Category Archives: Once-a-Month Cooking

Twice-a-Month Cooking


This is my latest play on once-a-month cooking.  Call it twice-a-month cooking, if you will.  I realized that trying to do everything at once, all in one day so my mom can babysit the Munchkin, is too much for me. … Continue reading

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Once-a-Month-Cooking: March-April


Last month’s Once-a-Month-Cooking experiment was a qualified success.  I say “qualified” only because we had some recipe snafus, and I learned a great deal about just how many major meals I need each week.  Err, I mean, no, I don’t … Continue reading

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Entering the final week


As we come down to the final week of my planned- and cooked-for month, I’m ready to declare the concept a victory.  We’ve done well at sticking to the dishes planned for each week, or at least not making anything … Continue reading

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So Far, So Good


I’m filing this first week of once-a-month cooking as a tentative success tonight.  I didn’t quite stick to my menu, but it was to swap meals or to substitute leftovers for cooking something new, not to deviate entirely, so I … Continue reading

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Once-a-Month Cooking: The Aftermath


Holy jeebus grits, the cooking is (mostly) done, and I am ready for another weekend to make up for the one I didn’t get.  Unfortunately, I also got sick, so I’m getting a weekend of sorts, just not the kind … Continue reading

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Once-a-Month Cooking: February-March


This has been an incredibly long day, but I’m pleased with the final outcome and I suspect this once-a-month deal will become a regular thing around these parts. Lessons learned so far: Read the recipes more carefully when making the … Continue reading

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Once-a-Month Cooking Planning


After struggling for several months to feed myself and wrangle the Munchkin after I get home from work, I’ve decided it’s time to try something new: once-a-month cooking.  Now, maybe I’m just absolutely nuts, but there’s no time like the … Continue reading

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