Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Busy day yesterday.........batch cooking

Cooked for both our daughter and family, and ourselves.

Rotten photos, but at least you get the idea.


Took me all day to do it.  I started before 8 am and finished tidying up by just after 3 pm.  Now it wouldn't have taken as long if folk didn't keep calling me......you know who you are...LOL  I didn't have to pick the phone up I know, but I love talking to the folk that called.

For Daughter and family I made:

2 meals chicken pot pies
1 meal sausage and bean casserole
1 meal fish cakes
1 meal shepherds pie
2 bags mashed potatoes
2 bags mashed carrot and turnip/rutabaga
1 portion of sweet potato veggie fritters

For us:

1 meals chicken pot pies
1 meal sausage and bean casserole
1 meal fish cakes
1 meal shepherds pie
1 potion of mashed carrot and turnip/rutabaga
1 portion of sweet potato veggie fritters
1 bag of cooked chicken

All the meals I made are my own recipes, so just make them up as I go along. There is a link to a fish cake recipe though.

Lot of work, but well worth it, as I do want to make a start on priming the basement next week and the ready meals will come in handy.

Do you like batch cooking and if so what are your go too meals?  Also do you tidy up as you go along, or tidy up when you have finished cooking?  I am a tidy up as you go along type of gal.

12 comments:

Denise said...

Wow, I can't even imagine Myself batch cooking. I suppose because I never saw My Mother and Grandmothers doing it.Sounds lovely for Your daughter.A great asset a Woman who loves to cook is to Her family.

Boopnut said...

Recipes?

Boopnut said...

Recipes?

William Kendall said...

A lot of food, but well worth it!

mamasmercantile said...

I tidy as I go, for the winter I tend to make stews/casseroles in bulk for freezing. Steak/potato pie is always a good one and bolognaise sauce is good all year round one. Such a thoughtful gift for your daughter.

Cat Lover said...

Wow Gill you were busy! I enjoy batch cooking too. I tend to clean up afterwards. If I stop to do dishes I may stop altogether!

Anne in the kitchen said...

I don't like the actual day of batch cooking, but I love the days afterward so I do it regularly.

Betsy said...

Wonderful! It's always nice to have meals in the freezer and with a new baby, well, it's absolutely wonderful. I know your daughter will be thrilled with them.
Blessings,
Betsy

Rose said...

Sounds like your daughter is very lucky to have you!

Practical Parsimony said...

That is what I am doing today and tonight. I cooked 6 huge boneless, skinless breasts in my small crockpot. I should have used the large one because I have six more to cook. Then, I put zucchini, yellow squash, and new potatoes in the chicken broth to cook. It was delicious. The breasts will make maybe 18 meals because two were small.

The batch of the breasts I put in later will be frozen. THEN, I have a whole chicken to cook. That will be using the crockpot for three cookings in a row.

I sent some home with exbf. He got lots of the vegetables, too. But, those should last me four or five days. He has three meals of vegetables. He won't freeze his chicken. Most of mine will be frozen. When I run out of these vegetables, I will cook more of the same plus cabbage.

Planned leftovers are my favorites.

mary said...

great family.they are lucky to have you

Evelyn said...

I would love to do batch cooking if i had a freezer and I am a tidy as I go type of person.