Friday, January 6, 2023

I'm still here

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday break. 

Well, my year started off with Covid!😷 Oy vey! Definitely not the best way to start the year, but it is what it is. I initially thought that it was just allergies. I was fine on Sunday morning. Woke up early, puttered around then started on my weekly cooking - made muffins, roti & curry. Then early afternoon I started sneezing uncontrollably. My eyes were puffy & itching (usually a sign of allergies). So I took a vapor bath (Johnson's baby vapor bubble bath. We've used this since DS was small and it still works great) to clear my sinuses, took a Wal-act and went to bed early. Wal-act dried me up overnight, but then the fatigue started. So all I've done for the year to date, is sleep. I get up at 5:40 and by the time DS leaves for school (just after 8), I'm ready for bed again (I'm just plumb tuckered out). Of course this doesn't happen. I do a few chores, get the mail out, make sure dinner is thawed and/or ready and then back to bed. 

I was so very thankful that I got the rotis (this is a bit of work) and muffins done on Sunday. On Wednesday I pulled pesto chicken casserole from the freezer and added baked potatoes. I didn't have the energy to fix a salad or other veggies. Besides, there's plenty veggies in the casserole. I tell ya, freezer cooking will always be my one true love! I could never live without it! Every time that I'm sick, I thank my lucky stars that there's food in the freezer that we can just heat & eat. Same goes for my stockpile. I always keep a case of Canada Dry for when I'm sick. It's also great for nausea (ginger). Then we ran out of bread yesterday. Unheard of for me, because mama always takes care of everything. Again, I was thankful that I managed to make muffins on Sunday. DS can have all the fast food he wants tonight. I just don't have the energy to think about dinner. Besides, I need some fries 😂

I am so very glad I did our grocery shopping late last week. I went to the produce market to ensure DS has fresh fruit when school starts. I also stopped at Sams and bought a few things. Many times I do things for some totally unrelated reason & then it turns out to be a blessing in disguise.

When I'm better, I need to start double batch cooking again. I normally double or triple my recipes, then freeze the rest for future meals. I also need to make some freezer lunches for DS (mini pot pies, quiche, burritos, fajita chicken for quesadillas, BWW tenders for wraps or sandwiches). DS hates school lunches and I don't blame him. I've seen what it looks like and I wouldn't touch it either. Well, I'd want home cooked food too if my mom cooked all kinds of yummy food for me 😊. I also need to double my muffin recipes so that there's extra for in case we run out of bread again - which I sure hope won't happen.

I'm headed back to bed in a short while. I'm ready to get back to normal soon, so I'm hoping to be back to my regular scheduled programming next week.

Have a great weekend peeps!


  1. Sorry to hear you started the NY out sick. I hope you're fully recovered soon. I LOVE having everything on hand and a few meals in the freezer just in case. I just made a big pot of my spicy chicken soup (it's loaded with onions, poblanos, garlic and ginger) and froze the majority of it. This time of year we never know what we may catch so it's nice to have. I'm craving empanada's so will be making a large batch of those this weekend. Take care of yourself!!

  2. Sorry to hear you have Covid. Hope you start feeling better again soon. I spent Christmas and the following week with laryngitis and a nasty viral infection. Sleeping helped. I had Covid in October and the exhaustion was unbelievable. Feel for you there. Hope you are able to get lots of rest.
    I am going to remember your bubble bath trick. So smart.
    Take care.

  3. I went from Covid to a respiratory infection that has knocked me on my butt. I am starting to feel better after almost 2 weeks. Harvey got it first and after 3 weeks he is back to normal...hoping it is the same for me.

    I do hope you get over this bout with Covid as quickly as we did. The fatigue is what I found frustrating.

    God bless.

  4. I sort of do the same thing. I do have things like taco soup frozen. But, mostly it is portions of frozen protein--baked chicken, portions of meatloaf. Usually, the refrigerator is full of baked carrots and potatoes or baked sweet potatoes. Tommy can get a baked chicken breast out and salad fixings that are always in the refrigerator. It is not a full casserole or full meal in the freezer, but it works for no cooking. Your plan and mine work for no cooking.

  5. Sending up prayers for healing. A well-stocked pantry and freezer meals is always a great idea. We've been battling stuff since before Christmas also. Dh cannot get over his sinus infection. Rest and good food will help. Get well soon!


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