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!