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Old 06-08-2002, 05:23 PM
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I think .....

... this is something i would like to start to do .... right now i shop every two weeks and spend about $160.00 CDN for 3 kids and one adult (DH) as I can only eat very very very limited things. Anyway, i plan my meals by what is on sale and what everyone would like to eat. I divide the meats up according to meals and label them then freeze them. I dont know if i could afford to do the OAMC thing but i do love the idea of it and would give it a try for a two week menu.

There used to be a 'community kitchen' where i used to live but when we moved to this small town there isnt one I dont know too many people in this town that would do something like this with me so i might just have to wing it and improvise on my own lol

I think anything that saves me time and effort ( even though i love to cook) in the kitchen is a blessing

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Old 06-24-2002, 04:17 AM
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Old 08-06-2002, 04:06 AM
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what do you freeze your food in to just pop into the oven?
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Old 08-24-2002, 02:17 PM
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I line what ever pan I plan to use with foil, letting it extend past the end of the dish enough to close after cooking. When the dish is cool, just seal the foil and put in the freezer. After it is frozen you can just pop the foil wrapped package out of the pan. Then label with name of dish, date and directions. Be sure to put it back in the right pan for heating. If I am preparing meals for others, I buy the throw-away pans.
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Old 04-05-2003, 05:06 AM
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Tried this yesterday

A group of us where I work decided to try an exchange. There are six of us but we have different sized families so we decided to make 3 whole entrees and then cut in half so 2-3 member families wouldn't be eating leftovers for a week. It was kind of stressful to figure out how to prepare 6 halfs or 3 wholes and package 6 but I think the next time with a little preparation it will go smoother. I was doing breakfast Quiche and it took me 2 1/2 hours with clean up. I am making IHOP Nut N Grain pancakes today to go along with because I was afraid everyone else would be spending more. I think when word gets around the hospital there will be more groups formed and then we could pair up by family size. If not, it is still VERY satisfying knowing you get a break in the near future. Also, our little group is about being healthy so we will be making things more on the healthy side. Has anyone else tried this with a group? I can see where we have lots more to discuss.
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Old 04-16-2003, 08:39 AM
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I find that I cant do OAMC... but I can do it every 2 weeks... I make my meal plan and grocery list and then on pay day do my shopping.

Right now we are in a rental house with just the fridge freezer, but I still love the meal plans because I know I have the ingredients ;-)
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Old 03-20-2007, 11:43 AM
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Once a month cooking

Once a month cooking?
Bunny and I make homemade noodles every couple of weeks....We put all our stuff together and make triple batches....
We make home made breads,cookies and then we freeze what ,we can so we can have later..... I make a lot of home made stuff and I also do canning and grow my own veggies
Have A Good Day Everyone
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