If you are a Homespun Wife like I am, then you are always trying to think ahead. Today I made a huge pot of homemade vegetable soup. Yes, its summertime and getting into the 90’s everyday, but my family has always enjoyed vegetable soup. And since my twin daughters were here visiting with me today, as well as my granddaughter, I decided to make one of their favorite meals. Our two sons and their families weren’t here, however….so a huge pot was a bit much. I had more leftovers than I needed.
Then my mind raced forward to the fall and winter. That’s our family’s favorite time to enjoy soup, chili, stews and all kinds of crockpots meals. Its also a time when we are busy…football, basketball, holidays and church activities take over the calendar. So I decided to freeze my leftover soup for one of those busy times ahead. When nights begin to become longer and longer, I simply take out my frozen soup and put it in the fridge to thaw overnight. The next evening, I turn it out into a pot for the stove or a glass dish for the microwave.
I once used all types of plastic in the microwave. Plastic is lightweight and easy to handle. But now that I have read up on all the potential health hazards of heating food and liquids in plastics, I have started making the transition to all glass in my kitchen. Of course, freezing food still lends itself to plastics that are BPA-free. But for heating, we use glass.
When the Bible speaks of the Proverbs 31 woman, it speaks of a woman who is prepared. She rises while it is still night so she can prepare food for her family. She looks well to the ways of her household. Her family has no fear because she has thought ahead. How do you use your leftovers? How do you think ahead in your home?
“Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband does also, and he praises her.” ~Proverbs 31: 28