I ended up buying three different sizes of freezable containers that I could use for freezing only, they will not be microwaved in, I can empty the food either into a frying pan to be heated back up or in the microwave. These are the containers I got, in 8 oz., 16 oz. and 32 oz. My mom also had some extra flat freezer containers that I used for the enchiladas.
James was kind enough to let me use his kitchen (I used big pots/pans that work better on his big stove). We struck the deal that if he worked on the tiny house plans I would do all of the cooking (he gets to eat too of course). Here is what I made, it is a lot [A LOT] of food pictures, you really don’t NEED to see them but if you’re looking for dinner ideas maybe it’s interesting?? :). In other news there is an update coming on the progress of those house plans, I am getting all the details figured out, I have never done this ‘selling something online’ so there is a bit to work through to make sure everything is safe and secure for everyone. I think the plan set is going to be great, I like how it’s coming together it’s way better than the standard 2D set I get to build at work… much easier to read and understand. As a reminder, there is a link on the right hand side of the website that will let you sign up to be notified when they become available (with a coupon), we are still shooting for the beginning of March before MiniM makes her debut to have them ready, there is still a lot of work to be done but they are progressing nicely!
I have actually been pretty busy working on fixing all of the things on my ‘to-do’ list before the photos are taken in exactly 1 week and certainly before the TV crew gets here in just under two weeks from London. There has been a lot accomplished and even though its stressful to have this deadline it’s actually great because it means I am actually going to finish all this crap, not just let it sit on my to-do list for months to come! I am getting very excited to be done, there is one major project that will wait until after the crew has gone, that is winterizing my grey-water set-up but that is OK. The rest will be done. The great big awesome accomplishment from this weekend is that I have heat! I finished hooking up my radiant floor heat and boy, it’s awesome! The tiles were getting really chilly to walk across in the morning but now I actually get excited to get up and walk across the house :). Of course if you ask James the big accomplishment is that the shower is cleaned! He had to step up and finish that because I can’t be playing with the acid if I intend to make a baby with ten fingers and ten toes… he did a great job, that was a pretty big deal to get that cleaned and it probably took him a good 10 hours of scrubbing and spraying…. moral of the story, do a better job than me at grouting, I am pretty sure I am never allowed to grout again. Last weekend I also got the weeds pulled from the yard and with the help of my brother, who gave me manual labor for my birthday this year, what I guy, right, the lawn was rototiller and planted, I even have little sprouts poking up. Mom says that fall grass is the best grass, I am hoping so, my spring grass was all burned off with out unusually hot summer! Maybe this can get in and get started and get strong before summer hits again. Those are the three big ones, here are some pictures of the other parts, like my electrical closet doors, my trim, cleaning up the paint parts and fixing the dog food drawer that was just a tad too big to work well. In not particular order here are some pictures: