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Monday, October 30, 2006
I've got an APB out for good recipes that freeze well.
Since the beginning of the year, I have phoned the Phoenix Albertsons to make sure that my Dad has groceries. He doesn't eat, he feels like crap, then he eats less, then he feels worse....I've checked into it, he's six blocks away from the Meals on Wheels boundary. Luby's will deliver to other areas, but not to his.
It is my general plan to go to Dad's and cook my ass off for a few days. And freeze it all. I am tired of worrying about it, tired of wondering. And that's a Christmas gift he'll enjoy for weeks afterwards.
He told me my older brother (finally got a freaking clue and) bought some crockpots and has been boxing up dinners for him. I asked "So Dad, is Fred a good cook?" "Not really," he admitted.
My recipe parameters are-
Suitable or adaptable for diabetics (this means that I am making cabbage potato pancakes, not potato pancakes) Sans poultry. Working in a processing plant for a few months just does that to a body. Suitable to freeze in small portions. I think I plan to make many things, as opposed to huge quantities of a few things. Variety improves appetite, so I need things that are adaptable-for example-mini meatloaf/meatballs/mix also go with spaghetti, soup, sandwiches. It can also step into Salisbury steak land. He'll eat a lot of different types of food, as long as it feels hearty and homemade.
I appreciate any recipes and ideas you can pass my way!