Monday, November 2, 2009

OAMC - Yikes!

Well, people, I've decided to jump on the bandwagon and post every day for the month like everyone else. I'll get the little button up tomorrow ;) Unfortunately, I think I'll probably bore you all to tears because I really don't know if I have enough excitement in my life to justify blogging about it every day! So, if you'd like to take a leave of absence from my blog until December, I understand. Also, I am also going to start calling us all by code names. The kids will henceforth be known as "K-lou" and "The MZ". If you can't figure out who's who then you probably shouldn't be reading this.

Now, onto the post. I decided that I was going to try out the whole once a month cooking thing. You know, where you cook all you dinners for a month in one day and then freeze them? I figured this would help with my inability to get dinner on the table. Supposedly it helps keep the grocery bill down too. So we did our shopping on Saturday, and let me tell you, that was not fun. Mainly because we had both kids with us and The MZ has figured out that if he says he has to go pee he gets to leave wherever he is at the moment. The total was kind of a shock, but once I remembered that it was for 24 dinners (plus a few other items) I realized that it was quite a bit less than we'd normally spend. So far so good. Today however, was the really hard part. Cooking day. Let me just tell you, I was totally unprepared. Thankfully, my wonderful husband was there helping me and giving me a hard time because I wasn't keeping him busy enough! I let him cut up the chicken and remove the bones. I'm nice like that. So, long story short (because I'm sooooo tired) we spent hours cooking and have a freezer full of food! Not only that, we've spent a little less than half of our monthly grocery budget and will only need to buy things like milk, yogurt and a bit of fresh produce for the rest of the month. That's promising =)

6 comments:

Melissa said...

I love the new layout!! I need to change mine, everyone else is doing it....
Share the recipes with us! And tell us if it was successful this month - that should help you get in your daily posts!!

Sharyl Williams said...

I am looking forward to lots of posts about my grandchildren this month!
Great job on the OAMC - it really will save you time and money! Way to be frugal!

The Wacky Whiteman Gang said...

Yes let me know how that goes and post which things you made! If it is successful I want to do it.

homeiswhereitallstarts said...

I've always wanted to do the OAMC. Do you have a chest freezer or were you able to fit everything into your regular freezer?

homeiswhereitallstarts said...

by the way it's me, Alisa, I'm not sure why I can't figure out how to correctly do my identity on comments:(

J. Stuppy said...

Wow - a huge undertaking but the pride in knowing you did it must feel very good indeed. I will be anxious to see how you "tweek" your monthly "program" after you've gone through it once. Do keep us posted - oh that's right, you already said you would (and I am such a slacker!).