There was definitely a lot of food to be purchased and I spend approximately $500.00 for all of the meals that I prepared which worked out to be about $17.00 per meal. That isn't too bad to feed my family of four!!
Next, I chopped, and I chopped and I chopped!! The worst part was the onions. Every recipe called for chopped onions, so I peeled and chopped about 30 onions. In order to avoid the watery eyes, I wore swimming goggles, and they worked like a charm!!
Once all the chopping was done, I was ready to mix the sauces and assemble the bags and casseroles. There was not much pre-cooking or prepping involved with the recipes I chose so I pretty much put all of the chopped raw vegetables and meats into the bags.
I labeled the bags and casserole dishes with a black sharpie marker and prepared them for freezing. I also made some casseroles and I purchased tin foil casserole dishes from a dollar store, these were the perfect size and stack nicely in my freezer.
I had to stop 1/2 way through my day to wash up the dishes to re-use them for other recipes. I literally used every dish I had for the prep!!
All in all, I spent about 8 hours in my kitchen from start to finish, it was exhausting to say the least but, I now have 30 meals all ready to go and now that the ball season has started, I haven't had to worry about what's for dinner in weeks!! I would highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in getting organized for a busy family and I will definitely be doing it again.