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Zucchini Muffins, Leftovers & Beef, Mushroom, and Barley Soup (day 35 recap, 4/16/20)

For lunch, I sauteed a small bunch of collards with the chicken sambal oelek leftovers and tossed it with some mi goreng again. The collards were from last week’s produce box and while tasty, the bunch was tiny and not really enough to do much with. It was a perfect way to bulk up lunch a bit and add some veggies.

Matt loves zucchini muffins and has been enjoying having muffins for breakfast (and it cuts down on the bread he’s toasting) so I made a batch. I posted the recipe here.

I got up earlyish and put up some beef, mushroom and barley soup up in the slow cooker. It takes longer than some slow cooker soups because you want the barley really well cooked and soft. It was so good! It was only in the 40s today so a cozy bowl of soup was perfect. I posted the recipe here. It uses a lot of long-last root vegetables!

Non-food related activities:

We watched Dans la maison. Not my favorite François Ozon movie. I kept hoping for a musical number, it was almost there in one scene.

We were talking about what it is going to be like when things get back to “normal”. I’m honestly not convinced it will sooner than about 12-18 months. I’m hoping things will open up at least enough that I can go see my mom. I know she really misses me and June will be the one year anniversary of diagnosis of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and while right now there is no sign of tumor growth (or any existing tumor) but that isn’t going to last.

I’d also really like some good chocolate and baked goods I don’t have to make myself.

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