Monday, July 30, 2012

It's been a long day

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
All for the bargain price of less than $80...and that included the our lunch for the day as well. 

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 :)

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Super impressive! I wish we lived closer to each other (I could at least babysit)... or that I knew some people in this town to start our own cooking group here.