Several years ago (Pre-vegan and Pre-paleo), I tried OAMC. There were things I loved about it, and some things I found to be a struggle. For example, many of the side dishes I used to think it necessary to serve (like rice and pasta) had to be cooked the same day. Well, if I’m going to have to cook that day, what’s the point of spending an entire day or two cooking meals ahead?
As a vegan I found it challenging to find enough meals that were freezer friendly. Since going Paleo, however, I’ve been rethinking the OAMC thing. I eat many of the same foods over and over again, and I think many of them would freeze well. I’ve had three more children since my last attempt at OAMC, so on one hand, I should REALLY try to do it to save time and money. On the other hand, I’ve had THREE MORE KIDS since then…can I really take an entire day to cook?
This weekend, I’m going to attempt to do some cooking for at least two weeks worth of food. The timing is great, because we’re staying at a beach cabin for a week, and I need to bring a bunch of food….but I don’t want to cook the entire time (also, there is no stove or oven).
Of course, it’s been unseasonably warm here on Long Island. Like crazy hot. We have ONE wall unit A/C. The thought of not having to heat up the kitchen daily sounds absolutely fabulous right now. That being said, I don’t want to marathon cook during the day and die of heat exhaustion, so I’m going to try to cook Saturday night. It should be interesting, since I usually go to bed at 8pm. Hopefully I can stay awake and my husband can handle the kiddos first thing Sunday morning so I can still get 7-8 hours of sleep.
I am really hoping OAMC Paleo Style is a success. I’ll let you know next week! Has anyone else done this? If so, what worked?