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Frugal Cooking

April 29th, 2007 at 04:10 pm

I've spent the last couple weeks with my head buried in books looking for ideas on stretching the dollars, and cooking mass quantities of foods on my good days so that on days that I don't feel well, I have dinner already stashed in the freezer. I know about Once a Month Cooking, but physically not up to it, so I am trying to make larger batches of things when I do cook. What I need are ideas so we aren't eating the same things over and over. I'm looking for ideas on books that use this idea I can request through my library and when I find one I really like, purchase it with a bookstore gift card I have.

All help appreciated! I do cruise the internet, but I spend so much time on line for the business we run, I'd much rather have books that I can feel and flip the pages myself from the comfort of my couch.

I did find a slow-cooker recipe book at the library with 1 recipe I could use. They weren't geared for frugal cooking in the least, but I've just about worn out my crockpot.

5 Responses to “Frugal Cooking”

  1. HouseHopeful Says:

    I don't do once a month cooking, but every time I make a meal, I'll double or triple the recipe & freeze the extras. I like to do sloppy joe, chili, beef stew, pasta sauce, ect. All easy to reheat. After a few dinners, I get a pretty good variety in the freezer. It'd definately helpful for those days you just don't feel like cooking. There are some great online resources too. I usually just google freezer cooking.

  2. Amber Says:

    I do not cook once a month when I do cook, but I like that idea...thanks for the tip

  3. K Says:

    Try SavingDinner.com--They have e-books & menu mailer services. Not unreasonable prices & healthy recipes. They have a some that are specifically for cooking ahead, but not overwhelming amounts. They are organized by meat so you can take advantage of whats on sale. Hope you find something you can use.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    I'm not sure if this site will help you cook bit batches, but it is sure to have frugal recipes since you type in what you have available and it gives you recipes/ideas. You might double or triple the stuff you make and freeze the extra.


  5. mrpaseo Says:

    My boss gave me her recipe for her Family turkey chilli. It's oh so good and it usually lasts a week or so (We never get to freeze any because it's so good). My point is, a good crock pot book will have 50 recipes in it. Making just one per week will give you a years worth of one meal a day for a small family (We have one daughter that loves the chilli). You may be able to freeze single servings and make them stretch a month which would allow you to enjoy four to five different meals during the month (If you make one per week). Since they are so easy to cook, one a week should not be so hard.


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