Just home from a long clinic day… The clinic itself isn’t actually that long or tedious, we always enjoy seeing our providers, and the clinic is awesome; but the day overall including 5 hours on the road & a few mandatory stops in the city, do become a bit long. I’ve been thinking over a few things we need to buckle down on and re-commit to on my drive. Number one that I had to share with you all was a super idea that I must give credit elsewhere for. Our dietitian Barb gave us this one, Thanks Barb! I couldn’t believe I’d never thought of this specifically before, because I do this for single meals during harvest, and with left-overs…Barb said rather than try to make a tiny casserole full of the high fat ingredients, or somehow specialize Christa’s portion of the meal, some CF cooks like to make an entire high cal dish, then freeze individual portions for later use! So today I’m going to make her a casserole, later this week a dessert and also later this week a I can make it technically for the whole family, we’ll just have a little & portion the rest out for Christa to have later when the schedule for cooking is a bit pressed.
I decided to use the pyrex dishes like these to freeze in. I have a mismatched assortment of these on hand already. I’m not a fan of microwaving plastic, and I have a feeling that these items will be pulled out at the very last minute & need to go into the microwave.
The dish I’m going to freeze first for her is a creamy tomato & tortellini Soup. It’ still frigid here, so a soup/pasta combo will be very appropriate for a quick meal. I’ll post the recipe for you in “High cal Eats” too. Here is a quick link in case you want it NOW 🙂