Cooking on Sunday
Sunday seemed like a good day to replenish the freezer and refrigerator with some healthy, handy items since we had been indulging over the Thanksgiving holiday. Also, I wanted to take some items to my parents (my Dad LOVES mini meat loaves and we make those together. Mom has a condition called gastroparesis which limits her to a soft food diet and I wanted to make her some sweet potato soup.)
So we shopped at Costco and at the new Trader Joe’s in Winston Salem (it’s a great store – if you haven’t been there yet, you should go) and the grocery store to get a bunch of ingredients and I used the rest of the day to prep and cook. Here’s what I did:
- Cooked a chicken, removed the meat to make a casserole and strained the stock for soup.
- Prepped and sauteed vegetables for mini meat loaves (recipe to be posted separately).
- Mushroom-Barley soup (recipe on site) – Dick’s favorite for lunches and freezes well.
- Sundried tomato pesto (a staple in my refrigerator- recipe on site)
- Lentil burgers – currently our favorite veggie burger
- Oatmeal cookies – (recipe to be posted separately)
- Enough chicken for 3 casseroles (for Dad)
- 3 quarts chicken stock
- Veggies for 35 mini meat loaves
- 12 lentil burgers (in freezer)
- 2 quarts mushroom barley soup
- sundried tomato pesto to use for a couple weeks
- cookies for 1-2 weeks
It was a busy day, but quite productive. On the following day, I visited my parents and together we finished the meat loaves (which are now in their freezer), made 3 chicken pies (2 in freezer) and 3 quarts of sweet potato soup + 2 quarts of chicken stock which will be used later.
Check the site for recipes and instructions.