It’s Baking Day! What is “Baking Day”, you ask? Baking day is when you spend a large chunk of time cooking several meals for the purpose of freezing for later use. In 6 – 8 hours I can make enough meals to last our family an entire week (or more) plus various other things.
Baking Day is being hosted by Money Saving Mom and Life As Mom. Those two are far more experienced with bulk cooking than I am, since I’ve only done this a handful of times, so be sure and visit their blogs for some great tips! Hundreds of people are participating in Baking Day and are live-tweeting/blogging about it. If you would like to follow all the baking day fun, just search for the hashtag #bakingday. You can also follow Money Saving Mom, Fish Mama (Life as Mom), and ME on twitter.
I actually did a baking day last week (well, it was more cooking than baking) and it was a huge success! I made a ton of meals and it has saved me so much time and sanity by not having to deal with cooking dinner every night! You can read an excellent post HERE about how bulk cooking can save you time and money.
Alright, here is what I am making today:
Everything is going well so far! Here is a pic of me whipping up something yummy:
Oh, and this photo was so not staged. I always look this cheerful, and have a super clean kitchen when I’m cooking all day. Ha! Okay, truthfully, immediately after this picture was taken, I pulled my hair up in a pony, furrowed my brow, put some stuff in that bowl, and got to work! I just had to get a pic of my apron before it got all dirty. My bestie made it for me. Isn’t she talented?
Okay, back to work! I’ll have some pictures of my progress coming up soon!