Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last cooking session of 2011

Today has been a rather expensive day. The old man and I went shopping to get ingredients for a massive cooking session this weekend. Today has been/is a day of crock pots, oven and stove top cooking. So far after starting at about 1pm I have prepared:
  • Beef Chili
  • Vegetarian Chili
  • Beef Stew
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Caribbean Jerk Chicken
  • Jambalaya Combo
Before the end of the night I'm going to also finish:
  • South Beach Diet Savory Chicken Saute
  • Shrimp Etouffee
  • Pork & Shrimp Wonton (wrap and flash freeze about 100)
Tomorrow (New Year's Day) I have planned:
  • Crock Pot Orange Honey Tofu
  • Crock Pot Mongolian Beef
  • Taco Meat
  • Skinny Cheese & Broccoli Soup
  • Skinny Rosemary Potato Soup
  • Skinny Zucchini Ziti with Chicken
  • Swedish Meatballs
  • Pork & Shrimp Wonton (wrap and flash freeze about 100)
In these two days I'll have prepared enough food to last us through the month with a fairly decent selection to rotate through. Everything will be divided into individual servings and will be ready for reheating. The only things that will need to be cooked during the month would be side dishes as well as vegetables (we still have half a freezer full of veggies that need to be used). Both these items will take only a few minutes as compared to having to cook everything from scratch. I don't mind cooking when it's cooking like this that'll keep me from having to cook during the month. Yay!! So here's to a great start to the New Year!

Total cost for 1 month's worth of meals: ~$380
Meals expected to last into early February...

Have a Safe and Happy New Year!!

UPDATE 12/31/11 @ 9:36pm: Wontons not happening tonight. Moving them down to tomorrow. Just too tired...

So far I've put up...
13 servings of beef chili, 6 servings of shrimp etouffee, 6 servings of beef stew, at least 9 servings of veg chili, 7 servings of Caribbean Jerk Chicken, 3 servings of BBQ Chicken (had the rest for dinner), around 6 servings of Jambalaya. Still need to make SBD Savory Chicken Saute - 4 servings.

UPDATE 1/2/12 @ 12:11am: Well, I didn't start cooking until 4pm yesterday. Only managed to get the Chicken Zucchini Ziti - 6 servings, Crock Pot Mongolian Beef - 4 servings and Orange Honey Tofu - 4 servings done. Wonton, Swedish meatballs, Skinny Rosemary Potato Soup and Skinny Broccoli Cheddar Soup, SBD Savory Chicken Saute and taco meat need to be done today after I defrost more chicken and the shrimp.

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