That's what I was planning on doing when I ran into this project. I even picked up an Arduino protoshield and a few ZIF's for the project. I then learned that you can't upload sketches to a bare 328 without removing the chip in the Arduino. I've been looking at a way of making a shield that will allow burning the bootloader and uploading a sketch without a bunch of fiddling.I should probably just get a dedicated programmer or cable.
DIP is so old school