About 3 years ago, my friend Elizabeth, started a "once a month" cooking group.
I had no idea how much I would love it or even how much I would come to depend on it.
I want to give you an overview of how our "once a month" cooking works.
If you would like more details or learn how to start your own cooking group,
leave me a comment and I will contact you with more details.
Here is how it works...
We set a side one Monday a month for cooking.
We each suggest 5 meals and then Elizabeth chooses our menu from
those submitted. We typically cook 17 to 19 main dishes.
Over the years we have built a recipe list of
around 70 different meals that we all like and we know will freeze well.
When we cook, it takes a lot of space and makes a huge mess.
Normally, we are a group of seven women and we cook in Elizabeth's large (very nice) kitchen.
However, this month, we were down to only 4.
Since there were fewer of us, we decided to cook at my house.
I love having women sharing in my kitchen!
I know most women don't, but I do!
We always have such a good time, sharing ideas, recipes and cooking tips.
I can't begin to count all the tips and tricks I have learned over the years.
Most people believe that freezer meals have to be casseroles, but
we actually make very few casseroles.
In this photo we are making Fajitas.
Fajitas are one of the many meals that make a great freezer
meal, but are not even close to a casserole!
This is how we package them.
Here are just a few of the other meals we made this month...