Marathon Cooking

Tonight, I’m grocery shopping. I know, hold the presses! This seemingly mundane task is the beginning of an experiment. We eat out a lot at my house. That’s money down the drain, and I don’t like money in my plumbing. To remedy this, I’m going to try to cook a week’s worth of dinners in one weekend in an attempt to eat healthier and cheaper. That’s 7 meals in 2 days. Maybe that doesn’t sound like a lot of work but it is. A frick ton. In my mind, make ahead meals are all casseroles. Apparently, they are also hearty soups.

Here’s the proposed line-up:

  1. Black Bean Mushroom Chili
  2. Pinto Bean and Andouille Sausage Stew
  3. Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes
  4. Lasagna
  5. Broccoli Cheese Chowder
  6. Baked Penne with Chicken and Sun-dried Tomatoes

I’ll be doing the shopping tonight and probably doing most of the cooking tomorrow. Let’s see how actual meal planning goes.

Do you think I’m crazy? Have you ever done any marathon cooking?


3 thoughts on “Marathon Cooking

  1. No and no! Its a good idea if you have the time to spend a day doing this. Think of all the free evening time you’ll have for 6 nights! Bliss! I sometimes cook in bulk, particularly if its something arduous like my 13 hour venison, but nothing on this scale. I’ll be looking out for your updates to see how this goes!

    1. I have done a little bulk cooking, like the pulled pork in a previous post. That lasted our house of 5 (and guests) a week! I am looking forward to being able to come home and relax knowing dinner is already done. Thanks for the follow!

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