Bulk cooking can be nice however I have changed a few things to assist w/ this plan after previous bulk meal plans this works best for our family.
Created a master list of all the main dish item & ingredients needed per each main dish (1/2 pound ground chicken) then wrote that out under each main dish so when shopping I knew how much to purchase for each meal so if I planned to make 4 batches of spaghetti sauce to freeze then I knew what I needed to search for in the cabinet at home & shop for at the store.
Another important item is meat we only eat chicken be it boneless chicken breast or ground chicken nothing else so no extra meat shopping plus we only eat a half a pound per meal.....We also grind our boneless chicken breast I buy it when it's on sale usually for around $1.69 per pound in 30 pound batches cost is around $60 this meat will last us (family of 2) for about 3 months..When I grind the chicken we grind and indiviudual baggie it into half pound portions to avoid WASTE.. We have been doing this for over 6 months and it works great plus saves me lots of money around here phoenix one pound of ground chicken breast in the store is usually $6.99 per pound VS $1.69 that is a great savings..
Side dishes (Mexican rice) I would 2 double batches and then portion into the amount we eat per meal so no waste plus if I wanted brown rice & DD wanted white rice no issues I just grab 2 baggie one of each and the sides are ready to nuke for dinner in less then 5 mins.
Bulk only then amount planned to use for 2 months that way if you have a freezer mishap you don’t lose too much food plus you have space for special sale items when on sale...
So how does this work when it's dinner time your asking right? We create a 3-4 day menu for the days I work and the other 3 days I am off and I cook things we can't have on the nights I work due to dinner/sleep time I only get about 4 hours home before bed so it has to be acid & tomato free foods.... Example Menu maybe Southwestern Mini Eggrolls..w/ mexican rice.
So DD goes outside to bulk freezer grabs a baggie of ground chicken half a pound /baggie of corn/baggie of black beans/ baggie of spinach all these items are individually baggie ready for meals in 1/2 cup portions so no waste.. DD will cook the ground chicken w/ taco seasoning & then grab out the wonton shells and place them in to muffin cups and load w/ the other ingredients including shredded cheese from the frig then into the toaster oven & then that will cook until ready 30 mins & then we nuke the rice on our plate and dinner is ready in 30 mins.. and no waste...