Why OAMC Isn't For Us
I am starting a special feature on my blog this week - a five part series on Freezer Meals. If you have any questions feel free to ask. I will try my hardest to find an answer to the questions, and will post them as part of the series. A new post will be published daily over the next five week days, so stick around and enjoy!
This past week I became obsessed with the idea of Once a Month Cooking - or OAMC. The concept is that you spend an entire day (5 - 8 hours from what I read) assembling and/or cooking meals for your family to eat over the next month. I spent a good deal of time researching the subject and have decided that it is not for us at this stage of our life. I think it is a wonderful concept, but with two little ones under two years of age it isn't possible to devote 5-8 hours in one day to being in the kitchen. There are also a few other things that turned me off the idea.
- Paul and I like to cook, and enjoy creating dishes together or for each other. Doing it only once a month wouldn't be fun, it would be a chore.
- On top of the 5-8 hours of actual meal-making, a detailed grocery shopping trip is required and prep work prior to the day.
- Paul is away a lot with work, and often times with only a short amount of notice. This would entirely throw off a meal schedule.
- OAMC seems rather formal and schedule oriented. We are neither.
Next: Freezer Meals - Part 2: Freezer Cooking; Why it is for us