OAMC = Once a month cooking. If you want to stock your freezer with pre-cooked or pre-assembled meals, The Freezer Cooking Manual from 30 Day Gourmet is a great resource. From planning worksheets to storage tips, it’s packed full of useful freezer information. And so far every recipe I’ve tried has been winner. Plus I love the format of the recipes! Each recipe’s measurements are given in multiple yields, making it very convenient to try out a single meal’s worth to ensure your family loves it. Then when it’s time for the mega cooking session, you can easily double, triple, or quadruple any recipe in the book. This would come in very handy for potlucks as well!
Don’t miss out on The 30 Day Gourmet web site either. In addition to the two regular cookbooks, they have a nice selection of affordable e-books you can download. I just got the budget freezer e-book from them and will report back soon–though at first glance it looks great.
Tonight I tried the spaghetti sauce from the main freezer book, using some previously boiled and frozen ground beef. I had some extra children for dinner tonight and the meat sauce over some ziti pasta was a hit.