This morning I was awakened at 4am by my sweet lil Mads...unfortunately it had nothing to do with all the hoopla over the snow. Instead Madeline was running a low grade fever, holding her ear saying it hurt, and touching her mouth saying it hurt. All I could think was oh great...Sunday morning and its snowing...nothing is going to be open today. Fortunately an office was open and I got there with Madeline when the doors were opened...the unfortunate thing was we were 14th in line! I spent 3 hours in the waiting room...We went with an ear infection and goodness only knows what we walked out with UGH!!!!! 10 minutes after I put the drops in Madeline's ears she was smiling and up to her usual antics :)
My lil Madeline finally smiling :)
As if being up since 4am with a sick baby was not tiring enough, somehow I had enough energy to cook and prepare 5 different casseroles to freeze. I have decided to try freezer meals out. I have 2 main reasons for doing this. The main reason is that when Jason gets home, I want us as a family to be able to spend as much time as possible together and not be concerned with having to cook. The other reason is that so often during this past (almost) 13 months I have been so busy or caught up in doing the daily chores that I do not have time or the energy to cook so off to fast food or frozen pizzas...I cringe at the thought of how much money was spent on fast food because I did not feel like cooking. I purchased enough food for 12 different meals to freeze. Each meal is 6-8 servings so we will be able to eat on them for 2 nights...that is almost a month worth of food. Know what is even better??? Each meal cost around $8...that makes almost $1 per serving! Now try to eat a complete meal out for $1. I am excited about going to the freezer, pulling out a meal, thawing it, and popping it in the oven...the hardest part is deciding which meal to thaw.
Here are the casseroles I made today.
I did not get to prepare all 12 today (was not expecting the visit to the Dr. office today) So tomorrow I will prepare the rest (hopefully) Then it is list making time...I have to figure out what 3 people will be needing for a week away from home...With that I do not have anything new to report on Jason. The date/time has remained the same since my last update. Yay! We are all so excited and ready for this to be over!