Several years back as I was recovering from one of my several recent surgeries, a friend was over to help me with the kiddos. When she came in the house she brought with her a pyrex dish.
"What is this?" I asked.
"Oh, I brought you dinner from my freezer."
"Dinner from your freezer?"
"Yea, I do Once a month cooking so I have a freezer full of dinners."
"Once a month what?" I asked very curious.
She went on to tell me very briefly about the concept of once a month cooking. My immediate response was "whoever came up with this concept is a genius."
Later I hit the Internet in search of more information and the next day hit the library in search of books. I found this great book and brought it home to study. It was a great resource. It wasn't long before I was confident enough in my research to attempt my first day of OAMC.
My first very long day produced about 23 meals and I felt very satisfied with my labors. Over the course of that first month I saved myself many many hours in the kitchen and cut my grocery bill just about in half.
Over time, I have perfected my processes, created my own recipes, converted some of our family favorites and collected over 6 months worth of unrepeated recipes. I have taught a couple of classes for the women at church and shared my ideas and my recipe compilation with countless others.
In the last six months I have found an even better way to do my OAMC cooking. I save even more money, several hours of labor time, and have a ton more fun with the whole process. I will write about this in my next post.