After looking over the February Once a Month Mom menu, we came up with a few substitutions to satisfy the pickiness needs of our families. Here’s what we’ll be cooking on Monday! (Items from the original menu are noted with OAMM.)
- Easy Taco Bake (OAMM)
- Pizza Crust & Chicken Ranch Pizza Topping (OAMM)
- Spicy Pork Tostadas
- Sue Sue’s Casserole (OAMM)
- Curried Chicken Tidbits (OAMM)
- Chicken Marinade
- Asian Pork Roast ($5 Dinner Mom Cookbook) (OAMM)
- Black Bean Salsa Chicken (OAMM)
We’ve scoured our freezers and pantries to see what ingredients are already available. Then we both checked our local grocery sales and divvied up the rest of the goods based on who could get the best prices. Hopefully we haven’t forgotten anything, because there is no “running to the store” when the store is 16 miles away!
As for cheating preparing for the big day, Sherry and I have each agreed on a few tasks that we’ll do before hand to get a head start and hopefully provide a smooth sailing experience. She’s chopping veggies (because she has a handy-dandy food processor!) and slow cooking the spicy pork, and I’m browning all the beef and making the granola. I’m guessing it’ll feel good to have something done when we get started Monday morning.
Any last minute advice for the Once a Month Cooking Newbies?
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