My regular readers know that due to physical limitations, I use a grocery delivery service. They call every other Monday to take my order and deliver my groceries on Thursday that week. I make out my grocery list well in advance of the call. And this time, well in advance of the flu bug slapping me upside the head.
Monday, while in a flu induced fog, I read off my list to the order taker, hung up the phone and went back to bed. It did not register with me until my groceries were delivered that I had failed to remove from the list 12 lbs. of hamburger to use in canning a big batch of chili, several large green peppers to use in canning sweet and sour chicken and 6 lbs. of butter to add to the 4 lbs. in the fridge, also to be canned. I suppose I could have put all of that into the freezer - except that the freezer is already full to the top.
So I spent today prepping the food. Chicken breasts have been cut into bite sized pieces. Peppers have been cleaned and cut into pieces along with onions. Hamburger has been browned. All are in plastic bags in the fridge. Quart jars of home canned tomatoes and cans of kidney beans along with a jar of chili powder are waiting on the end of my kitchen table, as well as cans of pineapple chunks for the sweet and sour chicken. Tomorrow morning the canning will begin.
And guess what. I feel better now than I have since the flu bug showed up. I think I must be one of those people who feels better when doing something than when just laying about. Granted, I had to take several rest breaks, but even with that, it sure is nice to be back in the land of the living.
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