26 meals in a day

26 meals
Last Sunday my daughter and I made 26 meals for the freezer.  A young mom of 2 and working part-time, she wanted to be better prepared for dinnertime. I’m always game for that, so we joined forces, rolled up our sleeves and got to work.

What did we make?  Two tried and true recipes and 2 new recipes.  We prepared both previously posted recipes, Garden Vegetable Lasagne  using fresh Swiss chard  and Chicken Pot Pies .

We are experimenting by making a smaller quantity of Broccoli Quiche and Cardamom Chicken.

After all was said and done, we spent 5 1/2 hours, which includes shopping and food preparation.  According to my calculations each meal feeding 4 people costs us under $6.00.  We each have 13 meals in our freezer.

Now that was a day well spent!


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3 Comments on “26 meals in a day”

  1. Is coconut oil like what was used in the crust healthy? I’ve seen it around everywhere lately, but was always taught that tropical oils were to be avoided.

    1. Hi! New studies show coconut oil is good for you. See http://www.tropicaltraditions.com for more info for starters. I also just read this article http://blog.designsforhealth.com/blog/bid/178356/Cuckoo-for-Coconuts, that you will find so interesting! However, I live by the rule of thumb “everything in moderation”. Just because we find a fat or a sugar that’s healthier than the rest doesn’t mean it’s okay to eat a lot of it. I mix it up for my crusts; sometimes I use butter and sometimes I use coconut oil and sometimes I use olive oil. Never use crisco. That’s full of trans fats. Thanks for your question! ag

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