I think I’ve briefly mentioned my cooking club to you all before.
Every Monday morning (well, probably a little closer to afternoon than morning), I meet with some friends (usually 4 or 5 of us total) for cooking club. We all pick a house, a time (then, mentally set the time back a 1/2 hour or more), and a recipe that serves 4.
We all share our chosen recipe through email, usually Sunday night–sometimes Monday morning, then tell each person whether we want their meal or not.
I tally up my partakers, and set out shopping for my recipes ingredients multiplied by however many people want my meal.
For instance, if 3 people responded yes to my recipe–I shop for 4 times that recipe (myself, plus the 3 others).
I keep my receipt, of course, then divide my total cost by 4 (or however many people I shopped for)–and that’s how much each person owes me! It ends up coming out to $7-$12 per meal–although this week, I got a fantastic $2 meal!
With this system–I don’t really have to go grocery shopping ever, I don’t have to make dinner, we have TONS of food (plus leftovers!), and it only costs around $40 a week (for 4 meals–l usually only end up getting 1 or 2 meals since there are only 2 of us–which brings it to under $20 a week for us!)
We meet at the designated house on Monday morning afternoon, at the designated time (that’s been mentally pushed back at least a half hour by all), and we all cook our designated chosen recipes.
We all bring containers (which I usually forget, oops!) for the meals we’ve ordered from everyone, for easy transport back home.
It’s genius, really.
That way, if I’ve chosen to get everyones recipe, I end up with 4-5 meals and I don’t have to cook for the rest of the week! It’s sort of like a I have my own personal chefs.
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Sausage Tortellini Soup
This recipe was made at cooking club, so these are the only steps I had to take at home in preparing the meal = Excuse for lack of pictures.
I told you I’d show you a picture of my pretty blue pot with its pretty blue lid.