Posts Tagged ‘Once A Month Mom’



First, I have to let you know that I have done another Bulk cooking session. This one is actually from 4/2… and this photograph is missing a serving of soup. Plenty of food! This time we did March 2013 and it was our favorite yet. I think I have a system now, so next time I plan to give a more thorough review… maybe.

I am also taking part in the Project Simplify over at Simple Mom and, well… it is a start. I don’t have any before and after pics this time because I happened to clean out all of drawers just a few weeks ago, so while I played along the difference was minimal. I am, however, getting a head start on next weeks challenge.

Hopefully, next week should be a more exciting week!

Taking the Freezer Plunge


Okay you guys, I realize the above picture is not a really a beautiful, blog worthy picture… but I think this may have actually changed my life.

I have been looking at Once a Month Mom for a while now, because someone with my interests (ahem, mommy related) is bound to come across them a few times. I really liked the idea of freezer cooking, but I thought their menus were not a good fit for us. Even the “Whole Foods” would require extra tweaking…

This year they added a Paleo menu. WHAT!?

On February 27, I took a little baby step, and did the February Mini Menu which consisted of 10 meals. All of them slowcooker. I was hooked. HOOKED. I rode my high and did the full January Menu on March 3rd. It was amazing. The food is so delicious, the meals that are not slowcooker meals are simple to cook/reheat. All this and I don’t have to chop away for an hour everyday (we eat a lot of veggies)

I apologize for the lack of pictures (although last weeks This Moment was from my large session on the 3rd) but as you can imagine, we were insane. It was the first time I ever did anything that scale (it reminded me of Thanksgiving at my moms house, but I never did that alone) and while it was very enjoyable, it was also busy… and a bit messy. Maybe I can organize enough next time to snap pictures while I cook… maybe.

When will I do it again? My freezer is still rather full. Seriously. I think I have another 2 weeks before I need to do another one. I am eyeing the February Menu