopping list, but where are the recipes? Great job!

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    1. Thank you Ammy!

      Most of the recipes come from the OAMC cooking books, Mega Cooking, other internet sites , and (from this cycle) from Greater Things (see link above in post).

      I know some may not agree with this, but, I'm not comfortable copying the recipes from the OAMC books onto my blog. I know the authors have spent a lot of time, sweat and money to create those books.

      If you go to the OAMC website, they have a week's cycle menu that you can download for free: http://www.once-a-monthcooking.com/download_recipes.html

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