Well, so much for all that holiday planning I did, as I sit here at my computer this morning thinking, hmm… what to chat about? Honestly I have a couple of pages of notes in front of me from sermons I’ve listened to lately. Perhaps that sounds out of the norm for me, but David and I have become more consistent with our church going (#2016goals) in large part because Hailey begs to go. Kid you not, begs.
Because of that, I have all sorts of notes I wrote to myself when I was listening and feeling inspired. For example, the danger of deprivation- an excellent topic to discuss at this time of year as many people are striving in full speed towards their resolutions. Also there is the system of intention, initiation and innovation (nothing excites me like alliteration). And what about the idea of feeding what feeds you- I LOVE this topic and is one I will absolutely dive into at some point when I’m feeling more creative with my words.
But creative, I am not this morning. So what to do? I could write about our weekend, right?
Sure, but that is something I could sum up in just a few words.
There was sugar.
There were shenanigans.
There was reluctant sharing.
There was staying true to my fashion goals for 2016.
In all seriousness, the weekend was beautifully low key. Lots of family time, a few disciplinary challenges and a lot of food prep. I’m working on having a more robust supply of homemade freezer meals ready to go for busy weeks and back ups. With the vacuum sealer and sous vide cooker we are able to take frozen soups and chili from frozen to ready to eat quickly and with no mess.
David made a double batch of his famous chili and I made a batch of freezer breakfast burritos (a low mess/super simple recipe coming soon!), vegetable lentil soup and my enchiladas that make two pans (with green sauce)- one to eat last night and one to freeze.
The weekend was nothing to write home (or blog) about, but I’m starting the week feeling ahead of the game, which is pretty nice.
Do you keep meals in your freezer for hectic weeks?
What are some of our favorites?