Sunday, January 25, 2009

Project 365 ~ Week 4

I was reading The Homespun Heart blog this week and she mentioned in her post Restoring Order how she use to always have cookie dough and cooked/diced chicken in her freezer. I thought that would be a great idea for when we have unexpected company or if I want to make a little treat for Mike or am running behind on making a meal. So this week I made Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookie dough and put it in the freezer. I formed them into logs and I double wrapped them in plastic wrap to avoid freezer burn. Next week I will work on cooking some chicken and putting it in the freezer.
I am so happy to have a Bosch again. This mixer makes things so much easier for me when I am making bread. My Mom gave this to me since she got a Zojirushi bread maker for Christmas. The Bosch is much larger than my Kitchen Aid mixer so I can mix up 4 loaves of bread in one batch. So Tuesday I made 3 loaves of bread and some Monkey Bread as a special treat.
I pulled out my big cup to remind myself I need to drink more water. My goal is to finish this in one day. Since I pulled it out on Wednesday I have been able to stick to that plan.
Last week a family at our church lost their Mother/Grandmother so I made this card to send to them.
I went to collect the eggs and I found this really little egg. We've never gotten one so small before.
I got my wheat delivered to me on Friday. Saturday we bought bay leaves which I am told will kill any and all bugs that may be in the wheat. I have air tight containers that I store the wheat in because it is much better protected from mice and weather than a paper bag would be. So Saturday I got all the wheat put into the nice and clean containers and closed them up with gamma lids. This wheat should last us about a year (I think)

And last but definitely not least, here is a picture of my handsome husband ready to go to church.


sara said...

awesome pictures!

Do you have chickens? That one egg is very tiny!!!

I am trying to drink more water too. I actually do better when I am at work than when I am at home..weird!

Kathy said...

I wish I had the time to make food like this and to put it in the freezer! Another tip that Elizabeth at our office does- she gets ground beef and cooks it and then freezes it. It makes for an easy pull out and make spagetti sauce or Tacos or Shepperds Pie. She buys it on sale and cooks it all and then she can pull it out last minute if she has to!
Paul and I are thinking of a deep freeze especially if Pastor gets involved in food donations!
By the way... I have 5 consecutive days off in Feb- Do you think Mike would let you come out and visit?
It would be fun and it is right at the time of donations time.... Let me know and I will get you a ticket!

Lisa said...

Wow, I've never seen a bag of wheat like that! Very good idea to freeze some of those "staples" (although I guess cookie dough would not be defined like that).

What a beautiful card, too. (and a handsome guy!)

Elizabeth said...

Sara - yes we have chickens. Currently we have 16 hens and 1 rooster but my husband wants to get some more.

Kathy - Mike said yes so I guess I will see you next month :-)
And thanks for the idea of the ground beef, I may need to do a Sam's trip to get some good deals on meat.

Lisa - I guess I should focus more on the "staples" but these cookies in the freezer will come in handy because I just found out I am having company tonight so they will now get to enjoy some freshly bakes cookies :-)

Kim said...

Oooo, love that Bosch! I want to get some small appliances to replace the ones I didn't bring (because of voltage differences) but I'm not finding very good brands yet. But then I haven't looked very hard either.

Great pictures! I am hoping our camera finds its way home soon. It's been in Bs. As. since November :-(