Wednesday 14 October 2015

I Voted! . . . and Made Lunch For Two and a Half Months

I got my voter’s registration card last week, but it had my old address on it. I called up Elections Canada on the weekend in hopes of changing the address to my new address so I could vote next Monday. 

After a bit of a conversation it was determined exactly what riding I was in and where the local Elections Canada temporary office was. I was quietly relieved to know that the office and my riding did include the area where I work and not just where my address is. 

What this means is that no matter what it was the right riding for me, as let’s face it, the neighbourhood where I work is my neighbourhood. I am pretty sure that I am the only resident within this industrial area.  

Elections Canada told me that I had to come down and sign a few papers in order to do so, but that I could vote that weekend. I had already decided that I wasn’t going anywhere last weekend so I said I would do it after work on Tuesday. 

So, after work off to the Elections Canada office I went, and happily I was able to not only change my address but vote as well. It felt good to actually be able to vote after being turned away at the polling station in the provincial election. I wanted to avoid the embarrassment of such an occurrence.

I know that since this is Alberta the outcome of this province is pretty much a foregone conclusion, but I voted nonetheless. It is important that we participate, despite how sure we are that they guy we don’t want will get voted in. I actively encourage everyone who is eligible to vote, to get out there and vote, despite who you are going to vote for.

After that I processed my lunches for the next two and a half months. Seriously, I made another one of my large batches on the weekend, so last night I finally portioned them up and froze them. Don’t worry I won’t show you yet another shot of bags on a table or stacked in my freezer. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.

These are portioned out to be my lunch, not to be cooked in my frying pan a little at a time. I hate sandwiches and prefer a hot lunch, I always have. 

This is a little trick that I have done many times before: 

Make a large batch of something
Scoop some of it into a Ziploc sandwich bag
Weigh each bag to a certain weight
Smoosh each bag down to make it flat and get the air out. 
Stack them flat in the freezer and 

Voila! Frozen lunch, ready to go!

Simply take one out in the morning, rip the bag off while frozen, stuff it into a Tupperware container and take it to work. At lunch, stuff it in the microwave and instant hot lunch for less than a dollar. If work had a fridge I would be tempted to stuff them all in there, so as to always have lunch at work.

The weather has been unseasonably warm and I have yet to have a night were it dips below zero . . . well, enough to cause me concern. I know that the cold weather is coming, but I will just enjoy this warmth while it lasts. 

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