Tuesday, August 25, 2009

August cooking day completed

We had another great cooking day! We had an extra mom today and she said she would come back so it looks like our group is now 5. Welcome Debbie!

And since we had 5 ladies, we did 5 recipes. Our total cost went up, but our cost per meal stayed about the same. It came to about $34 for each family. Some of the smaller families were actually able to get two meals out of some of the recipes. Like me- I split my Bangkok Chicken and my Stuffed Shells into two meals. So I got 7 meals for $34. Can't beat that. Even buying something frozen at the grocery store to have on hand in an emergency will usually cost more than $5.

It took about 2.5 hours to put our meals together and that included time out to nurse a baby (one of us) and break up fights among the toddlers (all of us). This bigger kids are back in school now; nice because there aren't as many kids under foot, but bad because they tend to be helpful with the littler ones.

I didn't take any pictures today, but I had previously taken pictures of the Bangkok Chicken and the Stuffed Shells so click on those links if you want to see the final product.

We set a date to cook again in September but we still need to decide on recipes. I'll post 'em as soon as we decide.

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