Postpartum Freezer Food Project of Doom: Soup

I’ve been delinquent about keeping up with the blog; I know. I feel much guilt. The fact is, I’ve been dealing with all kinds of interesting things in my real life: I discovered I have asthma. I’ve been camping. I’ve been prepping for the arrival of Baby Lou Who (this involves a lot of lounging around in bed being too tired to do anything else).

The asthma seems to be under control (yay!). The camping I’ll post about next week (maybe). Our unfinished house now has temporary carpet and linoleum in our bedroom and bathroom respectively, there’s a toilet installed (it even flushes – with a bucket of water), and we have our mattress made up in there to sleep on. All is ready for the birth. I hope.

All this has put a damper on my Very Ambitious Freezer Food Project, but I’ll update you on a couple of the things I’ve done since my last post.

  • Soup. I didn’t end up doing black bean soup (I may still, but that depends on time). I was making Chickpea Rice Soup With Cabbage to take for our Friday Bible study group and made a big batch while I was at it. I froze approximately half of what I made since we weren’t expecting a very big group and my soup was going to be supplemental to the main soup, and so now we have 14 cups’ worth of soup in the fridge.
  • Muffins. I was going to make bran muffins, and then I found SO many bran muffin recipes I wanted to try that I ended up doing several different kinds. I tried Ginger-Raisin Bran Muffins and The Best Pumpkin Muffins from Vegan With a Vengeance. I made Pumpkin Bran Muffins and Cranberry Orange Nut Muffins from Vegan Brunch. All four of these were delightful. The Best Pumpkin Muffins I will definitely make again. My least favourite: the Ginger-Raisin Bran Muffins. They were really good when my friend made them, but mine just came out really blah. I’m not sure what went wrong with that.

I organised my freezer as well, which wasn’t too hard to do since it’s getting pretty empty: most of last year’s frozen fruit is nommed up, and that was the bulk of what was in there. I’m confident we’ll have plenty of room for all I make throughout this project. I’ve sent my husband after some more foil pans while he’s making a run to town, so I hope next week to get going on some of the casseroles and finish the other pizza crusts.

Next week I should have another post ready for you that Actually Has Photos. See you then.

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