In preparation for our upcoming trip to America, I've starting stocking the freezer so that Y has some food to live off of while K and I are gone.
Last summer I made and froze enough meals for 6 dinners (Monday through Friday, plus one weekend meal) a week while we were gone. This may seem excessive, but there is one restaurant where we live and it closes by 10. The grocery store is lights out at 9. Y often doesn't even get home until 11 or 12. He'd have nowhere to pick up his dinner and he certainly isn't going to cook himself something starting at midnight.
I'm doing the same thing this time (I'll post a photo once the freezer is full), but I'm also making him his snacks. As I've posted about before, I've been making bread for him to take to work each day. On Sunday I made a cinnamon with dried fruits loaf.
The cranberries, pineapple, apricots, and raisins looked so pretty. It kind of reminded me of stained glass.
While we are gone, Y will be munching on (from left to right):
- apple bread,
- squash and sweet potato bread,
- walnut and black sugar soba flour bread,
- corn bread, and
- white sesame rice flour bread.
I ran my bread maker pretty much non-stop from yesterday morning until this afternoon. It wasn't all that much work, I just plopped the ingredients in and pressed start, but it did take ages and I had a few small casualties - a burnt thumb and a sliced finger. The things we do for love!!
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