Rachel discussed menu planning earlier this week and today is discussing batch cooking.
I've done batch cooking before where I've spent a mega cooking day in the kitchen and had a well-stocked freezer by the end of the day. It's not my preferred method. I would rather cook once and use the leftovers in other recipes/meals.
Here's my favorite recipe for batch cooking.
Three Packets + A Roast*
1-4lb. pork roast (cheaper cut of meat here is fine)
1 packet each: ranch dressing mix, Italian salad dressing mix, pork gravy mix
Place the roast in a crock pot and sprinkle the packets over it. Pour 3/4 c. water over the roast. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Meal 1 - Serve with baked or mashed potatoes and a salad or your favorite steamed veggie.
Meal 2 - Shred and serve on sandwich roll with bbq sauce, pickles and sliced onion. We like this with coleslaw and baked beans.
Meal 3 - Serve in burritos with rice, beans, chopped peppers, onions and shredded cheese.
*This recipe is from Live Your Life for Half the Price by Mary Hunt.