How Batch Cooking Can Compress Cooking Times
Batch cooking is ideal for family meal preparation if one or two cooks work and cook meals for several persons. Working overtime at a full-time job or having both a full-time and a part-time position could eliminate any time you have left for meal prep. Any cooking you do needs to be done in the most expeditious manner.
A cook who prepares many Mahi Mahi steaks along with several heads of Broccoli can use these dishes to create full meals. Add a comfort dish to round out the menu by adding a large pot of boiled potatoes. Add 42 pre-packaged Jell-O and/or puddings for desert for the seven dinner meals. Six persons needing 7 dinners can eat one serving of these dishes each evening of the week, if the cook measures the serving size well and cooks everything in one marathon cooking session.
• Serving size for Mahi Mahi times 6 persons x 7 days = 21 pounds of fish.
• Mashed potatoes 8 lbs. of Russet Yukon Potatoes to give one serving each to 6 persons x 7 days = 56 pounds of potatoes.
• Broccoli needs 1/2 cup per serving times 6 x 7 days = 21 Cups of broccoli.