2.12.2010

Changes to My OAMC Routine...Plus Loads of OAMM Giveaways!

My sister and I have been waiting months to get back into the Once A Month Cooking saddle... and the wait is finally almost over!  We're going to be cooking the February Once A Month Mom menu this Sunday (yeah, I know, I just now realized it will be Valentine's Day...boo me...), and we've decided to make a few changes in our usual OAMC day routine.  In the past, I have taken a day off of work in order to match my sister's schedule (she works 3rd shift in a sleep lab) and we have cooked on a Monday.  Not a great way to begin the week due to sore muscles, feet, and exhaustion, but it did help that the freezer was stocked at the beginning of the week and we had the weekend to prepare ahead of time (i.e. purchasing groceries, menu planning, etc).

This month, we're doing it a bit differently because, well, quite frankly, we're just getting too busy during the week!  We've decided to use one of our coveted weekend-days (Sunday) to cook.  I am going to take my daughter to my sister's house with me in the hopes that she and my niece will occupy themselves watching TV all day playing with their Liv dolls all day while the grown-up girls cook.  Sounds like it should work in theory... but we shall see. ;)  This is also a change from my sis and I being used to cooking in a quiet house all by ourselves... free to talk about whatever we choose and drink as many cups of coffee that we please!  This is going to take some getting used to....

We always buy our groceries together in one fell swoop the day before we cook.  So this weekend, we will be grocery shopping on Saturday afternoon... ugh.  Not my favorite time of the week to go to the grocery store.  Long lines will abound... but we can handle it!  Oh-yes-we-can!

I cannot wait for Sunday to get here - by the end of the day I will have a freezer full of ready-to-heat up meals and I will gain at least an hour back each night during the work week and a few extra dollars in my wallet!

In case you haven't heard, Once A Month Mom is hosting some GREAT giveaways and contests this month!  It's like Christmas all over again!  Check them out below and click on the links to see details:


Sassy Black Flirty Apron







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OAMM & DOLE Menu Contest (I'm participating!)



Once A Month Mom Cook Off

OAMM Cook-off (I'm participating!)






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