WHOLE FOODS May 2011 OAMM Menu (OAMC, Freezer Cooking, Bulk Cooking, Power Cooking)
Welcome Summer! Oh how I’ve missed you and all your flavors and fun. Although Winter and Spring here in Colorado have been mild comparatively, there’s something about the longer days of Summer and our planned travel plans which make my smile a little brighter. With the start of this season, comes another new menu to OAMM, Whole Foods! I’m so fortunate for this opportunity to explore and enjoy what’s in season in the foods you eat without having to compromise your precious summer time!
May kicks off the Farmer’s Market and CSA season in most areas, and in the beginning of the season we find many of the more hearty crops such as: Spinach, Chard, Asparagus, Green Beans, Kohlrabi, Green Onions, Rhubarb, and Strawberries. Have you been out to your local market yet? The recipes in this menu reflect some of the items you’ll find at your Farmer’s Markets as well as taking advantage of the sale items in your local stores. All the BBQ fixings are on sale this month. I have a few grill friendly recipes that are sure to please everyone at your next BBQ gathering.
May is full of graduations, weddings, end of school gatherings, weekend trips and BBQs so I’ve also lined out a few breakfasts and lunches that are easy to cook up on a moments notice, eat out on a picnic at the lake or on the run out the door.
With the Whole Foods menu you will also notice that there are Add-On Recipes. These are recipes tailored for you to create almost everything from this menu in your own kitchen. You are more than welcome to make the choice to purchase items to save time, however I feel you won’t be disappointed with the taste of your hard work, and you will have pride knowing exactly what went into the dishes that you and your family are enjoying. And not to mention, a few extra dollars in your wallet. This menu will take more time to prepare than other menus, so please be sure to read through the instructions and recipe cards before you start.
Enjoy and here’s to a great summer ahead!
I hope you enjoy these meals as much as our early readers/cooks have. If you are new and not sure how to get started, read here. And there are several other helpful links under the Helpful Hints/Resources section below to help you on your cooking journey. Good luck!
- Included below are the menu items that we will be preparing as part of our Once A Month Cooking (OAMC) BIG DAY. In the printable WHOLE FOODS May 2011 Recipe Cards the menu items are intended to feed one person for a month. You can insert the number of people are cooking for on the first tab to automatically make recipe adjustments to feed multiple people for a month. For more information on how the Whole Foods OAMM Menu works, click here.
- View the printable WHOLE FOODS May 2011 Recipe Cards .
- Having trouble using the Recipe Cards? See this post!
- Mexican Verde Casserole
- Best Flank Steak Ever**
- Vegetable Goat Cheese Lasagna
- Cheddar Pepper Stuffed Portabello Burgers
- Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi
**Indicates meals that require NO COOKING on your OAMC BIG DAY!
- Included in this spreadsheet you will find a listing of all the items you will need to complete your WHOLE FOODS May 2011 OAMC BIG DAY. For more instructions on how to use this, go here.
- WHOLE FOODS May 2011 OAMM Grocery List
- These are the step-by-step instructions you will need to quickly and efficiently approach your OAMC BIG DAY!
- WHOLE FOODS May 2011 OAMM Instructions
These customized labels are designed specifically for the WHOLE FOODS May 2011 Once A Month Mom Menu. They contain the name of the dish and serving instructions for preparing the dish on your serving day. They make preparation of the dishes hassle free and staying to your eating plan a cinch.
These labels are designed to be printed on Avery 8163 or equivalent! Readers who didn’t have labels available suggested just printing them on paper and taping them.
Facebook Fan Party:
OAMM Facebook Fan Page Party – May 15th 2011, 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm EST – We will be able to chat via video AND messaging during the event through FACEBOOK! How cool is that? You can also see other past recordings from that tab as well.
Instructions for viewing live-stream:
- Go to the Once A Month Mom Facebook Fan Page.
- Click on the “Stickam” Tab on the left side margain.
- Hit “view live recording” – If I am live streaming it will show you what is happening in progress. If I am not live streaming at the time, you will have the option to click through other videos that I have recorded in the past.
Each month we have some wonderful volunteers who “test” out the menu prior to publication. They do an amazing job of helping to eliminate confusion and mistakes. They may not catch everything but they sure do catch A LOT! Here is a little bit about this month’s test cooks:
- Chrystal Miller – I am a stay at home wife and mother of 3, ages 11, 9, and 7. I am active in the congregation that my family attends and I volunteer a lot at the schools. I also enjoy cooking for family and friends, crochet, sewing and reading.
- Leah Sharpe – I’m a work outside the home mom to Emily (6/08) and Logan (1/11) with an amazing stay at home husband who also doubles as a professional photographer. Since I’m at work 5 days a week I like to have something ready to heat/make when I get home so I have been freezer cooking for about 5 years now. I rarely do whole day sessions anymore but still love the convenience that OAMC allows me. I have been actively trying to change my family’s eating habits to more healthy, organic produce and grass fed meat. I have been working very hard to get a blog up and running on my meals but its not been working time-wise with a 3 month old & a 2 year old.
- Saving and Printing the OAMM Menus Using Google Docs
- Creating Your Own OAMC Menu Series
- Preparing For A Successful OAMC Day
- Adapting The Menu for YOUR Family
- Making the Menu Healthier
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Shopping For Your Cooking Day
- Final Shopping Trip For Your OAMC Day
- Choosing The Right Containers
What do you think of WHOLE FOODS May 2011’s menu?
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