|Chicken||Servings||# of Meals|
|Creamy Chicken Casserole||6||2|
|Chicken Pot Pie||6||2|
|Chicken and Sausage cassoulet||2|
|Red beans and Rice||6||2|
Jambalaya: I will be using canned tomatoes (diced) instead of fresh tomatoes. I will be browning the cooked chicken and sausage as it says. I will make the mixture and then freeze and will cook it later in the crock pot.
Tuna Patties: Calls for bisquick in the recipe. I am not buying it. I found a recipe for baking mix here.
Beef Tips: This recipe is for a huge amount, I am cutting the recipe in half and assuming it will suit 3 meals of 6 servings.
Now, sorry I did not type it all out, but it is so much easier to hand write my ingredients for each meal. So I scanned the pages for you. Here they are:
Just click and you should be able to print.
Now from here, I consolidate my list to create my grocery list to shop from.
I then check my pantry for what I have, so I can delete it from my list. From this list, I am using my $0.68/lb whole chickens and the 4 pound can of tuna I already have.
After, I cruise sam’s club (website) to see what I can buy in bulk and mark it on my list. I also check out the weekly ads to see if it can beat the price. I plan to buy first at walmart to price match anything and then go to walmart. My initial approximation is that this will cost me $200 for 30 days. Now if you read about my frugal finances, I get $300 every 2 weeks. So for the next 2 weeks no doubt, we are eating from the freezer. But the following 4 weeks, we will eat about every other night. This way I can make our favorite, fried meat, rice and gravy with green beans.
As for cooking this bulkiness, that will be a later post. The nice part is after all this work, I can always repeat this bulk planning with just the shopping and cooking effort.
If you bulk cook! Please leave me a comment and send us a link to your blog where you post any of your recipes. Coming up with the meals I want to eat is my hardest part.