Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Be prepared

I've decided that the boy scouts have hit one something very true with those two little words. Here, at least, I'm quickly learning the importance of being prepared. So what have I discovered?

1. Keep candles and flashlights in every room. You never know when the lights might go out.

2. Keep your computer charged. I have the feeling that my editor won't like the excuse of a dead battery.

3. Keep the water jugs filled. There's also no telling when the water might be temporarily cut off.

4. There are no McDonalds or Wendys here. Find ways to make cooking convenient.

Which is exactly how I spent a good part of my weekend. I froze pineapples, passion fruit and papaya (the fruit here is fantastic) for quick morning smoothies. I made individual banana breads for breakfasts, and a sourdough like starter for breads, muffins, pizza, and pancakes. I still plan to make salsa, tomato sauce, cookies, and muffins to freeze in the coming weeks.

Living here definitely takes longer, but I'm enjoying the cooking, baking, and finding ways to simplify my life.

What about you? I'd love to hear of things you do to simplify your life, including any recipes you'd like to share.



Coming next. . .Good-bye Pricilla

1 comment:

  1. Oh my! That fruit looks so delicious. :-D Since we moved, I have had to get into a very strict routine to make sure things get finished. While we lived away from Brian, I became a huge fan of "skillet meals." It's way cheating--buy the whole meal in a bag, dump it in the skillet and voila! But it was the only way I could keep up with everything at the time. Yours is much healthier. LOL