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Instructions: December OAMM Menu

  • These are the step-by-step instructions you will need to quickly and efficiently approach your once a month (OAMC) BIG DAY!
  • Google Document of Instructions – December OAMM Menu


Please note that all recipes in this document have been altered (increased quantities) to meet the needs of TWO people participating in a OAM Cooking Day. It is indicated on each recipe whether it has been doubled or quadrupled for your convenience. If you are just one person or would like to make less of a particular recipe, you will need to make the adjustments on your own to the recipe and to the grocery shopping list.



Night Before:

  • Put 3 pounds of chicken into a crock pot, add 1 cup of water and cook for approximately 8 hours on low or until chicken is done.
  • Optional (but HIGHLY recommended) – chop up all vegetables.

Day of:

What to Do
A Ingredients that need CHOPPED (**indicates usually okay for food processor)

  • In the indicated order for most efficiency
  1. Pecans, chopped = 2 oz (.5 cups) – if not purchased this way
  2. Chicken, chopped/diced = 3lbs (~6 cups)**
  3. Yellow Onions, diced = 4 med (~7.25 cups)**
  4. Garlic, minced (if not purchased that way) = 4 cloves**
  5. Ham, diced = 4lbs (~12 cups)
  6. Green Peppers, diced = 3 med (~1.5 cups)
  7. Red Peppers, diced = 1 med (~.5 cups)
  8. Velveeta, diced or strips = 16 oz
  9. Cream Cheese, cubed = 16 oz
  10. Carrots, sliced = 3.5lb (~8 cups)**
  11. Green Onions, sliced = 1 bunch (~1 cup)
B Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
B Prepare Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Coffee Cake for oven – 4 loaf pans. Bake for 50-55 minutes.
A Start a stock pot of water boiling. When ready, cook 40 oz of rigatoni noodles. (Baked Rigatoni, Ground Beef Casserole II)
A Start 2 Crock pots cooking:

  • White Chicken Chili
  • Zesty Slow Cooker BBQ
B While Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Coffee Cake are cooking mix and ready for oven the Ham & Potato Pockets.
B When Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Coffee Cake are done, place them on wire rack for cooling or transfer to a cool cookie sheet for flash freezing.
A Prepare sauce and assemble

  • Baked Rigatoni
  • Ground Beef Casserole II (~6 cups cooked ground bf) -
B Bake Ham & Potato Pockets for 15-18 minutes.
A Prepare and assemble Burritos (~3 cups cooked ground bf) – 4 8×8 pans.
B While Ham & Potato Pockets are baking, prepare Homemade Pop Tarts and ready for oven.
B When Ham & Potato Pockets are done, set on cooling rack. And raise oven temperature to 425 degrees.
B Bake Homemade Pop Tarts for 7-8 minutes. Set on cooling rack or place on cooled cookie sheet for flash freezing when finished.
A Start a stock pot of water boiling. When ready, cook 36 oz of spaghetti noodles. (Baked Spaghetti, Spaghetti Pie)
A Prepare sauce for Baked Spaghetti and assemble when pasta is finished cooking – 2 deep dish 8×8 pans.
A Prepare and assemble Spaghetti Pie (~3 cups cooked ground bf) – 4 deep dish 8×8 pans.
B Once cooled package:

  • Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Coffee Cake – 4 loaf pans/2 gallon freezer bags
  • Ham & Potato Pockets – 4 gallon freezer bags/16 sandwich bags (opt)
  • Homemade Pop Tarts – 2 gallon freezer bags
B Cook chicken and prepare Chicken Parmigiana - 4 deep dish 8×8 pans.
A Turn off crock pots and allow contents to cool a bit.
A Prepare and assemble:

  • No Fuss Chicken Cordon Bleu – 4 DD 8×8 pans
  • Spicy Honey Chicken – 4 sandwich bags/4 gallon freezer bags
B Assemble:

  • Farmer’s Casserole - 4 Deep Dish 8×8 pans.
  • Taco Soup (~6 cups cooked ground bf) – 4 gallon freezer bags.
B Portion:

  • Easy White Chicken Chili - 4 gallon freezer bags
  • Zesty Slow Cooker BBQ – 4 gallon freezer bags
BOTH Kitchen Cleanup!
BOTH Congratulations you are DONE!!!!!

4 Responses to “Instructions: December OAMM Menu”

  1. Erin says:

    I love your menu and set up! I have tried other OAM sites but they never seemed to go with my family’s food preferences. Yours seems right on. I have one question though. I am new to the site and am not seeing where to find the actual recipes? I have the grocery list and the instructions and am excited to get started but I don’t see where to get the actual recipes. Thanks!

    • tricia says:

      You should go to the menu that you are wanting to make and click on the “printable X menu” (x=month). If you do a search on the sight for “navigating” this will also bring up a post that will help you navigate the menu. Good luck!

  2. Jennifer says:

    I am so excited to give this a go! My mom and I will be attempting our first “Big Baking Day” tomorrow and this really is coming at a perfect time for us. She is scheduled to have major surgery on Friday and will NOT be able to cook for a while! Meanwhile, my husband, two young children and I will be moving to a new house in our area within the next month and this will free me up BIG TIME to pack, prepare, etc.
    Thanks so much for all of the hard work you put into preparing these menus, instructions, grocery lists–this site is AMAZING!
    God Bless,

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