So blessed to have such a handsome little man :)
So freezer cooking at 8 months pregnant = no fun. The whole process of planning and picking the recipes, actually going grocery shopping, and then preparing the meals took about 3 days. It would have taken less time but when we went to go shopping on Saturday the shelves were pretty much bare. Who knew that a little snow storm would cause people to freak out and buy out the entire bread section? With that being said, I’m very glad that we have those meals ready for use when we bring Little T home. Which apparently is going to be soon based on my doctor :) So, without further adieu, here’s my process.
I started off by looking for recipes for freezer cooking. Let me say that they all seemed a little repetitive. There was a lot of mexican and italian inspired meals and I struggled to find some that were different. But I eventually did and I put them all on this idea sheet
This one was a little messy so I made another, more organized one
We went to get our groceries and this is what we came up with
Overall, I don’t think I would attempt freezer again. Maybe it was because I’m 8 months pregnant, but it was a lot of work. I know I’ll be grateful when it finally comes time to use them but I don’t think this will become my norm for cooking.
Here is the finished product
Heres to hoping that they actually cook how they should and that they taste great!
These are just a few pictures I took before our baby shower last weekend. We had so much fun and got almost everything we needed. But more than the gifts, we both enjoyed seeing family that we hadn’t seen in a while. It is such a good feeling knowing that we are bringing our child into this world with such an amazing and loving family. We truly appreciate everything they have done for us over the years.
Dakota is anxiously awaiting “daddies” arrival back home. Sometimes I do the same thing :)
Well we did our Valentines day supper 2 days early this year because I’m going out-of-town tomorrow morning. I had so much fun preparing this supper for my amazing husband. The cake was so easy and it tasted delicious. We had a nice salad and homemade alfredo, hence the freshly grated parmesan cheese! I also made italian sodas to go with the meal but I lost my light so unfortunately there aren’t any pictures of them. As for the gifts this year, I had a wedding picture printed off and framed for his desk at work and I bought him so new headphones since he goes through them so quickly.
I really do love this man with all my heart. He has seen me at my worst and refused to walk away and now that were going to be adding another member to our family here pretty soon, it just makes me so unbelievably happy. He’s going to be the best father a son could ever ask for. He truly is my everything and I couldn’t be happier to be married to such a wonderful man.
I would like to start off by saying that I may or may not be obsessed with homesteading :). I grew up watching Little House on the Prairie with my mom and I instantly became enthralled with their lifestyle. I wanted to wear the dresses and bonnets. I wanted a horse and I wanted to live in a log cabin. While my actual life was nothing like theirs, I nonetheless wanted to be exactly like them. Fast-forward a few years and my mom and I move to central Iowa where there is this wonderful place called Living History Farms. I instantly fell in love. At LHF, you go through a 1700′s Ioway Native American camp, an 1850′s farm, a 1900′s farm, and then a 1870′s town. All of these sites come complete with livestock and real people who are dressed appropriately for their time period and do activities that are appropriate as well.
This reawakened my thirst for homesteading. I started getting my hands on anything that had to do with homesteading; books, pamphlets, hands on experience, you name it, I wanted to look at it or do it. So I started collecting books on homesteading and gardening as well as livestock. Now, by no means do I have an extensive collection. I have the books that I feel work for me and my family. My hope is that someday, we can live on a “homestead” and be able to feed our family and sell the rest at farmers markets. These books will help me achieve my goal. As for now, I’m going to be planting some things in containers and leaving them on my deck. Trying to keep up with a bigger garden with a newborn doesn’t seem like a good idea :) But someday, I hope to blog about how we bought our first chickens or goats and how big our garden has grown…someday :)