Freezer meals! I thought you were probably wondering what I had been up to since I promised not to bombard you with daily blog entries. I’m sure you are probably wondering, why freezer meals? If not, you might want to pretend. Honestly, it’s because we need to eat better as a family and sometimes life seems to be too busy to cook the way I like to. So, freezer meals and my crock pot seem to be a perfect answer to that! Of course this means I have been spending an inordinate time on Pinterest (like I need an excuse to do that…) looking for some good recipes. There are TONS out there.
What does this have to do with quilting? Quite a bit actually…think about it. You have a project you want to get finished and have planned a home sewing day or maybe have invited a few friends over to sew together. The next thing you know, 10 minutes goes by and your family is clamoring for dinner. I know that is an exaggeration about time, but seriously who hasn’t been in their craft room working on something and the next time you look up it’s time to go to bed? Here is where the brilliance of freezer meals come in.
When you have those days, you know you are going to be working on your crafts and you can pull something out of the freezer that is already put together and throw it in your crock pot. Or set an alarm to go off when it is time to put your homemade frozen lasagna in the oven. I know, Stouffer’s makes a good one. However, this way your family (and you!) get a wonderful and healthier home cooked meal. It’s a win-win! Even on those days where a big crafting day wasn’t planned, freezer meals still make things pretty convenient. In theory you would take something out the night before or the morning of to thaw anyway so your dinner is already taken care of while you go about your day. I’m sure that most of you are already aware of how to use your crock pot and that freezer meals are an option. What I wasn’t sure of is whether or not you were aware of just how wide a variety of options are available for you. I know I’m looking forward to trying out some new things. I am also fortunate enough to have a buddy who is looking forward to heading down the rabbit hole of freezer meals with me. Once retreat is over. Then I should have more time to focus. I hope.
As it stands, we are getting prepped and ready for our retreat. I wish that I had done more research before now to be able to use my new-found recipes for retreat. That’s okay though, it’s not like we don’t eat well while we are there.
My crochet project is almost finished and I just need to do the border and it will be ready to be shipped off! Yahoo! Don’t worry, I’ll have a picture to share before it is sent off.
Another bonus, spring appears to be sneaking in. Can’t wait to be able to send the Small Blonde out to play. I know he’s ready to get on his slide and I’m ready to start opening windows and getting some fresh air circulating.
As far as my Revolutions, well, I need to weigh in and see how things are going… I’ve been holding steady which is certainly better than gaining! I have managed to get on the elliptical for 2 weeks now (mostly every other day) and have bumped my time from 5 minutes to 10 minutes. When I have music playing it’s easier to get more time in. Now I need to decide between jumping to 20 minutes or easing into 15 minutes for next week. As far as getting more organized, the parlor has been completely converted into a toy room with storage and it is AWESOME! Seriously it’s Closetmaid stuff, but it all works so well including benches under with window for the kiddos to sit on while they are reading or gaming or whatever. My living room is almost complete as well so we are making some progress. Just have to get those habits changed. I hope your Revolutions are going well too!