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View Poll Results: Do you cook for a day to eat for a month?
Yes - OAMC is a regular part of my life 3 2.97%
Yes - I sometimes do, but it's not built into my routine 21 20.79%
Yes & No - I have before, maybe once or twice 29 28.71%
No - I never have 49 48.51%
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Old 08-12-2005, 03:53 AM
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DeBora since you will be cooking for one just about everything will be OAMC for you ! A pan of lasagna would be about 10 single servings, twice a week for 5 weeks.

Buy a lb of hamburger/sausage and freeze pattys to thaw as needed once a week for 4-6 weeks.

Buy a package of hotdogs/brats (8/10) and repackage into single servings before freezing get 4-5 meals worth.

Divide bologna/turkey/ham, etc. lunchmeat into individual servings before freezing to get a variety for sandwiches. When my DH was working 3rd shift I would divide up 3-4 packages of lunchmeat into individual sandwich sizes and freeze 5 days worth. I alternated the meat wrapped in plastic wrap then put in a freezer bag making up 3-4 weeks worth then on Monday morning I would pull out a weeks worth of meat to thaw, he didn't get the same meat more than twice a week.
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Old 08-12-2005, 07:26 AM
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Roberta, my biggest problem is that I don't have freezer space. I'm used to having 2 large deep freezers on top of the freezer that comes with the fridge. With this travel trailer, I cannot overflow the freezer either. I forgot why, but that is what my MIL told me.
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Old 08-16-2005, 09:00 AM
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investment cooking

I don't really do OAM cooking more investment cooking. Meaning I don't prepare a months worth of meal however if I have extra I do freeze them. Like if I have friends over for dinner and have left over wine I freeze the remaining in ice cube trays then pop out once frozen and place in freezer bags. I then use these to drop a cube or two in sauces, soups, etc for a zesty zap. I also have a huge freezer bag in my freezer marked "soup starter" where I place left over veggies we don't finish at our meals into. Once the bag is full we have soup.

I also buy bulk meat and split myself. much cheaper. I get a whole fryer and split it up in it's parts and freeze accordingly or I will boil a whole one and flake all the meat and freeze it cooked to quickly add to salads, soups or even a quick tortilla wrap just by defrosting. I also brown 5 pounds of hamburger meat at a time and freeze in 1 lb baggies.
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