This morning, Mac and I met our friends, Susan, Tara, and baby Noah for a 4 mile run through the hills of Wildwood.
After a good run and a needed shower, Susan, Mac, and I headed to do some shopping... because we had a freezer cooking day in the mix.
Martha met us shopping and we were back at Susan's house and cooking by 11:30 am.
Fast forward to 4:30...the kitchen was cleaned and this is what we had.
- 6 Turkey-Spinach Enchiladas
- 3 Easy Spanish Chicken and Rice
- 4 Chicken Spaghettis
- 4 Lasagnas
- 4 Colorful Chicken Casseroles
- 36 English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches
- 15ish pounds of twice-baked potatoes
- 3 Chicken Bacon Subs
- 4 Taco Chicken Bowls
- 4 Telluride Black Bean Tortilla Bake
- 3 Loaves French Bread
It was a LOT of work, but totally worth it. I came home with 11 meals, plus 12 breakfast sandwiches and a ton of twice-baked potatoes. It only took 5 hours of cooking and 2 hours of shopping.
Next time, however, there are some things we decided to do differently. First of all, I would get a sitter. For reals. Also, we would probably shop for groceries a day or two before and do some of the basic prep (chopping onions, cooking chicken) early.
One thing I won't change is using Susan's kitchen--it would have been crazy cramped in my house! Thank goodness Susan was such a good sport about us taking over her home for an entire day :)