Every other month five large families gather together to cook 2 months worth of food for our freezers. Here is our latest cooking adventure in pictures.
The kitchen before the storm.
A central area for the spices.
Before cook day starts someone sorts through all the groceries and puts all the non-perishables into bags labeled with the recipe name. Then when you begin a new recipe you can grab the bag for that recipe and have all the items the recipe calls for. It also makes it harder to use ingredients meant for one recipe in a different recipe although it still happens.
We use the front and back porches and lots of coolers to store frozen or perishable ingredients until we need them.
We have separate tables where we prep the raw meat.
Mixing massive mounds of meatloaf.
Everyone brings a laundry basket and lots of freezer containers for all the wonderful food they will be taking home.
Time for a break, well for some of us.
Some finished meals
Dividing meals into dishes.
We generally finish cleaning up around lunch time and then head home and fill our freezers to the brim with meals that should last us for the next two months. This cook day we made 22 different recipes for a total of at least 40 meals. Now if I could only remember to take dinner out of the freezer…
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