A few years ago when I studied full time, worked full time and also worked many hours of volunteerism I used to bulk cook. It was great to come home to a meal that just needed to be heated up. So after reading Frugal Queen's bulk cooking post I thought I would give it a go again.
But it ended up being one big stress!!!
- 1st my kitchen is tiny, cluttered and very hard to work in.
- 2nd someone came 3 hours early to look at my old bomb of a car I was selling whilst I was in the throes of it all.
- 3rd the weather was so hot I was melting away.
- 4th my partner came home and needed the kitchen area for his catch of the day.
However I'm sure the weekdays will be easier this week, as I made:
- Chicken & Vegetable Soup; with left over roast chicken, ginger, celery, onion, carrot, beans and dried herbs.
- Vegetarian Pasta Sauce; with ginger, carrot, broccoli, onion, celery, mushrooms and tinned tomatoes.
- Lamb Curry; with lamb, pumpkin, beans, celery, onion, tinned tomatoes and lots of spices.
- Pot of spaghetti.
|Soup, Pasta Sauce and Pasta.|
|Slow Cooking Lamb and Vegetable Curry|
All of my meals were made in quantities enough for 2 nights of meals. Half was portioned, labelled and frozen for the next couple of weeks. Bulk cooking does save me time and the consumption of electricity. It's frugal and it's a more Eco way of cooking. All I need to do is enjoy the reduced amount of cooking time this week and give bulk cooking another go next weekend with hopefully no interruptions.
By the way... I sold my old car.. for a cheap $200. A mechanic purchased it. He's going to fix it up and re sell it. I'm very happy it's gone - out of sight and out of mind. Happier days ahead.
Do you bulk / batch cook? Or do you prefer the very French way of shopping and cooking daily? Any other ways you cook? Share your methods.