If you’ve been on Pinterest lately you can’t help but notice the trend of once a month cooking…or stocking your freezer with meals.
When we were growing up my mom did this on a regular basis. With three kids that had three different interests and schedules this made it where we could still have a somewhat normal meal together at the end of the day.
She stumbled upon a book called Once A Month Cooking by Mary Beth Lagerborg and Mimi Wilson. It is now available in a revised and expanded version on Amazon.
Mary Beth and Mimi have also put together another book called Once A Month Cooking: Family Favorites and it is also available on Amazon.
These two books are the gold standard of once a month cooking. They include everything you need to know! They have the monthly menu that my mom would just print off and post on the freezer. When we would eat the meal she’d just cross it off. It includes a shopping list that you just print off and take to the store with you. It is detailed so you can make substitutions of your preferences. It also includes all the preparation steps that you need to take before your cooking day and then the steps for the cooking day itself.
So you’re more impulsive like me and can’t quite wait for a book to arrive in the mail…have I got a deal for you! Yesterday I found this Taste of Home Ultimate Freezer Cookbook on the shelves at my Walmart. It was $9.99 and I found it with the cooking magazines.
We’re going to start trying some of the recipes from it and Pinterest this weekend and we’ll keep you posted on how it goes!