baking day 1.0- part 1

4 01 2010

well, my first baking day has officially begun. what’s that about me stretching the definition of the word “day”? well, i ended up having an appointment this morning that went until noon… and then i decided to go and see a movie with friends at 4ish (nine- beautiful, but utter garbage), so i didn’t exactly spend the full day as it was originally planned.

thus, since i make the rules- i’m extending baking day into tomorrow so that i can finish up everything that didn’t make the cut today. truth told, i feel like kind of an asshole about it… but i’ve come so far!

today’s successes:

1. i was able to make the following dishes from my list:
2 servings veggie chili
2 servings chicken stew
19 spinach lasagna rolls
2 shepherd’s pies
2 servings cheesy polenta casserole
2 servings cheesy vegetable soup
2 servings sausage gravy

2. the vegetable soup was something i frankensteined together from a recipe i found in a magazine, my imagination, and what i had in my fridge. it tastes good!

3. the bechamel i made as a base for my sausage gravy was the best i’ve ever made!

4. my freezer looks everything beautiful with everything stacked up so neatly!

5. the semi-picky boyfriend said that he would eat everything! (plus, he’s going to do the dishes)

on the not so great side:

1. i wasn’t able to finish the following dishes:
pulled faux pork
mushroom gravy
spaghetti sauce
corn bread
biscuits
pizza dough

2. i was one onion and a can of corn short- and somehow that involved a $12 trip to the whole foods. *angry eyebrows*

3. my kitchen looks like fucking armageddon.

still, the thumbs up list outnumbers the thumbs down list. and even if i gave up today, i’d still have a good chunk of stuff to live off of for a while. after a semi-successful day 1a (assuming that the food doesn’t taste like complete shit after it’s been unfrozen), i’m predicting that baking day 2.0 is a distinct possibility.

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5 responses

4 01 2010
Coupons and Cashmere

WOW! That’s an impressive accomplishment and you should be really proud!! You have inspired me to get organized and do the same 🙂

4 01 2010
bessmarvin

thanks! i’ll have to put up some pix of my totally destroyed kitchen to share! if things actually end up tasting good, then i would give the concept my seal of approval. i think the key is to choose recipes that aren’t too difficult/time consuming.

4 01 2010
AMY PEREZ

CONGRATULATIONS! THAT IS A VERY BUSY DAY, AND THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL I WOULD ATTEMPT THAT.

4 01 2010
bessmarvin

it’s been a weird couple of days! although the good news is that 2 days of suffering= no cooking for a month. also, i’m a lazy ass cook. bisquick biscuits all the way!

4 01 2010
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