Well a couple years have past and have been unable to fill the freezer due to restrictions. Nan had a bare freezer again and it was school holidays so it was the perfect opportunity for another bulk cook.
Somehow 2.5 years have passed since the last bulk cook up for my 80+ yo Nan. Now she is loaded up with nutritious meals for quite a while.
This time THMVI has provided 97 meals for $280 ($2.88 per meal). 6 meal choices with various sides.
⭐️ Beef Curry
⭐️ Not Butter Chicken
⭐️ Hodge Podge Brunch
⭐️ Thai Stir Fry
⭐️ Meatball Bake
⭐️ Country Chicken & Veg
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We spent $280 on shopping from the butchers, fruit & veg grocer and Woolies 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 $2.88 per portion.
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 6 different dishes with various sides. I have doubled all recipes and 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 (4.5 hours cooking and 1.5 portioning and serving up).
I made two batches (one in each thermomix) and added some additional veg to each batch.
We split this meal into foil containers (double serves) one batch served on top penne pasta topped with some cheese for a pasta bake version and the other topped with mash. We didn’t bake at so they popped into the oven to finish off and serve with a fresh salad or vegetables.