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How To Use Your Once A Month Meals Membership!

How To Use Your Once A Month Meals Membership!

 

 

Let’s explore this amazing membership!

 

Log in to www.onceamonthmeals.com

first let’s check out the menus. Click the menus tab at the top of the page (if you are on your phone it may be in a different location)

Once A Month Meals How To Use Your Membership!

 

Here you will see more than 200 menus that have been compiled for you! What’s really amazing about these is that they have been arranged to be a balanced menu so you don’t have too much to do when you get to cooking your menu!

You can search menus by several menu types. Looking for meals to use your new Instant Pot? There are lots of menus for that!  But, if you need some dietary specific menus, you can filter by that too!

Basically, have fun searching through all of these amazing menus. Course you could always build your own menu. But, I find this to be the best way to start.. and I’ll show you how to customize it!

If this is your first time doing a freezer meal menu, I suggest you start with a mini menu.

For this example I’ve selected this Fall Instant Pot Dump and Go Mini Menu

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Just  a note: That Orange circle at the bottom right corner is OAMM’s live chat! If you have questions during any part of this planning process, They are there to help!

Ok, so you’ll want to select that button that says Add  to my menus.

mini menus have 10 recipes, (These double to make 20 meals)

Now that it’s in your menus we can customize it!

 If there is a recipe you don’t want to make, you can delete it. And if you want to add another recipe to replace it you can select that orange button and go looking for something you do want!

 

Here you will find lots of way you can filter your search and find what you’d like to add to your menu!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the filter options and what they mean

CATEGORIES: again this is where you select diet specific recipes.

MEAL TYPE: select breakfast, lunch, dinner,snack, add-on, or side dish recipes.

COOKING DAY COOK TYPE: The method of cooking or preparing your meal BEFORE freezing it.

 

SERVING DAY COOK TYPE: The method of cooking or re-heating your meal AFTER freezing it — to serve and then eat.

 

Once you find one you want to add, you select it and then select Add to my menu at the top of the page!

 

Now let’s go back to our menu!

You can now adjust the serving sizes (We like to do one extra serving, so my husband can take left overs for lunch the next day) and then select Download all resources and we will go through what each one is!

 

first one is your shopping list!

organized and beautiful! 🙂 once a month meals

 

 

 

 

at the end of your shopping list you have a “serving day shopping list”

these items are the things you don’t freeze but will need to add the day you serve. *not all meals have these items.once a month meals

 

I like to go ahead and get the shelf stable items along with my other list, so I don’t forget them later.

 

Next in your resources you’ll find your “Prep List”

Now that you have all of your ingredients this list tells you what needs to be done to them.

 most meat will need to be cut up in one way or another (smaller pieces insures consistent cook time from frozen.)

veggies will be chopped, sliced, diced etc. and it’s all listed here for you!

 

My favorite way to do a freezer cooking day would be to shop for everything (using Sam’s club order and pick up and Walmart Grocery pick up of course), come home with all the ingredients and do this prep list right away.  I usually just store the prepped ingredients in Tupperware or baggies in the fridge.

next day I can start the cooking day instructions

   I love how this is divided up into simple steps!

 

Just start at 1 and before you know it you will have your freezer stocked!!

 

Next, in your resources you’ll find recipe cards

 

with each complete recipe. I find these helpful when I’m going through my cooking day list, if I get confused by any instructions, I can usually understand them once I look over the recipe card!

 

and then we come to the Thaw Sheet

Print this out and hang it on your fridge or put it in your home binder, where ever it can be easy to reference when you are looking to use one of your freezer meals. This tells you how long you need for each meal!

*and if you are prepping meals for your Instant Pot, there is no thawing required!!!

 

and last but not least you have your Labels

 you can print these labels on regular paper and tape them, or print them on label paper and you are all set.

Take note that these labels not only tell you what meal is in each bag or container but also, instructions on how to reheat/cook and serve. AND just recently added the serving day ingredients right on the label!! 🙂

 

I hope this helps you understand how awesome your membership with Once A Month Meals is and how it can really help you with mealtime!

 

Know someone who could really use some help with dinner prep and freezer cooking?  (I mean really who doesn’t, right?) How about a Gift Card for  Once A Month Meals! Membership should be open again first of the year!! A gift card for Once A Month Meals could really mean a great start for someone in 2019!

https://onceamonthmeals.com/gift-card

If you have any questions please comment below,

Happy Freezer, Instant pot cooking to you all,

Deanna Grace

Early Access To Black Friday at Target!

Did you know if you have a Target Red Card, you can get early access to black friday at Target!!!

 

Not only will you get the usual free shipping and extra 5% off but Black Friday Prices will adjust once Items are placed in your cart!!!

 

I’m so excited to start shopping already!

 

here’s what I found instant pot and kitchen related:


early access black friday at target69.95 with red card!

Plus still get 5% off AND

a $10. Gift Card!!

 

 

Mini Keurig

early access for black friday at target

$49.99 price using REDcard plus 5% off

 

 

Ninja Coffee Brewing system 

black friday

$99.99 price using REDcard plus 5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

ninja blender/food processor   

$99.99 REDcard price before every day 5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plus SOOOO many more items! * I’m just sticking with Instant pots deals and other kitchen appliances we love for posts this week! Make sure to look around!

Instant pot brown rice

Instant Pot Brown Rice

Every one seems to make their Instant Pot brown Rice a little different. But, this is how I do it and it comes our perfectly fluffy every time!

Start with a cup of water at the bottom of the instant pot and the metal trivet. Instant pot brown rice

 

 

 

 

Next in oven safe bow. ( That fits inside the Instant pot) place your water, rice, and butter.  stir.

 

I love this Pyrex one!

Mine is a 6 cup!  instant pot side dishes

 

 

 

Place bowl on top of trivet inside the Instant Pot. Close lid, make sure valve is set to seal.

 

Set Manual for 19 minutes.

I usually let it Naturally Pressure Release a little bit, mostly because I get busy doing other things. But, if you are in a hurry you can manually release the pressure when it stops cooking.

Fluff with a fork, add salt to taste (and I usually add more butter too!)

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This is how I make our brown rice and it comes out fluffy and delicious every time.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
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  • 1 cup water for bottom of Instant Pot
  • 1 1/2 cups Brown rice Uncle Ben's
  • 3 1/3 cups water or you could use chicken broth
  • 1 T Butter plus more for serving
  • Salt to taste
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup water for bottom of Instant Pot
  • 1 1/2 cups Brown rice Uncle Ben's
  • 3 1/3 cups water or you could use chicken broth
  • 1 T Butter plus more for serving
  • Salt to taste
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  1. Place 1 cup of water in bottom of Instant Pot insert with a metal trivet.
  2. In an oven safe bowl (be sure it fits inside your IP) place the rice, water, butter and mix together. Place bowl on top of trivet inside IP.
  3. Lock lid onto Instant Pot. Set valve to seal. Set on Manual (High Pressure) for 19 minutes
  4. You can let it Naturally pressure release for 5 minutes if you'd like. or if you are in a hurry, go ahead and open it.
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one of my Favorite Instant Pot accessories

This steamer basket is one of my favorite accessories for my instant pot… it makes it easy to get veggies or small things out of the pot. you can use it for eggs too really anything!!


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Today only it’s at a great price!!!  $8.50 (at time of posting) This deal will not last long so hurry and grab one!

 

This one fits your 6 or 8 qrt Instant pots and you don’t need to use a trivet if you use these ones with the feet on it.

 

 

 

 

Happy Pressure cooking,

Deanna Grace

instant pot cranberry sauce

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and we are looking at how we can use the Instant Pot to help with our feast during these Holidays!

 

Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite sides, one of those things that completes that traditional Thanksgiving meal!  It seems like a necessity to me, in order to have that perfect bite with a little turkey, a little gravy, cranberry sauce. yuumm!!

 

Another great idea with this cranberry sauce is an appetizer!  Place a block of cream cheese on a tray (softened) and pour this cranberry sauce over it. serve with crackers!!

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Instant pot Cranberry sauce. Perfect Thanksgiving side dish or appetizer any time of the year!
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  1. Add the berries and the water. close lid and set valve to seal. cook for 1 minute.
  2. NPR for 7 minutes then Manually release the remaining pressure.
  3. Set to Saute mode and add the sweetener, vanilla and orange zest and Juice.
  4. Stir well, saute for 2-3 minutes as sauce thickens.
  5. It will continue to thicken as it cools. Pour into a dish or on top of cream cheese.
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