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The Benefits of Bulk Cooking

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

A month ago my precious Mum died aged 97yrs and 8 months. The last week I spent a lot of time with her in the Private Hospital she was in. The last day I was there from 7a.m. until she died, at 10p.m.

Last night my 24yr old grandson was acutely unwell and needed to be taken to hospital via ambulance. He was really stressed about the thought of being there by himself. His 21mth old son was asleep and loaded with a cold so g/son's partner stayed at home. At 10p.m. (seems to be something about that time) I left my home and drove an hour down to the hospital to be with him. We were there all night and when he was discharged I drove him back to his home town an hour away, and then to my house, 1/2hr away. I never got any sleep at all until 1:30p.m.

The reason for the post?

"The Benefits of Bulk Cooking"

I always bulk cook. I have a lot of full, balanced meals in the freezer and I have a lot of casseroles/soups/cooked beef patties in the freezer. I also cook my veges every 3-4 days so I only have to reheat/eat. This technique saves power costs; saves money but taking advantage of bulk buys or specials; saves energy; and most importantly gives you something healthy to eat when emergencies such as the above happen.

I never cooked AT ALL for two weeks when I was with my Mum and after her funeral. I ate very healthily all that time and could have gone a lot longer than that. My meal was all ready to heat/eat for tonight, which was great because I had a 4 hr sleep and only woke at 5:30p.m. because my poor old cat decided she was hungry and lonely LOL!

Just prior to leaving last night I had my normal 'snack' (more a mini meal of Low Carb Soy & Linseed toast with cottage cheese, banana, a piece of apple, etc. When I left last night I took some cut up apple and pear, and a healthy protein nut bar with me and nibbled on that overnight. The Hospital gave me breakfast - I had a little banana and yoghurt, as well some hot drinks during the night. Not one unhealthy item of food passed my lips LOL! apart from ......

...... Only problem was, I forgot to take my soy milk. I am dairy food intolerant (yoghurt is fine) and the results of 3 drinks using about 1/2 cup of milk total over 8 hours, was starting to take effect on me even before II got home (gradually worsening) LOL! Just as well I wasn't there much longer emoticon
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  • LIVINGLOVINLIFE
    I am amazed at people that can plan meals and do the bulk buying and cooking thing. I have always been pretty spur of the moment. I do buy enough healthy food to have healthy choices available. Most of my meals are pretty simply and quick. I am not a fancy cook but thankfully my mom was an no nonsense cook she taught me well. She ate more carbs than I do but I learned cooking basics and how to make substitutes from her.
    460 days ago
  • MRS_TOAD
    May you and yours find some peace during this difficult time of grief.

    (Like you, I love the benefits of bulk cooking.)
    461 days ago
  • GOANNA2
    Sorry for your loss Kris. I am glad you were able to spend the whole day
    with your mum. May she rest in peace. I hope your grandson is OK.

    So nice to hear from you. You are so good with prepping your food
    and eating well at all times. Sorry that the regular milk upset you.

    Have a great week. emoticon
    462 days ago
  • ARNETTELEE
    Sorry for your loss. She had a nice long life.
    Bulk cooking is great. I don't bulk cook but I try to make enough food to last a couple of days or longer.

    462 days ago
  • NASFKAB
    So very sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace. Kudos to you on your great planning.
    462 days ago
  • LOF7203
    Great planning and sorry for your loss
    462 days ago
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