That means I spent Thursday evening taking inventory in the pantry, cupboards and freezer. Friday was spent in town, stocking up. This month it also meant that Gabe was my shopping buddy (he is always sure to find the best deals for me, he's a numbers guy!) and coffee with a great friend (thanks, Deb!). A full, but very pleasant day.
You know what Saturday meant, don't you? Absolutely - it was Cooking Day. This month it was my own custom-big-batch-once-a-month cooking-day. Rather than getting my 25-30 meals actually assembled and in the freezer, I did some basic chopping, cooking, combining - basically, any meal-prep possible, but not as many fully assembled meals. And, as always, I made a list of my planned meals. It's going to be a five-week month for me, so I have to have a plan in place to make things stretch. My master list sure does help me stay on track.
Because the day went so smoothly and I still had plenty of energy left in me, I told the kids I'd make homemade fries for supper (usually I start a pot of beans in the a.m. and everyone has to dig in and help themselves, adding chips and taco toppings). I came across a great deal on potatoes -- 50# for $11.50. For red potatoes! Just look at these beauties, waiting happily in the cellar. You can just imagine what we'll be eating day in and day out this month, eh? How many different ways can you serve potatoes, anyhow? But, I digress - back to homemade french fries.
(Luke my GrillMaster is cooking)
Lunch -- Taco Salad
(Basket Dinner at church -- need to have some dessert ready, also)
popcorn, apples, and get-your-own for Sunday night