22 July, 2015

So, this time yesterday, The Boy decided he was going camping tonight.

This led to a great deal of running around last night on both our parts and a lot of work today on mine.

I have packed him a rather fulsome hamper for his evening drive to parts foreign and I forgot to photograph any of it….

However, it includes a rather sweet little pasta, chicken and vegetable salad with a pesto mayonnaise. A tub of home-made hummus and a couple of tiny ziploc bags filled with julienned carrots and celery also found its way along.

There’s some air-popped corn with a chilli spice topping for when he gets the munchies. There’s also a couple of slices of that Chocaroon Layer Cake. Oh and a nice flask of made up Hot Chocolate from our home-made mix.

He has no idea that I’ve also included a pack of english muffins and some Vegemite for his breakfasts.  A few months ago I bought him this sort of double-decker Tradesman’s insulated lunch cooler from Aldi. So his dinner is in the top compartment – the pasta and dip – and everything else in the bottom.

Now, this may seem rather old-fashioned – packing supplies for my man, and all. He is quite capable of eating well on his own but, as someone with an ASD, he’s not likely to. This is my way of making sure that I don’t have to pick up the pieces when he gets back. It’s purely selfish.

I made myself a riff on a mushroom stroganoff I was given a recipe for yesterday. The Boy will not eat mushrooms due to sensory issues associated with the aforementioned ASD, so this was a real treat for me!

Mushroom Stroganoff

Mushroom Stroganoff

I managed to get most of the grocery shopping done today (in amongst everything else) so an update on that soon.

Shopping

Shopping

Assuming people want me to keep going with the daily and fortnightly diary of it all.

Let me know.

In the meantime, my new Pressure Canner has arrived and I have some user instructions to study so that I don’t blow the place up!

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