This weekend I baked some cookies for my parents, sister, and my neighbor to thank her for getting my mail and packages while I was away. We were talking about my current eating situation (or lack there of) and she asked how I could bake when I was not allowed to eat. I was telling her that it is actually therapeutic to cook and bake. She mentioned that her mother who is in her 80’s is nearly blind, so she stocks her freezer with meals that can be easily microwavable. She said that if I was interested in making food for her she would be happy to buy some meals from me. This sounded like a fun thing to do. I made a list of several things that I wanted to make and a grocery list. So far today I have made:
- Carrot Cashew Ginger Soup with Shrimp
- Eggplant Parmesan
- Chicken Parmesan
- Thai Peanut Noodles
- Meatloaf with potatoes and carrots
- Quinoa with broccoli, cauliflower, and mushrooms
I plan to make a few things tomorrow and later this week and send some ready made meals home for my mom to eat this week post chemo. This has been a fun distraction!