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Old 12-18-2012, 04:21 PM   #24
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Re: Cooking for larger families.

we are a family of 12 and we do a lot of meal flipping. So I cook 2 roast chickens in my roaster/crockpot and thats one dinner (with sides) then harvest the meat left overs to flip to meal #2 like chicken tacos or stirfry, then for meal #3 boil the carcasses down over night to make chicken soup.

most of my meat dishes are like that and can be flipped into 2 or 3 meals. We also do "stretchy beans", make out own bread and yogurt. My food budget is $700 a month and we rarely go over that.

We do a lot of veggies and fruit. Rice cereal/porridge in the morning is a huge hit and also a flip meal. If I do rice with say a stir fry the night before I make extra rice so that I can do porridge in the morning.
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