6 hoursmeal prep cooking including a lunch break, serving up, cleaning the kitchen, testing team duties & an extra trip to the shops – you should easily be able to do it in 5hrs. This was using a TM5 & TM31.
5 months later Nan had a bare freezer again, it was school holidays and I had lots of cooking to do but no freezer space at my own home. So it was the perfect opportunity for another bulk cook.
84 portions of food later ready for freezer stash, my grandmother will be set for a few months or so.
We spent just under $200 on shopping from the butchers and Woolies (inc containers) for all ingredients except for some Skinnymixers Chicken Stock Concentrate (THM1) and spices (I bagged these up from my house before going on holidays).
This worked out to a mere $2.25 per portion.
As I am a Skinnymixers development team tester I had plenty of dishes I need to test so it was a perfect opportunity to re-stock Nan’s freezer and get my testing duties completed.
I choose the following meals with a couple protein subs to suit Nan’s likes and we added some sides as individual serves ready to go are best for Nan so she can just grab, heat and eat on the fly. We made 9 different dishes as I needed to get some testing recipes done but ideally I’d stick to 6 and double up some instead. I have bulked out these dishes with additional sides to increase the vegetable intake and stretch them further to save money.
This cook up took around 6 hours including cleaning, serving, labelling and lunch. I was measuring, taking process photos, other testing duties along the way plus a quick trip to get some more containers so should knock it over in less than 5 hours.