Are you a "Warehouse Gourmet"? A "Make Ahead Meal Mom"? A "Make it Now/Bake it Later Cook"? Or do you just want to be one? I do. I have developed a fascination with the whole cooking club concept. Women that shop in bulk and prepare their food together to put in the freezer swear by this practice. They are disciples for it. They are committed for a life time - or at least until their kids are out of the house.
I have spoken to literally hundreds of women that cook this way through my gig at Sam's Club over the last month or so. Not one woman said "I do it, but it's such a pain" or "I used to do it, but it just wasn't worth the effort" or "Oh, it was just too expensive". On the contrary, they all sang the praises of this cooking style, sharing their favorite recipes, tip and techniques with me while they excitedly signed up to receive their free recipe book.
Ironically, while was out in the world singing the praises of stocking up dinners in the freezer for 5 weeks, my kids were eating take out, frozen pizza, or canned soup for supper because I hadn't planned ahead. Now I have three weeks off to get my kitchen organized and my freezer packed before returning to another month at work. Bring it on!