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Day 359: Roast Pork

For lunch I had some leftover ham chowder.

For dinner Matt made black beans and rice with zucchini and slow roasted some boneless pork butt pernil style.

A little pork heavy for meals but I’ve found those pork butts don’t keep long after we buy them even if the date’s good.

Trying to help my dad with things is a full time job! Just getting online accounts set up and the vaccine schedule is exhausting.

We watched a good French mystery and went to bed lol

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Day 358: Ham Chowder

Big trip to Aldi today!! I wrote about it here. It was weird being around so many people. I hadn’t shopped in person since 12/9/20. Now all the St Patrick’s Day goodies were out. Our fridge is so full.

Doing these mega shops is time consuming and a little exhausting so I put up some ham chowder in the slow cooker before I left. I picked up a take and bake pizza so we had that for lunch then had the soup for dinner.

We tried the 1989 Bloodhounds on Broadway (Netflix dvd) and it was awful! We watched a little more of the French mysteries too. I really don’t think they are a series in France the way they are here. They all have different titles. Maybe it’s a “Monday night movie” type thing like we had decades ago.

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Day 357: Hot Dogs

Tomorrow I’m going shopping at Aldi so today was clear out the fridge day!

For lunch Matt had leftover spaghetti and meatballs and I had some frozen shrimp.

For dinner, roasted potatoes, tiny butternut squash and hot dogs.

Then we prepped all our veggies in the fridge for soup tomorrow: turnips, rutabaga, a carrot and parsnips. Plus potato and ham.

We watched more murders in France then tried to go to bed early.

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Day 356: Hot Chocolate

Easy food day! Ham sandwiches for lunch then leftover spaghetti and meatballs for dinner.

We have a lot of milk and I overbought marshmallows (peppermint and regular) so Matt made me some hot chocolate to use some up. Lots of marshmallows were used lol

I finished a weaving and really not much else happened! We watched some of the French mystery series. They are a little uneven. Two were bad and we gave up on like 20 minutes in but the other ones this season have been solid. They are sort of like if Midsomer Murder was more serious and took place in French speaking cities.

Excited it is almost spring!

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Day 355: Ham Kimbap

Matt bought literally 100 sheets of gim earlier in the year and we are still slowly going through the first pack lol Lots of kimbap here.

We had ordered a ham a couple of weeks ago so we are going to try to eat that and free up space in the fridge if I want to go shopping Wednesday.

For lunch we had scrambled eggs, homemade biscuits and ham. Dinner with homemade fast “kimchi” and ham kimbap. So much ham!! I figure it all evens out eventually.

More French mysteries and I finished on weaving and started a small one to practice a new way to start. I got my new big loom but he forgot to include the pick up stick so I’m waiting on that before I start something big!

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Day 354: Spaghetti and Meatballs

We are really getting close to a year of staying home and making all of our own meals save I think two sandwiches from the Italian market and H Mart sushi. I had to renew the hosting and website address for this site!

I’m still unable to get my dad in to be vaccinated. Maryland, despite being the richest state in the US is in the bottom five for the vaccine roll out. Hogan is such trash.

My new loom arrived!! It’s adjustable on the sides so I can make it taller (longer?) it’s a lot sturdier than the larger one I have now and the expansion is a great idea. If I really get into large weaves he even makes bigger ones and even ones that stand alone!

For lunch we had leftover sticky rice and fried eggs. Then for dinner we had spaghetti (actually angel hair, Matt had bought like six packs by mistake awhile back) and mini meatballs from the Italian store in homemade sauce. It made a ton so we can have it as a dinner another day too.

I think I will go to the supermarket this week. It will be nice to pick food out in person and spring stuff is on sale already!

One positive of all this is that my least favorite season, winter went by very quickly! It was nice not to have to worry about driving in the snow or being out in the cold. All of the days are a blur but at least it’s almost March.

I signed up for a CSA that is all produce from farms here in Baltimore City! I have to pick it up but it’s pretty close. It starts in May. Hopefully I will be vaccinated by then but I think they just leave it on a table for you so it’s no contact.

We watched some more of the French series Murder in… on Mhz. Each one is a different French speaking city. One was in Reunion Island which was very interesting.

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Day 352: BAGELS

So spoiled today! We made sandwiches with turkey, aged provolone and capicola for lunch.

Then our order from Russ & Daughters arrived! It was $$$ but using gift money helped ease the pain. It has been so long since I’ve had a good bagel. We also got sable, nova, pickled herring and halvah. So good! It came with rugalach but it was oddly burnt. Everything else was perfection though! We froze some bagels and will have more for dinner tomorrow.

We watched Bloodhounds on Broadway (the 1950s version) on DVD.

The days are still going so quickly! The virus positive rate is low so I might return to in person shopping a little. I really missing picking out food and all we have is frozen and like a small ham. We don’t live near many grocery stores here in the city and I’m nervous about getting too much raw meat/seafood delivered. Maryland is doing horribly with the vaccine and Hogan hates Baltimore City so who knows when we might get it. Might as well get out before there is another wave.

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Day 351: Mortadella Sandwiches

We needed some Italian ingredients so Matt went to the local Italian market and got groceries and sandwiches! Sandwiches someone other than us made! We got what they started calling the “Matt special”—mortadella, tomato, olive spread, aged provolone. So good. It’s funny because it was actually my order to begin with but he liked it and we ordered it so much in the before times and he was the one who’d pick them up after he had class that they started calling it after him.

For dinner we had some Italian bread, and leftover wild rice with collard greens topped by fried eggs.

We watched a couple of DVDs from Netflix. Kajillionare and Bill and Ted Face the Music what a combo! I felt like I wasted some hours there. At least they were both short. Miranda July had one movie we liked and then they’ve all been rough since.

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Day 350(!): Sticky Rice with Chinese Sausage and Shrimp

I think I had soup for lunch? I don’t really remember! I remember having some tortilla chips in the afternoon so it couldn’t have been much.

For dinner Matt made steamed sticky rice with Chinese sausage, shrimp, Napa cabbage and dried mushrooms. It was sort of like the filling of the leaf wrapped sticky rice you get at dim sum. We had frozen shrimp and frozen Chinese sausage, Thai sticky rice and half a napa cabbage so it was a really easy meal to pull together with great results. We have great pot with a steamer insert which made perfect rice.

We watched a little of El internado: Las Cumbres on Prime. We had watched some of the original El internado years ago. The setting of this one is crazy and makes me wonder about the Spanish school system! A school with actual dungeons for detention and it’s in a monastery! No thank you!

I finished weaving #11!