“What’s For Dinner, Mom?”
That is the question that I get asked everyday by one of my 5 sons and I’m sure my 2 year old will soon be asking, too. My husband knows better!
I have to admit that I am a planner and usually have an answer, but spending time in the kitchen and meal planning is not exactly my idea of delight. In the perfect world I would bulk cook and have a pot luck freezer, and would be able to ask the sweet children what they would like that evening for supper.
I guess I don’t live in that perfect world!
I much rather be outside with my children, reading a book, or even doing laundry then being inside my kitchen.
And then comes making the weekly list and fighting the battle at Walmart every Saturday.
Going out to eat is a rare occasion when you have a family of 8, so that is not an option.
I know I need to implement bulk cooking, but it’s always been overwhelming to me. I am aware that it would spare me overall time and money, but I have not been able to get motivated.
I had the opportunity to indulge in Lorrie Flem’s book, “What’s for Dinner, Mom?” I was a bit skeptical as first, because I have read numerous monthly bulk cooking books and I couldn’t think of anything worse…spending all day in the kitchen on a Saturday. And that would be after I survived the Walmart mob.
However, What’s For Dinner, Mom?, introduced me to a whole new cooking approach!
It’s called streamline cooking!
Yes, it still is bulk cooking to a certain extent, but making several of one dish at a time and freezing it is much more appealing to me then spending several Saturday’s a month cooking all day just to have my pot luck freezer dream. Lorrie explains numerous different ways to utilize our time wisely while still providing wholesome meals to our family.
It would be a blessing to provide for a family in need at notice and be able to pop something in the oven that is already prepared when days get hectic.
Time is an essence to me! Being a homeschool mother of 6 children, I need to spend my time diligently. And that doesn’t include spending half my day in the kitchen in my opinion.
In the book, Lorrie gives us several creative options of how to cook in bulk. The book is filled with homemaker tips and recipes from the 1800’s. In fact, the second half of the book is loaded with recipes that work with the streamline technique. All of the recipes have been tested by families to make sure they were tasty, healthy and economical.
If you want tips and tricks for a month’s worth of meals in just a few afternoons, as well as, healthy and economically meals than this book will be a blessing to you. It has been for me.
See what’s cookin’ in my kitchen!
I received a PDF copy of What’s For Dinner, Mom? in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was given.