How do you easily get a week’s worth of home cooked meals into your fridge every week... ?!? How do I sign up??
The Squeeze: 4% of the energy used in an average home is used for cooking
It is called MamaBake and it is one of my favourite Sharing ideas! MamaBake is group, big batch baking for mothers. A group of mums get together once a week and spend a few hours cooking (and chatting, laughing, crying) together, and then share their meals. That's it!
The 5 step guide to Mamabaking:
1. Choose a recipe
2. Call your girlfriends and invite them over
3. COOK! Bring your biggest pot and ingredients and away you go...
4. Pots on the table and divvy it up!
5. Enjoy the evenings again! Each woman goes home with a box full of meals giving her time to do something else.
Rather than cooking a meal from scratch every night, cooking in bulk and then re-heating saves electricity, time and effort (and it also means you can rely less on take-out). Best of all though is the sense of community and friendship... and the time it free’s up. I love when something is good for your sanity AND the environment!
Living Lime: MamaBake was founded by an Australian Mum, and the community has grown throughout Australia and around the world, including the US, UK, Belgium, Canada and Mozambique. There are plans to expand it to men and young professional women also with BlokeBake and SistaBake.
By Anna Minns