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Old 02-18-2002, 02:15 AM
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Question How do you all do it?

Forget Once a month, I can't even make Once a day. I am always cooking. I cook three meals a day and every day is different.

I think I had better read over these posts better to see what I am doing wrong :p
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Old 02-18-2002, 05:30 AM
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LOL Shawn...it just takes a little practice. I found that the easiest way to begin was trying it weekly first. Follow your grocery store sales add and plan for the week. Then start doubling up, tripling up etc...
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Ok, I will try.... I can't promise it will happen (LOL), but I promise to try.


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Old 02-24-2002, 06:23 PM
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Baby Steps Shawn!

I found ground Chuck on sale at a great price so I bought about 12lbs. I made up hamburger patties and put in the freezer. I also cooked about 4-5 lbs and seasoned it with garlic, salt and pepper, and froze in 1lb containers. The rest I just froze in 1lb. containers.

Now these next few weeks supper will be easier for me and the kids. (They cook 2 times a week)

I don't have the energy for OAMC yet but these little baby steps help me stay afloat!
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Old 02-25-2002, 03:27 AM
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It is hard me me to buy lots of items that need to be refridgerated or froze.

I only have my freeze with the fridge.

We do not have a stand alone freezer.... We have to get an electrician to come and put in a new circut for that to happen.

One day, one day we will do it... Either that or we will buy a new house
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OAMC

We started OAMC about 3 months ago, but ours has changed to every two weeks. I have made a list of meals our family likes and choose from those when deciding what to fix. I think checking the papers is a great idea, it will surely save you some money.
We did check out a book at the library for OAMC to get our start and just modified it from that. The libraries are a great resource too. ;-)

Anyone use Taste of Home Magazines and Cookbooks? I have thrown out all of my others and kept these! They are wonderful, haven't tried a recipe yet that hasn't pleased my family including me!

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Old 03-04-2002, 05:20 PM
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Hi fellow North Carolina I'm also from North Carolina. I've just got started reading on the OAMC. method. I was thinking of giving it a try. Does it really save time and money.

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Hi, so your from N.C. too? Cool! I do my grocery shopping on Friday afternoon and have been doing the cooking all on Saturday. I find it saves me lots of time through the week. I just grab something out of the fridge, pop it in the microwave to defrost, and I can have dinner on the table in 10 minutes.
Last night we had country style steak with gravy, mashed potatoes and lima beans, and I cooked it in less than 10 minutes. Pretty cool huh?

As for saving money you really have to watch the circulars.Buy stuff in bulk when it is on sale. I even do toilet paper, paper towels and shampoo this way. This helps because I don't have to worry about putting these things on my list for awhile.

Talk to you soon! Hope you have a blessed day!

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Old 03-09-2002, 03:59 AM
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I still got to check out my freezer. I'll do this this weekend when we are off. We run a small dry bulk store and are closed Sun. & Mondays. I figure I plan to do my cooking on a Monday. No telling what I'll find in freezer land might not want too know ).

Nice meeting ya .

You got any pork roast recipes up your sleeve? I know thats one thing that in the freezer. I thought I cook a couple of them and make BBQ out of them. Then freeze for sandwiches.

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I don't really do OAMC, but I make and freeze what I can when I have a chance - mostly breakfast items. I have trouble getting motivated in the mornings so it's nice to have a freezer full of pancakes, waffles, muffins, french toast, etc. I just thaw them in the fridge overnight and then heat them in the microwave in the mornings. When dh makes homemade chili he always makes a huge batch so we have plenty to freeze and he does the same with spaghetti (he's the cook, I'm the baker ).
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