Saturday, January 26, 2008

My new pantry





Here is my new pantry in stages:



Today I did my first oamc day. It was a big job and I am exhausted. We have had a couple of extra bills so my plan was to cook for 20 days rather than 30.


I have made:


Pizza's
Mushroom pasta sauce
Tomato pasta sauce
chicken chow mein
Beef stroganoff


Still to make (because we had so many other things going on today):


Chicken enchiladia's
Lasagna
Boglanaise sauce
Sausage casserole
Chicken cheesecake


For each of these I doubled our recipe and we will have 20 meals in the freezer tomorrow.


I will be doing the next big one in a fortnight. A few things I will do differently.

1) Shop the day before and cut up all the vegetables. I got up at 6 this morning so that I could do the shopping. The children helped me cut up the vegetables so it didn't take too long but I didn't start cooking till after lunch.
2) Plan to do nothing else all day. I had told the children that I would be able to take them to Big W for stationery needs. This was the other reason I didn't start cooking till lunch time.
3) Write out a list of recipes and do them in order. Hopefully as I do it a couple more times it will become easier.
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