05-19-2010, 11:43 AM
Does anyone do once a month cooking? I'm going back to working full-time which is quite tiring for me with all of my health issues, but we need the money. So I was hoping OAMC would make things a little easier for me.
A lot of the recipes I'm finding online have tomato sauce bases. Any suggestions?
05-19-2010, 01:28 PM
You might want to purchase one of the cook books available in the ICN Shop. They are written around the IC diet.
01-02-2013, 08:47 AM
I don't do OAMC, but I do make huge batches of things I can eat, portion them, and then freeze them for reheating. You could do this once a month. I cook at least one big meal every Sunday. Here's what I regularly make.
Chicken soup - Swanson MSG free broth, chicken pieces, carrots, celery, a little onion and either dried or frozen pasta or rice.
White bean and kale soup (with safe sausage - we get a pig every year and have this made to our specifications)
Chicken and wild rice soup
Candied yams/sweet potatoes
Egg bake - eggs with some cream, nitrite free bacon, diced peppers and bread chunks. I bake it in muffin tins or small loaf pans and freeze
Hamburger hotdish - with rice, celery and cream of mushroom soup
Ham - I will cook a large ham (with safe ingredients) and use leftovers in egg bake, scalloped potatoes, white beans with ham, ham and bean soup
Roasted meat - I will cook a pork loin, pork roast, beef roast, chicken, etc and shred the meat. I put the meat in freezer bags and pull out and defrost. I use on salads, in sandwiches, on top of rice (I make my own Chipotle bowl), in quesadillas with safe cheese, etc.
Blueberry, pumpkin & corn muffins (I also can eat raspberries, so I make raspberry muffins)
I will make & freeze big batches of other tomato based things for the family to eat - sloppy joes, lasagna/pasta bake/manicotti, chili, spaghetti sauce with meatballs
I also love seafood, so I will buy a large piece of fish (salmon or whatever) and portion and freeze. This is easy to cook in the microwave or on the grill. My DH cooks a lot on the grill when it's grilling season, this is great way to get a quick meal. Add a frozen veggie or a quick salad and you have dinner. We do a lot of breakfast for dinner since it's quick and easy.
I work Full Time, don't like to spend a ton of time in the kitchen, and I have a family of very picky eaters. This type of eating works well for us. DH and I will both take something for lunch each day. I hope these ideas help you!
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