In preparation for getting sick with the Corona Virus, I did some meal prep. I made Bean and Bacon soup!
From dry beans!
And so much bacon!
I tweaked it a little bit. I have a vegetable chopper, so I chopped all the veggies finely so that they won’t be hard to chew or eat. I wanted nothing larger than the beans.
I used pinto beans for the base.
I forgot to put the bay leaf and tomato paste in. Oops!
Here’s what it looked like simmering along:
The pot was so big I had to have it on medium to get the top third to simmer. It was my grandmother’s, and I suspect it was old when she got it.
Then, I ladled it out into containers:
I saved enough for my husband and I to both have a bowl.
And then into the freezer it went with my other meal prep:
On the right you can see some beef stew and chicken and broccoli hot dish. It was supposed to be hot dish, but it turned into soup anyway.
I left one container out so I could eat it for lunch the next day – I didn’t want any surprises with it turning out to be nasty when it isn’t fresh.
I intend to cook Chicken and Rice soup today, so I’ll have more pictures of prepping later.
What preparations have you made for being sick? Inquiring minds want to know!