Friday, May 18, 2018

food prepping

For the most part, there are two of us who live here and eat. Once in a while, there will be an adult child at the table. However, I still sometimes tend to cook like I'm feeding the Finnish army. Usually it probably tastes better tho. That is when I cook. Somedays after a long day at work, I could care less if I eat a piece of peanut butter bread. In reality, I'm a bring leftovers to work kind of gal. Several years ago I made a goal to not buy lunch in the cafeteria at work and typically I manage that pretty well.

Crafting season is here and if I could get my buns in gear and get busy ... I'd rather be crafting than cooking. So ... I bought a package of these little pans the other day, came home and filled them. They are labeled and in the freezer! Lasagne is good to go. I just need to pop it into the oven, whip up a salad and dinner is ready! Now if I could just figure out how to heat it up without cranking up the heat in the kitchen .. I'd be tickled pink.

I've also had a hankering for some peanut butter cookies. I don't know why I did this, but I doubled the batch. Not a good idea. I don't make cookies anymore. Haven't made any since Christmas. These might be hanging around until then ... just like my prune tarts are still hanging around from December. Argh! All I really needed was a few spoonfuls of cookie dough and my craving would have been satisfied. Go figure.

Have a fantabulous day! Fill it with a little sugar and chocolate hey?


  1. If you have a large toaster oven you can plug it in outside and the heat will stay outside. You need the right size pan of course. I do this with my crockpot.

    1. What a great idea! This pan is small enough that it just may fit in my crockpot. I don't mind that heating up the kitchen ... will have to try it. Thanks for the idea!

  2. The biggest reason I plug my crockpot outside or in the garage is because of the smell! When I'm expecting during the first trimester I can't handle the smell of food cooking all day. But if the smell stays out of the house then I'm good to go at dinner time.