Tag Archive: OAMC

Freezer Recipes for Once a Month Cooking: Part 3 (Winter Menu)

Here are some more recipes that our bulk cooking group has used. (click link for a how-to on once-a-month-cooking with a group) These recipes feed about 6-8. White Chili 3 can northern beans 30 oz chicken broth 2 lb chicken cooked and chopped 1 can rotel 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp garlic powder 1  fresh…

Favorite Black Bean Soup Recipe

This black bean soup is inexpensive, simple, spicy and scrumptious. It’s also a great vegetarian option. 4 lbs black beans 1 1/2 diced red onion 1/4 cup  chopped pickled jalapeno slices 2 TBL sugar 2 TBL red wine vinegar 12 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/4 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp cyenne pepper 1 TBL chili…

Freezer OAMC Recipes: Part 1 (Winter Menu)

Chicken Gumbo served in a fresh bread bowl

We regularly do once-a-month freezer cooking, but we do it in a way all our own. We bulk freezer cook with 4 other families once every two months. We pend several hours on  Saturday morning preparing the food and each family takes home 40-50 meals for their freezer. Freezer cooking is one of the things…

Freezer Cooking with a Group: OAMC

*OAMC recipe links at bottom of post Our family works together with 4 other families to freezer cook every two months.  This allows us to purchase in bulk and save a lot of money.  (We average $5-6 per meal and each meal serves 8-12 people.  That is not including side dishes.) A number of you…

Freezer OAMC Cooking: Beef Recipes

I’m beginning to go through my file of questions that readers have asked and many, many of you have asked for once a month cooking recipes.  We cook with 4 other families and we cook for two months at a time.  I’ve posted some more details about our mega bulk cooking previously as well as…

Freezer Recipes for Once a Month Cooking: Part 1

I promised that I would post some of the meals and recipes that we use for our bulk once a month cooking.  These are some of the recipes that we made in July.  I hope to add the recipes for all of the meals that I listed and I plan on posting our meals and…

You Asked: Bulk Cooking, Gutter Shelves and Comments

Ashley @ The Rowser Family asked, “I want to hear more about bulk freezer cooking. Do you just cook many meals at once and freeze? are there some meals or even ingredients that are better suited for freezing?” This is another question that I’ve been saving for a full post.  (Oh the shame!  Now everyone…

Bulk Cooking in Pictures

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…

“Not Me!” Monday: Bulk Cooking

At our bulk cook day, where we cook for 5 families I did not carelessly read the recipe for chicken enchiladas and use the 5 lb. of cheese designated for the meat loaf on the chicken enchiladas by mistake, affecting not only 10 recipes of enchiladas, but also 10 recipes of meat loaf. Nope, I…

Vegetable Prep for Bulk Cooking

Taking once a month cooking (OAMC) to a whole new level. Five large families, two months worth of food and one day of cooking equals lots of fun, lots of food and an amazing decrease in my kitchen work load for  the next 2  months. I am not taking credit for this idea. I’m a…