This week's theme is a fun one I think. Kim over at Foodies Unite posed this theme several weeks ago. I know that we all have occasions where we need to feed a bunch of people on a limited budget. An army travels on it's stomach, or so the saying goes. Really though, cooking in quantity is really about making great tasting food while stretching a buck.
I have three tween boys, Belly, plus my husband, my sister, her husband and me to feed all the time. Coming up with meals that are hearty but stretch a buck is definitely second nature to me. We have friends over pretty often, or family, so cooking for lots of people is an everyday occurrence here at Casa di Romano. I also have learned how to scale meals catering for parties, weddings, etc.
Just because this week's theme is "feeding an army" doesn't mean you can't participate if you only have a few people to feed. One of the great things about making large scale meals when you have a few people is you can freeze half, or more, of the meal and then you have meals for those nights you don't feel like cooking. It's healthy, you know the ingredients, and it will help you avoid that drive-thru urge!
So join us Thursday and share the recipes you love when you are feeding the masses, or stretching a buck, or just plain hearty meals!
The Smack Talker
I'm a fast talkin', smack talkin', food lovin', recipe writin', ADHD sufferin', joke tellin', wit swappin', SNARKTASTIC mommy of five. I married Prince Charming who just so happens to be a Star Wars geek, and we are living happily ever after. I tend to over share, lose my cool and make rash generalizations. I'm teaching my kids to love everyone and appreciate all things. Did I mention I love FOOD?