Thursday, November 10, 2011


I swear I do more cooking now than I did back when there were seven of us in the house.  Sheesh.  Well maybe that's not so surprising when one has three dogs and a parrot and is nutty enough to cook for all of them.  To say nothing of the gluten-free thing and not eating out.  So not being the most comfortable cook in a kitchen I find cooking marathons pretty intense.  Satisfying in their own way, but exhausting too. 

Today was "Chop" day.  A marathon if there ever was one!  But since it's been eleven months since the last Chop day I guess I shouldn't complain!  I washed out my trusty Chop bin and in went quinoa, flaxseed, coconut, peas, black-eyed peas, beans, corn, cooked popcorn kernels, lentils, pumpkin, various peppers, purple cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli rabe, cilantro, parsley, carrots, carrot tops, rutabaga, pasta, sweet potato, and what-have-you.  I was contemplating going out to get more but when the bin got this full I figured I should stop.  After all, Charlie's not very big!

Two spoonfuls per snack bag.  (takes FOREVER)

With a little help from Charlie.  :-)

And of course the ever-hopeful Maisy.

Done!  Whew.

Which translates to 196 snack bags.

I reused some of the large freezer bags and they were marked 12-8-10.  Lets hope this batch lasts just as long!  Last job before the grand clean-up is to pop it all into the freezer.

Well.  Maybe not.  Hmmmmmm.

What a mess I make.  But it's all cleaned up, the dishwasher is on and a pile put out in the compost.   The bin has been washed in my ridiculously small sink and now I can move on to something else.  :-)

Maybe I should consider having lunch before supper time.  Hmmmmmm.


Heera said...

Wow!All that food for such an itty bitty birdie!

Bonnie said...

Hum, making food for the bird... how often does Charlie get a snack pack?