Last month's baking day was a huge success. There are still a few things in the freezer (mostly marinated or prepared meats), we had baked goods to last us through the entire month and meal planning was so much simpler! I'm planning on
I'm getting ready to do it again this weekend, and here are my plans:
A few thoughts:
- meal components and baked goods definitely work better for us than actualy frozen meals. The more complete a dish has been, the less likely we've been to eat it.
- marinating meat as it comes home from the grocery store = brilliant! I just pull it out of the freezer a day or two before it's on our menu…all I have to do after that is cook it.
- I spent a little under $500 on all groceries and toiletries last month for our family of 4. It should have been just enough to feed us, but we ended up eating out more than usual due to stresses and the tax return. This month will be a lot tighter, and I'm adding in my first raw milk and some pastured meats. That eating out has to stop!