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!!!!
Looks like wonderful food. So sorry you couldn't enjoy it, but glad your hubby could. Makes me laugh that he acted like it was horrible. Too funny!ReplyDelete
Praying all goes well during this time for you.
Thanks Cathy, There is still lots left over so I get to eat it now.ReplyDelete