This week I did some serious cooking.
Back in April, I did a big cooking day with my good friend Lindsey, who also has a baby, so you can imagine what fun we had wrangling two babies AND cooking.
She invited me to do it with her, after she did it with another friend of hers the previous month.
This is the website that has all the information. We cooked for 10 hours and made 16 dishes, that made up 32 meals each.
It was INSANE.
By the end of the day, we were beyond exhausted. It was worth it though, we each had meals for almost a month and half.
This time around, Lindsey was too busy to do a big cooking day, and I tried to coordinate with my other friend Maureen, but then I got super busy and it just didn’t work out.
So I thought well, what if I just do 6 dishes and do it by myself. It wasn’t nearly as exhausting or stressful. I did all the prep work the night before, which included chopping all the vegetables, browning the ground beef and baking all the chicken. I also made two of the dishes that night, the pizza and the coconut chicken soup, which for that dish, I just threw everything in the crock pot.
I made 6 dishes and ended up with 14 separate meals, all of which will have leftovers for lunch or dinner. Hopefully, this food lasts at least a full two weeks, if not more. I also made a big batch of fruit smoothies and froze them in individual servings, for a total of 10 servings.
These are the dishes I made:
From the cookbook Nourishing Traditions:
Coconut Chicken Soup
Curried Chicken Tidbits
For the smoothies, I mixed strawberries, bananas, coconut milk kefir and a little bit of cranberry/pomegranate juice.
Oh, and the pizza I made, is something I saw in a magazine and tweaked it a bit. Its become a family favorite. I will share the recipe next time I make it.
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The aftermath for Peter to handle.