The Caskey Family


Freezer Cooking Club – April Party
April 10, 2007, 8:54 am
Filed under: Once a Month Cooking

In the spirit of Proverbs 31:14-18 and 20, once again, it is time to start planning for our next cooking club party! Yeah! You can visit Joy Folken’s Blog about OAMC for a good description. Kinda’ combined once-a-month-cooking with a cooking club and revised it to work with our little freezer space. For those of you interested, I’ve included a few sites below that give ideas, recipes and hints for freezer cooking.

During the last two months I have cooked triple batches of 5 different recipes and ended up with 15 meals to use throughout the month when days get hectic or I want to be out of the house for the morning.

I’m going to try to keep this cooking thing reasonable, even though Jeremy, my sweetheart of 9 years gave me a used upright freezer for our basement for an anniversary gift a few weeks ago! I never would have imagined an ugly avocado green freezer would be romantic to me. . .but hey, things change when you become a mommy, right?!

Here is the schedule, details and “assignments” for our cooking party:
Our goals:
1. To cook 5 double recipes (10 or 15 meals total) to freeze for emergency meals for our family for the next month
2. To share recipe and meal ideas with each other
3. To enjoy fellowship and encourage each other

Thursday: Meet at my house 7-8 PM for meal planning, grocery list making, and planning for the actual cooking day
PLEASE BRING ON THURSDAY:
1. At least 5 recipes you plan to make for your family at the party – written out on cards or in a notebook
2. Recipe books/resources you got your recipes from for sharing with the group
3. Grocery ads if you aren’t shopping at the Commissary
4. Pen, paper, notebook, cooking journal, or binder

Friday: Grocery shopping on your own

Saturday: Meet at my house from 11AM to 4PM to cook and package meals for freezing
We will determine what each person will bring (besides the groceries to cook the meals) on Thursday.

My goal is to have cleanup done BY 4PM.

http://www.30daygourmet.com/
http://www.dinnersinthefreezer.com/
http://snider.mardox.com/OAMC.htm
http://www.momsbudget.com/freezercooking/index.html
http://www.realfood4realpeople.com/oamc.html
http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/advice/20000131a.asp

Two new cookbooks that have some GREAT freezer recipes and instructions
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0696230542/102-5800966-0807306
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0800730550/102-5800966-0807306 – If you only buy one, this is the ONE to get!

I would like to challenge each of you to DO Proverbs 31:20 and consider finding someone who could use a meal this month. I know we all live on tight budgets, but I have found that God faithfully provides abundantly as we obey Him in serving and ministering to others.

Now all we have to do is pick a weekend this month – I’m free (right now) any weekend except next weekend (the 21st).

So, if you want to join the cooking party and live in or near Bellevue Nebraska. . . or would like to fly or drive to cook with us (I can only hope, right?!) please email me or comment.