Monday, March 30, 2009

Taa Daaa!

It must have been spring fever or something, but I was bookin' today! I made and froze dinner for 9 nights (plus sent meals with two friends), completed 4 loads of laundry, cleaned and organized my closet and gleaned an entire trash bag of give-aways, and even took breaks to feed children and read stories.


(Hotmama cooking tip #1 - To make cooking bacon easy, I cut it into bacon bits before cooking it. I slice right through the package with my Ginsu! Super fast!)



(Hotmama cooking tip #2 - Check out this cool french fry cutter that I picked up a few months ago at Goodwill! It makes chopping up potatoes a breeze.)


So here's my menu plan for the next week:


Mon - Chicken Enchiladas

Tues - Fried potatoes with bacon and onions

Wed - Quiche

Thurs - Chicken Packets

Fri - Shredded Chicken and Bean Burritos

Sat - Potato Soup & Rolls

Sun - Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Mon - Soft Tacos

Tues - Beef Pot Pie


I was curious about the cost of making meals ahead, so I spent a few minutes to add it up. I made 11 meals for $85. That means each meal cost $7.72, which breaks down to about $1 per person per meal. Can't beat that!

(Hotmama cooking tip #3 - Maximize your work force.)

Oh yeah! I also made a double batch of chocolate chip cookies, and a batch of oatmeal cookies! I was completely done and the kitchen was clean (I started the day with an empty dish washer, and cleaned as I went along) by 5:30 pm when we sat down to eat our Enchiladas.
Woot! Woot!

I AM ON FIRE and THAT is why they call me HOTMAMA! ;D

23 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Do you want to come to my house and make dinner?

Ter said...

if you made all that how come I'm still hungry?? So I am not inclined to believe that you really made all that.

onehm said...

HOLY COW lady! I"m SERIOUSLY impressed!!!!
I got your message and am going to call you tomorrow! I promise!! ;)

J-me said...

YOU ARE ON FIRE! CHECK YOU OUT!

Janna said...

you go girl!

Rags 2 Richards said...

Okay, now you are just showing off. I'm totally jealous.

LissaMarie said...

i love the maximizing your work force picture...so cute! and i'm impressed with the amount of stuff you got done; you go girl!

Daryl said...

Color me impressed ... did the help get to lick the cookie batter?

Morris Family Journal said...

Can I drink some of your water? You are inspiring! :) We made your Creamy Ranch Chicken for dinner last night and it is FABULOUS! Thank you. :)

Sue said...

I can smell the goodness!!

I can hear the happy eaters!!

I can feel a mothers love!!


Hugs from me to you♥

Jaina said...

Wow, I'm seriously impressed! Great job there HotMama! ;)

Michelle said...

You go girlfriend! I am impressed that you got so much done in one day. I tend to fizzle out after a couple of hours. Isn't nice to have some dinners done for a while?

ValleyGirl said...

Wow. Just.... WOW.

Are You Serious! said...

♥ You're seriously awesome!!! Can you pass some of that motivation and awesomeness my way!!!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Oh yeah and I love your tips espcially that one on the bacon! GOOD IDEA!!!!!!

michelle said...

Wow! I am so impressed! You got more done in a day than, I usally get done in a week! :) I agree...you are on fire! Good work.

oda41143 Missy said...

I always wondered why they called you hot mama :) Great job, you have almost inspired me.

Holly said...

Wow-wie lady, can I come to your house for dinner??!! And the potato slicer, that's is the coolest!

Jules said...

Oh my goodness! I can't repress my feelings of inadequacy. You are amazing!

Cecily R said...

Ummmmm, can you PLEASE send some of your energy and smarts this way? If I make dinner at all in teh last week my kids are SHOCKED! :)

Cyn City said...

So you pre-make the meals, freeze them, and then pop them in the oven come dinner time. That is pure genius! I am so doing that from now on. When I get home from work I don't feel like doing squat...let alone slaving in a hot kitchen.

Thanks Hot Mama!

Bogner's said...

Talk about being a Super Mom... do you get to wear a cape?

And to go along with a previous post... another band name could be

forryno which was my verification word for your blog this morning!

Jen said...

Alright. . . can you be MY mom? You are AWESOME! All those meals sound super fabulous as well!

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