I've been one busy crazed woman in the kitchen this weekend.
Key word being crazed.
This Fall is going to be busy. I'll be working three jobs, plus taking every paying gig I can get through the schools: namely taking tickets or working concessions at sports events.
Swear this is the Neocon plot to keep the previous middle class crawling in the dirt, so we have no time to fight them. We used to be comfortable. Now we're pinching pennies into 8 or 9 parts, working every waking hour, and live in fear that the car will break down.
The best thing for my family right now would be once-a-month-cooking. Ever tried it? Over two days you shop, chop, prep, and assemble 20-30 main dishes for your freezer. Some people actually DO this!
Well after today I think it might drive me bat-shit-crazy. I mean truly right over the deep end into drooling, hallucinating, straight-jacket insanity.
So this weekend, I put the following into the freezer:
Two tuna casseroles
Two baked ziti
One chicken pot pie
Two bags of chicken thighs marinated for the grill
One bag of browned hamburger and onions ready for tacos or whatever
One bag full of chopped garden onions.
A double batch of "breakfast cookies" with oatmeal, choc chips,dried cherries, and pecans
Coming yet this fall:
Roasted homegrown tomato sauce
Onions, onions, onions
Lots more pesto
I'm so sick of my kitchen and dirty dishes. My chapped hands and sore feet tell me I'd better hurry and come into some money so I can hire a staff. Then cooking can be fun again!