I will be hosting a batch party open house on January 26th 7pm at the Shenandoah Clubhouse in College Station.
Selections need to be to me by January 18th and buy-in will be due January 21st.
Batch parties are a great way to fill your freezer with lots of great healthy dishes for rushed evenings and nights when you have other things to worry about than dinner. In my house that is almost every night!!! Most dishes are prepared by just thawing and popping in the oven or on the grill for about 30 minutes while you heat up a bagged of steamed veggies in the microwave. The recipes all serve 6 and most can be split into 2 or more containers for smaller families or lighter eaters.
How it works!
1. Choose a recipe from the selections list and let me know- this will be the recipe that you assemble the night of the party. You will make enough of your recipe for each person there.
2. On the closing date I will make a master grocery and estimate the total bill. It will be divided by the number of participants and a buy in amount will be determined. You will need to get the money to me by the buy-in date so that I can do all the shopping and prepping for the party. After all the shopping is finished I will add up the actual total and determine if more money is due or if you will receive a refund. Usually the estimate is really close and it is only a couple of dollars in either direction.
3. On the night of the party, show up with a box or large shopping bag to take your meals home in, measuring cups and measuring spoons if you have them and a cutting board. If there is any money due then you will need to bring that as well.
4. You will assemble one "batch" of your recipe for each person there. At the end you will get to take home one of everything! You will receive copies of all the recipes and cooking instructions.
The cost to you depends on the number of participants in the party. I normally like to keep the parties between 5-10 people with 7 being the optimal number. That way you have an entire week of meals in the freezer!!
The meals usually work out to between $10-15 each (usually closer to the $10 range). I shop for cases and do bulk buying so that really keeps the costs down. The more people that participate the lower the per meal cost is because of the bulk buys and cases. Typical coast for a party of 5 is $50-75 depending on the dishes chosen. Parties of 7 -$70-85 and parties of 10 are usually right around the 100-110 range for 10 meals. Keep in mind that all meals can be split so smaller families get double this amount!!
Please let me know if you have any questions and what your selection is.
Italian Meat Roll
California Thai Sirloin
Slow Cooker Winter Pot Roast
Flank Steak Roll
Marinated Rib eyes with Bleu Cheese Butter
Stuffed Basil Chicken
Pepper Lime Chicken
Italian Slow cooker Chicken
Orange ~Sesame Turkey Cutlets
Chicken and Blackberry Jam
Honey Sesame Chicken breasts
Orange Chipotle Pork Chops
Lemon Herb Pork Tenderloins
Pork Chops with Maple Pecan Sauce
Honey Sesame Pork Chops
Pork Loin Roast with Brown Sugar Glaze