WOW! That last post generated a lot of ideas. Finding meal ideas was step number one in turning this idea into an action plan. Thank you, my friends. I need all the help I can get!
Now I'm ready to move onto step two - figuring out what I'm actually going to make. I've narrowed down the list from everything under the sun to a bunch of our favourites:
-Steve's amazing lasagna
-oven bbq'd chicken
-my mom's awesome chicken divan
-mac n cheese
15 meals X 3 or 4 each would get us off to a fantastic start but, I must admit, it's more overwhelming that I expected it to be when I decided to run with this idea. My next step is breaking this list down into a managable action plan. Between the cost and the time it will take to shop and prep, I have no hope of making all these meals in a weekend. I need to break it up. I think I'll do a little freezer cooking every week. If I use the bbq and our two - count 'em - TWO crockpots, I should be able to do this without making the house even hotter than it already is in this summer-long heat wave.
Wish me luck!