Monday, April 11, 2011

In A Food Mood: I Cook On Mondays

Today I am sharing what I think is a revolutionary concept. Kristen, a blogging mom, shares her idea about cooking once for several hours on a Sunday or Monday and being done for the rest of the week! I'd heard of cooking once a month but not once a week. That sounds much more doable and smart-- especially for those crazy weeks where you look at the calendar and know that a fridge full of meals would mean the difference in your sanity! Take a look at what Kristen shares and let me know what you think. You'll see at the bottom of the post are links to additional posts she has written in this series.

What do you think? Will you try once a week cooking?
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Anonymous said...

I have cooked once a week for over 30 years. It makes it easy to stretch the food budget and meaant that we always had a sitdown dinner time no matter how busy the family was. I highly recommend it.

Jenny said...

I love this idea. I want to know more about it. If I could save money and have things ready for the week. I would spare time on a Saturday or Sunday to do this.

Anonymous said...

I do this too, makes the week so much easier. I even make a homemade or frozen pizza and freeze in slices for a quick brown bag lunch for my kids on a busy school morning. My kitchen is a mess on Monday but I am done for the week. HIghly recommend trying this.

Jaymie said...

I'm not sure about cooking for a whole week at a time - sometimes fresh is much better than reheated. But I try to do double duty with a meal when I can - cook a whole roast and set aside half for a meal later in the week, cook up twice as much chicken as I need for the same idea, make paninis out of two loaves of bread so everyone has dinner plus sandwiches for lunches. I try to pop a large batch of popcorn for school snacks, prep lunch sides on Mondays (our only free afternoon all week) for the rest of the week, etc. I love how it feels to look at my counter/fridge on Wednesday or Thursday and know my work load is going to be light because of the extra I did on my less-busy days!

Shelly said...

This is something I have just recently started and it is an AMAZING time saver! Plus, it gives you time off from cooking every single day.

Investing 3 or 4 hours on one day, plus an hour of shopping and an hour or so of planning yields 20 or more meals (depending on your deal-e-o).

It's a no-brainer for me!

Thanks for posting Kristen's site. It is another valuable resource I will add to my arsenal.