Monday, September 11, 2017

Worrisome weekend

How is it Monday again?  Pfft.

Friday was spent dropping off my baby gift to a friend.  She is my massage therapist and she asked me during a massage if she paid me, would I be able to cook her some meals.  She told me to get back to her as it got closer.  I decided that after pricing some stuff out that I could make it my gift to her.  So she was ALL over that.  I didn't know she had a side by side when the Mr and I brought the two coolers over but because I'm a master packer, I was able to make it all fit!

So here's the rundown of what $50 in food (plus the cost of containers and Food Saver bags and some Press n' Seal) got her.


10 Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins
5 pre-made bowls of oatmeal (Sugar Cookie, Pumpkin Walnut, Banana Pecan, Pumpkin Walnut Raisin and Maple Brown Sugar)
Pancakes (3 Nutella Stuffed, 3 Banana and a family batch of pumpkin (6) )
Pre-roasted garlic herb home fries.

Lunches- (6 total in containers)
Main Dishes include meatloaf and chicken (BBQ and cider glazed) with side dishes of mashed or roasted potatoes or butternut squash casserole and blanched veggies.

Chicken and Quinoa

Homemade Cheese Soup

Pre-cooked chicken breasts, Meatloaf, Beef Roast and grandma's homemade noodles, Chicken and homemade herb dumplings, two batches of chili.

Sides of roasted garlic mashed potatoes, butternut squash casserole, homemade glazed veggies.

Manicotti dinner ready to be baked.

Baked apple dessert

Of course, because I'm a nerd, I did detailed reheating instructions.

Saturday and Sunday were basically spent watching some ball games then doing grocery refuels and worrying about my best friend who lives right in the crosshairs of Hurricane Irma.  So a lot of Weather Channel was watched.  I got her (and everyone in my family) a weather radio  (affiliate link) one Christmas and several of them say they still keep it plugged in.  She said it woke her up Saturday morning to tornadoes in the area proving its worth over and over again even being 10 years old!  She took it with her to the house she was riding out the storm in because it has battery backup and if power and cell service go out, they would still be informed.  I am so glad I got them the practical gift!  I shed quite a few tears worrying because you feel so helpless.  I'm hoping all is well since the worst won't hit until overnight and I don't trust her building won't sustain some damage.

We did our HIIT/strength session and had some dinner while still monitoring things.

I hope all of my readers that are/were in the path or had family or loved ones affected are safe.

It has been 14 years since beloved actor and comic John Ritter passed away from Aortic Dissection. This condition is often mistaken as a heart attack and if you should ever think you or someone you love is suffering a heart attack, INSIST they check the Ritter Rules so they know if you/they are suffering an aortic dissection. This condition is often hereditary and because of John's fate, his brother was tested and had this defect as well and they were able to do surgery and save his life.  We miss you, John.

What did y'all do this weekend?

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  1. Wow you are a super shopper, all for $50 and I'm sure all spectacular!
    What a fast weekend it was. Friday I went to a retirement party for a former coworker. Was great seeing everyone since I left there 11 years ago. Lots of hugs, laughs and stories. Saturday I had to shop and clean since I had a girl's bonfire and cookout. Yesterday I took my "little" to pick apples at the orchard. Wow, 8 year olds have a LOT of energy lol.
    Have a fantastic week gf!

  2. Hope everyone in the path of the hurricane stays safe and have as quick a return to normal as possible. I miss John Ritter so much. He was an amazing talent and it would have been nice to see what else he could have done had they had a protocol in place when he went into the hospital.

  3. I so hope your best friend is okay and the worst is behind her and she can return home -- and hopefully no destruction awaits her. Between the hurricanes and wildfires, it's been a horrifying month.

    Weekend was busy with errands and shopping, but I did manage to get in some football watching, a couple of naps, and time out in the country, so it was a good weekend overall.

  4. If you started a business preparing food and could find a way to ship nationally, I would TOTALLY sign up when we have our next kiddo! I was looking for something like that the first time around but no go.

  5. You have probably won friend/customer of the year!! What an awesome gift!


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