Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Taking a Break From Cooking!

Yesterday I spent 8.5 hours cooking.  We spent about $127 at Costco in the morning and I made 44 meals for my family!!  Some of the food I used we already had like our beans and rice and some chicken breasts.  Here is what I made:
3 Chicken Enchiladas
4 Taco Rice Casseroles
15 Twice Baked Potatoes
2lbs of Taco Meat
1 Chicken Fajita
3lbs Ground Chicken Sausage (toss into pastas)
16 cups Shredded Carrots in 2 cup increments (for tossing into meals)
2 Kielbasa Soup
1 Meatballs in Sauce
12 cooked Chicken Breasts  cut up for salads or pastas (about 4 meals +/-)
34 Frozen Burritos
24 Cheeseburgers to grab and reheat. Click HERE to see what I made. 
Plus I have about 8 cups rice ready to use too.
This was one of my goals for the new year and I did it!  I really felt God's hand in it.  Since Mark is self employed we were able to plan for this and he spent the day with the kids.  I started at 2:30pm and put the last piece of foil on my Enchiladas at 11pm.  Praise God!! 
My tips for this are: clean as you go (huge help in our small kitchen), have HUGE mixing bowls and a wonderful husband to support a day of cooking. 
WOW! Now I'm off to go play with my kids and not cook for a while.

ETA: I have 2.5 lbs of cheddar cheese, 3lbs of mozzarella cheese, about 16 cups worth of carrots, 24 hamburger buns, 48 oz of sour cream, half bag of bacon pieces and 2 more onions along with 3/4 container of taco seasoning left from our Costco trip.  I'll use most of it for next time. 


Christine said...

What time is dinner? Just kidding.

It looks so nice in your freezer.
Job well done! (high 5)

Joyfully @ home said...

That looks great! Do you have any other recipies you could link to?

Tanya said...

I am so impressed with your neat, organized, and well-stocked freezer!!! Wow, all that hard work is going to pay off. Way to go!

dee dee said...

I'm so impressed at the amount you were able to accomplish in one day! Wow great job!
Dee Dee

Kimmy said...

The rest are my recipies so I don't have links. I'll share any of them with you. Just let me know. I might get motivated and have a tab of recipies at some point on my blog.

carleen said...

I'm so impressed. I had planned on doing something like this before the baby was born but never got around to it. This post has really motivated me. Be sure and let us know how it tastes!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kimmy.....WOW. I am intrigued with the frozen cheeseburgers. Maybe I can get a bite of Marks someday. Long story, but using your moms site on the blogs site, so here I am. Everything you take on is so amazing. I am a very proud dad.

Love you. Daddy