Cook Fresh or Freeze in Bulk?

Which is better—cooking each meal fresh, or cooking in bulk and freezing for future meals? Cooking in bulk is generally viewed as more efficient. However, there are important advantages to cooking fresh. Keep in mind that the options are not mutually exclusive. You can prepares some things in bulk, like rice, sauce or chicken stock, […]

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The Bar Mitzvah Cooking Session

Making Meatloaf

This post contains details of how I cooked the meals for my son’s bar mitzvah. This system can work whether you are cooking a large number of meals for one or two people, or one meal for a lot.

The most time-consuming parts of most cooking jobs are shopping, preparing vegetables, and washing up. So make sure to allow enough time for these.

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Planning My Weekend Bar Mitzvah Meals for 40 Guests

Tuesday is the day for Time-Saving Tips and Techniques. Today I will share details of my own cooking project. My family will be celebrating my son’s Bar Mitzvah in a few weeks.  Since observant Jews don’t drive on the Sabbath, we’ve invited part of the extended family to stay overnight so that they will be […]

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Do You Need a Second Freezer?

open freezer

Conventional wisdom says that running an extra freezer saves money, because you can take advantage of sales and bulk-cooking. But it’s not a wise investment for everyone. Here are some questions to ask yourself before you decide. Do you keep track of your current freezer? Take a look in the back.  If you have mostly […]

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