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Welcome to Once A Week Cooking

When I was first introduced to once a month cooking I thought the idea was fabulous. Take one day or one weekend and cook up a storm and you’d have enough food to last for weeks. What an ingenious idea!

But I’m not that organized. I lack in the organization department…just ask my husband.

I knew I couldn’t prepare and cook enough for a month of meals. So I decided to downsize. I figured I’d cook for a week at a time. I began with preparing a menu and grocery list. I checked my pantry for supplies. I scoured the sales papers and made a shopping list. Then it was off to the grocery store.

I usually do the shopping at least two days prior to the cook-off. That way if I do forget an item or decide to add to the menu I still have a day to rearrange.

I begin the cook-off day immediately following breakfast.

With the oven filled with about four to five main dishes, I start getting the crock pot ready for another main dish- usually chili, a meatloaf or a roast with potatoes.

The cook-off normally takes about eight hours but the refrigerator is full and I have enough meals and leftovers to last for about seven to ten days. That way when I’m at my second job in the evenings I don’t have to worry about my family starving. They have enough food and selections to satisfy every taste.




Amish Chicken


8 oz broad egg noodles                   1/2 cup butter     

8 oz fresh mushrooms, slice             1/3 cup flour       

2 cups chicken broth                      1 cup milk
salt and pepper, to taste               

1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese                    

2 cups cooked chicken, cut in cubes enerous pinch of rubbed sage



Cook noodles. Melt butter and cook mushrooms in a large skillet. Stir in flour and lend in with a fork. Stir in milk, broth & seasonings; whisk sauce constantly until thickened.

Combine sauce, noodles and chicken. Adjust seasonings to taste. Place in a 2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese and bake at 350F for 30 minutes.




1 lb. ground beef
1/2 c. diced onion
1 qt. can drained sauerkraut
1 can tomato soup
1 soup can water
1/2 c. uncooked Minute Rice

Brown beef and onion together. Combine all ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.



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