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Day 386: Take out (!)

For lunch I made a big tuna and bean salad. Matt didn’t feel well so he had a can of soup.

Then our power went out! It was out most of the day! We were very close to driving some of the contents of the refrigerator to someone’s house to store them for us (the car was packed!) but just as Matt was pulling out of the drive way the lights came back on.

Matt ended up getting take out because we didn’t want to keep fussing and opening the fridge and it was getting late. We got Chinese food and it was so salty! Was it always so salty? Did we not notice? This was the first real take out beyond grocery store sandwiches twice.

We watched Top Gun (Netflix dvd). Neither of us had seen it before! I wasn’t expecting so much actual flying! There wasn’t much too it, I’m surprised it was such a hit. There was no real plot. A movie framed around Goose and Meg Ryan would have been cute; they were the only two characters with backstories or personalities.

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Day 385: Pesto

I had a corned beef scramble with the tiny bit of beef that was leftover for lunch.

For dinner the plan was ravioli with mushrooms but Matt didn’t feel well and the ravioli was moldy?! I guess the package got punctuated or something? So I tossed some regular pasta with jarred pesto, broccoli and mushrooms.

I’m teaching myself a new technique for weaving and we watched more Briarpatch. I’m not surprised it was was canceled! It’s oddly flat.

I had a last minute Whole Foods order delivered with some bland food for Matt for tomorrow and some veggies.

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Day 384: Corned Beef Sandwiches

For lunch I had leftover anchovy braised potatoes and a fried egg.

I made a corned beef in the slow cooker so we had sandwiches for dinner. Low energy, low effort day but tasty!

We started watching Briarpatch on Peacock but we aren’t loving it the way we expected. I’m also listening to The Missionary podcast and it’s not very good. Most of their witnesses were unlicensed nurses and missionaries like the woman who is the villain of the piece. Some of the accusations are straight out of the Satanic panic and the hosts don’t seem to be critical thinkers.

Finished up a wall hanging!

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Day 383: Hominy, Grilled Cheese & Lamb

For breakfast we had hominy and breakfast sausages. It has to be brown and serve for this! An old school Baltimore favorite.

Then very late we had grilled cheese and pickles. The bread was a loaf from Costco that was already a little stale but fine for grilled cheese! We used cheddar and gruyere.

For dinner I made an anchovy fennel potato dish and we heated up the leftover lamb. Good and simple!

I had a bit of a headache but did finish some weaving while watching Great British Menu.

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Day 382: Lobster Salad

Today we went to pick up a Hoosier cabinet I found on Facebook outside of the city. It was weird talking to a stranger! It was a very peppy retired man who told me he was vaccinated. The new small talk! Unfortunately the whole thing didn’t fit in my car (or half in Matt’s like we hoped) so we had to go back. It looks cute in place!

For lunch we made lobster salad with the leftover lobster tails. So fancy! I got them at Costco so it was a big pack of them so it made a lot of salad.

Then for dinner we went in the opposite direction and had leftover rotisserie chicken and mushrooms over mi goreng. High-low.

We watched a movie about the 1970 Miss World completion which wasn’t bad (Misbehavior, Netflix DVD) but a little flat.

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Day 381: Chicken!

For lunch I made myself a sandwich with leftover crab cake. Matt wasn’t feeling great (we need to stop eating romaine!) so he had some canned chicken noodle soup.

For dinner he had some chicken over rice and I had some chicken and mushrooms with some dry instant noodles.

We watched the new Zappa documentary and it was okay but really glossed over a lot. I know there has been a lot of contention over his trust so I wonder if that had something to do with it.

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Day 380: Lobster and Lamb

Another anniversary at home! This time I was able to pick up some fun food to have.

My dad picked me up some crab meat at a store local to him so I made crab cakes for our lunch.

For dinner Matt made chopped salads with homemade blue cheese dressing, a rack of lamb and lobster tails. So good! Lots of leftovers too since everything was Costco sized.

We watched Libeled Lady and Philadelphia Story on HBO Max. I actually don’t think either of us had seen Philadelphia Story before! Which seems odd because we’ve watched a lot of old movies and it’s very famous.

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Day 379: Ribs & Rice

I had to go to my dad’s to drop off the candy we picked up for him and my brother for Easter and check on things around his house. My dad also picked up some crabmeat for me at the store that was on sale He’s near Costco (we aren’t) so I packed a cooler and went. Costco is always a little stressful! But I did find some It’s Its bars which I am excited about. I read about them years ago and they are just now being sold outside of California. I also got lamb and lobster tails for our anniversary tomorrow. I realize I got a rack of lamb for dinner, a lamb roast for Easter and we ordered lamb from Zahav to be delivered in early April. That’s a lot of lamb! Oh well! It can be really difficult to find here outside of early spring.

For lunch I picked up a sandwich/salad combo at Costco and Matt had some rotisserie chicken.

For dinner we had leftover beef ribs I sautéd with zucchini served over rice.

We started this new show from Luxembourg on Netflix that was pretty good. I really felt like the day got away from me! My dad doesn’t live that close and Costco took forever. It was also pouring down rain so I got soaked while loading up the car. Not fun.

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Day 378: Pot Roast over Egg Noodles

For lunch I had some oil packed tuna with capers and leftover olive bread.

Our pughuahua didn’t feel well so I had to run to the store to get some chicken breast for her meals so I picked up some other groceries we were short on. Stores still don’t seem quite right and they don’t seem to carry my favorite sherbet any more!

For dinner I heated up our leftover pot roast and served it over egg noodles, finished off the cauliflower kugel too.

Watched the latest episode of Meurtres à… it wasn’t the best one! My French is really improving though!

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Day 377: Ravioli and Rapnini

For lunch I had frozen shrimp and Matt had noodles and cottage cheese. Trying to save our leftovers for dinner.

For dinner I made sautéd rapini and mushrooms over (refrigerated from Aldi) sausage ravioli. The ravioli was pretty good! Sautéing veggies to serve on the ravioli was a real revelation to me a couple years ago. I hated making sauce and a side for something that was supposed to be quick. Now I just sauté whatever we have (sometimes I add a dollop of pesto if we have it) while the water boils.

We watched an odd movie called Beast yesterday. Very creepy and the leads were excellent.