a case of pizzas... well, at least it is for Nick. It IS his favorite food next to turkey dinner.
I've started stocking up on things for Nick to eat when I leave Pang for my 'confinement period'. To those of you don't know, woman can't deliver babies in the small northern communities that are only serviced by nurses at the health center. The normal procedure is that at 35 weeks or so you are sent out for 'confinement' to Iqaluit where you stay and wait for the baby to arrive. Gotta love that they call it confinement huh? As you can imagine, I'm not willing to do that so I'll be heading back to Saint John NB, our home town, to be around people I know and love. I'm actually leaving earlier than the norm, around 30 weeks so Oliver can enjoy a bit of the summer in the land of beaches, playgrounds and play dates. And Grandma's.
So back to the pizzas. Foodmail this week had them on 2 for 1. You can't beat that, especially since Delissio's here are $17 a piece. So, I ordered 12. I'm sure that won't get him through the 2 months till he joins me in Saint John but it'll make a dent. I also started to load up on ground beef in preparation for the lasagnas I have to make. Eventually I'll also make him some meat pies, and I think this time I'm going to make an attempt at sheppard's pie as well. These are all things (exception: the lasagna) that I don't eat and that freeze really well so it's a perfect time to let him indulge without my having to suffer. It's also because if I don't fill the freezer for him I know full well he'll exist on omelets and sandwiches.
I think it's the least I can do since I'm leaving him behind to fend for himself while I enjoy restaurants, family members cooking for me and take out. After cooking every single meal for months in a row, if I don't see a stove for a while, I won't complain. In the meantime, I wait for more ingredients to go on sale. 7 weeks and 5 days till I leave... but who's counting?