I bought a corned beef back in March I think that was sell by May 11th and has been in our fridge all that time! It’s still perfectly good so I popped it in the slow cooker and we had it with salad and some German sourdough rye I bought at Lidl and some pastéis de nata for dessert. The Lidl version aren’t as great as the one we had in Belem where they were invented but they are pretty good! That’s something that I enjoy but wouldn’t want to make myself unless we were having a party with people I know would love them.
We watched a little Suburban Shootout which we had seen years ago (Ruth Wilson, Tom Ellis and Tom Hiddleston look like babies in it!) and After Hours which just got on my nerves. Netflix DVD really is great for things that aren’t streaming anywhere.
I also finished a present for a friend and mailed it off at the Wockenfuss candy story USPS spot. And bought some candy! That’s how they get you!
I taught myself punch needle today and started a piece.
I keep getting headaches. The stress and construction noise in the neighborhood is getting to me.
Matt made rice yesterday so he could make garlic fried rice for longsilog today! The sausages got a little brown but they were fine! I think the sweetness in them caramelizes quickly. The sausages defrosted nicely too.
Then we made tacos for dinner. It feels like it’s been a long time since we had tacos but time has no meaning. We used this beef that was labeled as “good for fajitas” but wasn’t sliced?? but was tasty and cooked up quickly.
We watched A Woman’s Face on Netflix DVD. That was an odd one. We also tried Barb and Star Go to… and it was not good. So forced, like they set out to create a cult movie. What a waste and it looked like they filmed it on the set of Jane the Virgin.
For lunch we had some (frozen) dumplings from H Mart. One was more of a large buckwheat wrap? It was all very good.
For dinner we grilled and made bacon chicken burgers and had them with leftover cauliflower salad. We also made some meatballs with the leftover meat (they tend to heat up better than burgers) and grilled some eggplant for a future meal. The eggplant went a little too long but I think it will be okay. Hopefully! They were beautiful eggplants.
We also tried these Cuban sandwich flavored chips. Not bad!
I made a whole weaving on a new small loom I bought on Amazon for like $13. I swear it is the same one I’ve seen people on Etsy selling for $$$. It even came with a heddle bar which was nice. My other small loom didn’t and it’s hard to practice on my bigger looms with it because it takes so much more yarn and time.
We watched Bäckström on Acorn. It is really enjoyable! I don’t know why they aren’t promoting it more. It even has a non-annoying little kid!
Finally made red beans and rice! It’s been on the menu forever but I never got around to making it. I do it in the slow cooker using this recipe (I did sauté the vegetables first because Matt suggested it but I don’t honestly think it made much difference). I ended up with a migraine and Matt is on call so an easy dinner turned out to be a good idea. I used some chicken andouille from the freezer I think was from spring last year! It was fine but I froze some fairly recently so I’m glad I used it up. We have enough leftovers for a whole other meal.
For lunch I had some jajangmyeon from the fancy kind of packet where you get sauce not a mix and shredded some zucchini in it. I should have drained it more but it was still tasty.
For lunch I had some frozen shrimp and Matt had a tuna melt with the leftover tuna on marble rye.
It was hot today! I wanted some hammock time to catch up on my reading but time got away from me and then it was nearly 90. I had a zoom job interview in the afternoon. Of course the dogs had to bark and the office phone had to ring during it.
I prepped tomorrow’s dinner in the afternoon—lots of marinating is needed. I love when I can do meal prep on days when I don’t actually have to make dinner.
We had the leftover pizza for dinner. It was tasty but I think pepperoni and meatballs is too much! The asparagus was good though.
We watched Cruel Summer. I can’t figure out where it is going to go!
We are getting low on produce and milk so I think I might do a grocery run tomorrow. I don’t think I’m going to try to do the mega shops anymore now that I’m fully vaccinated unless something changes.
I had leftover tuna for lunch. I didn’t feel well and Matt had meetings all day and into the evening so we ended up getting Thai food for take out. It was pretty good but it seems weird to pay restaurant prices now!
I thought we had some frozen red bag Aldi chicken but we couldn’t find it. A mystery!
It was nice weather so I got to use the hammock at bit!