Saturday, May 9, 2009

OAMC: Big Cook Day, May

In a little more than 2 hours, I made:
Sloppy Joes
Lasagna (2 square pans)
Enchilada Bake (2 square pans)
Grilled Fish Marinade (in freezer w/ fish)
Chicken in Enchilada Sauce
Spicy Basil Chicken
Chicken Souvlaki
Crustless Ham and Broccoli Quiche
Stuffing-Egg Bake
A dozen meals! We're set up for lazy days for weeks to come. Unfortunately, I still have to clean up. And eat something for lunch more nutritious than a chocolate chip brownie.

The method I used this time was as follows:
Night before: bake 12 frozen chicken breasts (4 per recipe) for 1 hr at 350*. Transfer to container in fridge overnight.

Ground Beef Recipes:  Brown 3 lb of ground beef. Drain. Return 1 lb to pan, 1 lb to bowl, and 1 lb to another bowl.

Get Sloppy Joes simmering. Then assemble Lasagna and get baking. Assemble Enchilada Bake and freeze without futher cooking. Put Sloppy Joes into a freezer bag to cool. Freeze lasagna after cooling about 30 min.

Fish Recipe: Place a freezer bag into something to hold it open and upright (I use a yogurt container). Add all ingredients for marinade. Freeze.

Chicken Recipes: Divide chicken into 3 containers (or more, but there are 3 recipes). Mix up Souvlaki marinade, pour over chicken cut into large chunks, label and freeze. Mix up and simmer Enchilada Sauce. Shred chicken, pour sauce over, label, and freeze. Chop up 3 cups mushrooms (1 cup for Spicy Basil Chicken, 2 for Stuffing Egg Bake) and saute. Mix up sauce for Spicy Basil Chicken. Pour over chicken cut into chunks. Add mushrooms. Freeze.

Egg Recipes: Assemble Stuffing Egg Bake and freeze. Then, last but not least, do the quiche. I froze my quiche in a 8x8 foil pan .

Questions are of course welcome! I used my shopping list to keep track of what I had and what I needed. It really does help to add it all up. I had to buy my meat this time (I often get it free from my farmer parents), and the ingredients for this batch cost about $100.


  1. I found your blog not too long ago and love it!
    I've taken a couple recipes and did a weekend cook Sunday...the enchilada bake is currently in the oven! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I've been playing around with OAMC (did it on two different weekends) and your blog has been my jumping off point. It's about time for the next round and I think I'm going to use almost all of these lates recipes. Thanks!

  3. I just found your site & love it!

    I tried to download your shopping list, but it says the file link is not valid :(