Saturday, May 11, 2013
I went grocery shopping. It seems like I spend a little more each time...BUT the fridge is stuffed full of good food. All the colors of the rainbow are in there! Before I went shopping I took a brief inventory of what we had, and what we needed. Today is the Post Office's Stamp Out Hunger food drive, so I pretty much emptied my cabinets of canned goods. Luckily, there was a sale on canned goods, so today was a good day to restock.
I'm trying something a little different this week, in hopes it will be a good way to handle food when I start working. I am chopping veggies and fruit and doing a ton of prep work. I bought enough food for two weeks (easily), forgetting that we are planning to leave for a short vacation either the 16th or 17th. At least I will have things to take along and won't have to eat convenience food the whole time. We are hoping to rent a house - partly so I can cook.
I chopped a quart bag full of carrots (and have a 5 pound bag waiting to be chopped!), as well as, green onions, fennel fronds, zucchini, yellow squash, and celery. I have chicken breasts to roast and shred, and quite a few veggies roast. I figure if I cook some rice and/or potatoes, I'll have the building blocks for several healthy meals.
My plan is to try to cook 3-4 days' worth of food, and then do the same on Wednesday or Thursday, just before we leave. That way I can package some meals and take along.
My worries about this kind of cooking are that I will get bored or that the food will go bad before I can eat it. I'm thinking that cooking everything plain, then using different spices when I put the meals together will be the key to avoiding boredom.