so mother nature, if you're listening, the next time it gets to 70 (this Friday), I promise I'll sing my praises from the rooftops. although that might cause her to vomit more snow. drat.
to worsen the pain, the kids (against my wishes) went and dug ALL the winter gear out, you know, the stuff I had already washed and packed away for the season. grrr, mumble, sputter, hiss, stomp. oh well, guess they had fun.
|pictures taken through my kitchen window. heck if I was going out there.|
sure do love my pantry shelves that I (painstakingly) lined with... cork! makes for a much cleaner and neater appearance than grungy paint, ick. (sorry, not the greatest pics.)
so now this week I'll be focusing on getting a few meals made to stash in the freezer. and a few goodies too, ie; pumpkin bars, banana bars, cookies, freezer jam, granola, frozen raspberry dessert, etc. with company coming in a week and a half, and our hike shortly after that, I want to get everything organized ahead of time instead of leaving it all till the last minute.
that said, I need ideas for meals that can be prepared in advance and frozen. so far, I have meatballs and shredded beef for green chile machaca on my list. (unfortunately, my kids detest lasagna, which I know would be an easy one.) I also plan to brown a few pounds of hamburger and cook up some chicken to put in the freezer, which are nice to have on hand when you're running short on time. wow, you guys sure sent me a lot of motivation! hot-diggity!
if you feel so compelled, shoot me some ideas! thanks!