03 February 2010

Freezer Cooking, Laundry Soap and LOST

As you can tell from the title of this post I've been a little busy. This has already been one full week. I feel like I'm still playing catch-up from those snow days. It's unbelievable how much laundry piles up from playing in the snow. I'm really looking forward to my date with my hubby this Friday night.

One thing that I've been working on is some freezer cooking. Not for myself~although I would really like to do more of that. The meals that I'm freezing right now though are for my sister-in-law. In a little over a week she is having some major surgery and will be recuperating for about a month. She and her husband have a sweet one-year-old son, so this will be a challenging time for them. Even though they live a couple of hours away, I am trying to do what I can to help them during this time. I plan to go over to help out when I'm able, but I thought the best way I could help was to stock their freezer as best as I can. So each night that I make a casserole, I bake half for us and put half in the freezer. It's working out great! If you've got any great freezer meals that I should know about, definitely leave me a comment.

Also on my agenda this week was making my first batch of homemade laundry soap. I got it done tonight and it's doing it's 24-hour thing. I'll find out then if I did it right:) I'm sure I'll be blogging about that soon.

But for tonight I am enjoying watching the beginning of the last season of LOST. Yes, my husband and I are big fans!! I can't believe this is the last season~they have a lot of questions to answer before the big finale. Are you a fan of LOST? Are all these unanswered questions driving you crazy, too?


Morgan said...

That's a great way to do the freezer cooking. It's easy to cook a double portion and freeze half. Much simpler than spending 8 hours in one day cooking, in my opinion. My family needs to do some big grocery shopping next week. After we are well stocked again, I hope to start cooking double batches and freezing casseroles again.

Oh, and yes- we like to watch Lost. We've found inspiration for one of our baby's names from that show.

steviewren said...

I have to watch Lost, even though I gave up trying to figure it out long ago.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I've never seen Lost. I can't wait to hear about your laundry soap though. As far as the freezer cooking, I do batches of meat, but as far as meals, I've tried that, but I'm so bad about not taking it out to thaw, or when I cook it frozen it always takes longer than it's supposed to so it's never done on time and the kids are starving, or when I do thaw it, it doesn't thaw evenly so it doesn't cook timely. That was certainly a run-on sentence. Suffice to say that freezer cooking hasn't been my friend for meals very often, but for cooking meat ahead of time, chopping veggies and fruits and freezing them it's great.

Okay, I'm done now!

Michelle M. said...

Can't wait to hear about the laundry soap. I tried to make my own dishwasher detergent, but it really didn't work. Oh well.