Saturday, May 12, 2012

A Review


















Oh my goodness the cooking…

That was really hard work.  I cooked the May Whole Foods menu from Once a Month Mom.  After I finished Sunday night, I was reading the site, and found out that they post the menu on the first of the month, you shop for the items throughout the month (find the sales, etc.) and then you cook it at the end of the month.  Whoops!  Guess I should have read that first and cooked the April menu.

Then, I was reading some of the posts by the contributors to the site how they use OAM cooking.  They cook the meals, but they don’t intend to eat from it every night.  They use it based on the schedule, so if they have a busy night, they pull out one of the freezer meals and then don’t have to worry about prepping and cooking a meal.

So.

Considering this.  It may change how I do this going forward.  The point is to get my stress level down regarding cooking and the kitchen.  I will tell you, I was so stressed shopping on Friday night.  It took me about an hour and a half, and I was looking at everything going,
1. There’s no way this will feed us all month and
2. This is going to cost waaay to much money—so
3. We’ll have to spend more money, over the budget, to supplement not having enough food! 

Also, since I didn’t have enough room in the freezer (granted, I do have a big bag of ice in there that is taking up a bit of room), I have a lot of food left in the freezer that did not get cooked—so we have to eat on that over the next few days.  3 lbs of ground beef, and 7. lbs. of. chicken.  

It will definitely help us out at the end of the month when I get my wisdom teeth out, because I won’t be worried about what my husband will eat, and the instructions for reheating are on each item.

I hope that in the end, it will be worth it, but wow. 

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