Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Learning to eat again.
Another "spring cleaning" post from the draft bin. Something I started last week but I felt it was boring and had no direction. I added in some sentences so I'm just going to post instead of deleting it.
How are your eating habits these days? Everyone is worried about gaining weight from sitting inside and eating more. Have you changed in how you look at food now? I keep reading online and seeing news clips about how everyone is trying to bake and make fancy dishes. Even to the point where stores are running out of flour, eggs and butter. I think I gained ten pounds just reading mistress Maddie's blog today with all the pictures of what he baked!
My thoughts regarding food haven't changed that much nutrition wise but availability wise I see my every nightmare nearly come true. I have always been aware that it's not as easy to keep the stores stocked as most people assume. Just a heads up, meat is about to become really expensive, not because there is a shortage of animals on the farm... but because the packing plants require the workers to be crowded in together and the virus thrives on that type of environment to spread. Causing the plants to shut down, creating a shortage of meat in the stores. Also fruits and vegetables will become really expensive. Here in Canada the large farms just don't have the employees because of the virus, many are not going to have the time or money to grow produce with our short season. There will be a shortage in the fall, prices will rise.
I have also gained a whole new respect for food given the travel restrictions put on us by the provincial government. I have also gained a new outlook on freedoms as well. I think of food all the time, I'm stressed out about running out of food all the time now. I have really become creative with my meals. At first I was trying to eat really healthy but now I just make sure I eat something.
Yesterday I left eating dinner later than usual so I didn't want to eat anything too heavy. Looking in my cupboard I decided on a can of chicken noodle soup. It's too bland however so I figured I better punch it up. I put in a few spices and broccoli to add flavor, then I let it simmer. I may have added in a little onion, I don't remember but I was intending to add some. Once it had simmered for a few minutes then it was ready, yum, it tastes almost like homemade soup, it had flavor. I often do this but I find now, it really helps me in how I prepare meals.
Remember in times of crisis, homemade chocolate chip cookies are good for you!