Category Archives: Covid-19

Putting Up Freezer Meals During Covid-19

Recently, “The Artist and I put up a bunch of new meals for the freezer. During Covid-19, it’s a little more difficult because stores are limiting how much of each kind of meat we can buy. So what I’ve been doing is creating a menu which doesn’t call for too much of one meat, but varying it up so as to be able to get what I need. Here’s the menu for this time around.

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We put up 2 of each of these meals, plus two extra Honey Dijon Chicken meals. The Salmon meal I just froze separately so that it could be made with fresh dill the day we decide to have it.

Here are the fruits of our labor!

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Here are some of the meals, ready to eat! Yummy!

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Covid Hair

As everyone knows, we all were missing (and in a lot of cases, needing) haircuts. This is me, mid shut down:

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When salons in my state were finally open at 25% capacity, I finally got an appointment. My regular lady had had a very bad motorcycle accident only three days before the governor allowed partial opening, so one of the other stylists (Nicole) in her shop covered part of her clients, including me.

Me, after getting home from my appointment:

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Me, the next day after I fixed before church!

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I feel SOOOO much better!

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Big Box Store Covid Shopping

Shopping at Sam’s Club the other day . . .

 

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Freezer Meal Prepping Our Way Through Covid 19

On April 11 2020 “The Artist and I put up 12 supper meals in the freezer!

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On that day we did recipes 1 – 6 in exactly 1 hour, 36 minutes and  3.29 seconds. Yes. I DID use the stopwatch function on my phone! Recipe #7 had to wait until after Easter Sunday dinner, because I needed the leftover ham for it. 

This is some of the prep work for some of the recipes:

And here’s one in the process, almost ready for the freezer:

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By the end of that 1 hour, 36 minutes and  3.29 seconds, we had THIS!

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On Sunday afternoon, my husband cut up 8 cups of ham, and “The Artist” cut up the onions, carrots and celery. With the 4 LBS of split peas I bought, we now have 2 packages in the freezer of the makings for Split Pea Soup, for a total of 14 meals ready to thaw and cook.Not reheat, cook from scratch.

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Until next time . . .

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Freezer Prepping Right Before Stay at Home Order

So you all know that about once a month we do a menu plan for the freezer to save money and make things easier, right? Well, we managed to get one in right befor our governor gave a stay at home order. I will say that it took several days to get the meat we needed, and then “The Batman” and I went to Smith’s for the “reserved for seniors and disabled” hour to attempt to get the other ingredients for the recipes. We waited in line outside of the store for 45 minutes. I ended up needing to substitue a lot of ingredients, but I did get 16 meals into the freezer. I hope the substitutions work!

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I finally thought of going to our local meat marked (duh!), and they were limiting to 5 pounds of each thing you wanted to buy. This is my purchase:

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I’ve never bought a bag of bacon before! Here are the meals, right before going into the fridge!

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So far, we’ve had one of the Sloppy Dog meals, one of the Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork, and one meal left over from a previous session, Ginger Peach Pork Chops! I do 8 servings, and almost always get two suppers out of them for my family.

I’m glad we were able to get this done before the stay at home order, and that we were able to find what we needed in the midst of all the panicked shoppers.

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