In anticipation of stem cell harvesting I took the Saturday before to cook for my family. I wanted enough for Hubby and I for 2 full weeks and also for our dogs, as I cook for them as well.
I gathered my list, went shopping, gathered the supplies and got to cooking. I had both racks in the oven going, all 4 burners on the stove, and my 3 Bears.
Meet Papa Bear - Momma Bear - Baby Bear and Pee Wee (not a real crock pot)
I used one of the gifts we got for Christmas, an absolutely beautiful cutting board pictured above. I didn't want to cut on it at all, but the man who made it for us made me promise that I would use it so I did.
I chopped, I diced, I cut and I made food for all of us for the next two weeks.
In Papa Bear was beef stew
In Mama Bear was Veggie Barley soup with kielbasa
In Baby Bear was a depression favorite soup called Giblot (hot dog stew)
In the oven was meat loaf
sweet potatoes fries
On the stove top I make tater tot casserole
Suet cakes for the birds and the food for the dogs.
Once it was all cooked and had time to cool, I put it all in containers and put all of them in the freezer.
We were set for hunkering down and eating well while I went through this ordeal.
Ironically, I couldn't eat any of it!! My diet after chemo and before harvesting consisted of Banana, Rice, Applesauce, Toast, Egg - known as the BRATE diet.
With all the wonderful food I had made, this is what I got for breakfast.
The weak tea was replaced with Ginger ale.
In place of toast, I could substitute 4 unsalted crackers.
So the dogs and the bids are happy and well fed, too.
Some days all I can do is laugh!!!!