Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sickness and planning

(Hi, everyone from !)

We've been fighting off a nasty cold here, and like good people, we share things. I've been lucky enough that I haven't been affected... yet. But Tristan the Toddler has been coughing and icky, Jake has taken two days off work this week feeling lousy.

Tonight, I started to feel just a little yucky. Enough that I'm a little concerned that I might be coming down with this cough/ache/tired thing.

So I did something smart.

Tonight we had chicken breasts, mashed potatoes, and broccoli. I had some frozen, gluten free pie shells in the freezer. I took some mixed veggies, the leftover chicken, the left over broccoli, and made some chicken pot pie filling tonight, while I can still stand. Tomorrow I'll put the filling in the crusts, top with mashed potatoes, and bake for 40 minutes. I should be able to do that even if my legs have fallen off. Dinner - solved. That's no mean feat in a family that has two gluten free people, and can't just order food on sickie days without taking out a second mortgage.

I wish I were smart enough (and ambitious enough) to make up a bunch of meals like that, like gluten free lasagnas and casseroles. I mean, I AM that smart - I know I could do those things - but acting that smart is a whole other story.  :)

Encourage me along, if you would - I'll try to do the same for you!

1 comment:

  1. In an effort to simplify life I have been trying to cook extra portions to freeze so that when life gets tricky, we can still eat nice food. I felt quite smug tonight when two portions of spicy tomato sauce went into the freezer! It has taken a bit of extra planning, but so far so good. Let me encourage you to do likewise, when you're feeling better.