Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Planning Session

All five of us met this morning to do a little planning session since we're going to try something a little different.

The dynamics of our group have changed a little. We have two moms with babies under a year who are in that teething/needy/clingy stage (the babies, not the moms!). And with summer coming up, kids will be at home and that means even more children running around the house while we cook, or worrying about older kids who are left at home. All of this will make it harder for us to all get together at the same time to accomplish cooking meals for our freezers.

So today we agreed that we need to tweak our process a little and decided to each choose a recipe, of which we will make 5 batches and we set a date to swap our meals. This way we can shop for and cook our meals at a time that is convenient to us. Any time between now and our swap date!

Figuring out the money situation and who owes whom how much will be a little more difficult, but I'm sure that with my trusty Excel spreadsheet, I can do it!

And we need to talk about certain things ahead of time. Things like who does or doesn't want mushrooms our onions or mustard and how many meals they would like to get out of a certain recipe. But we've been working with each other for over a year now, some of us for two years so we're pretty good with our communication.

This isn't necessarily permanent. I'm sure there will come a time when things quiet down and we can go back to cooking together. But for now, this is what will work best for all of us.

Our menu for May is:
Tristy- Black Bean Lasagna
Debbie- Hamburger Quiche
Jodi- Dr. Pepper Spaghetti
Laryssa- Freezer Quesadillas
Lisa- Bacon Swiss Meatloaf (doubled)

We will meet to swap on Thursday, May 13th Tuesday, May 18th at 10 AM.

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