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Day 396: Mortadella

For lunch we had mortadella sandwiches made with meat Matt picked up Thursday.

For dinner we both had leftover lamb and three new side dishes from the Zahav kit. Goodies from the Korean bakery we went to yesterday. It was a very international day of food!

Matt did our taxes! Looks like we are getting a refund, thankfully!

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Day 395: Fried Fish & Pickled Turnip

An actual outing! The conservatory had their annual spring flower show with limited timed entry so we went to that and then went to H Mart. The flowers were pretty! It’s been so long since we’ve been on that part of town!

H Mart is way in the county but well west of us so it was actually a little quicker to get there from the conservatory than from our house.

We had been trying to clear space in the freezer so we could buy dumplings. We bought like 6 bags! It’s been a long time since we’ve had dumplings and it’s such an easy snack or meal. We also bought these wild looking “corn dogs” with fish sausage to try.

For lunch we picked up sushi from the sushi stand in the store. It was pretty good! I miss sushi!

Then for dinner Mart fried up some flounder we had in the freezer and served it with some pickled radish from the prepared section of H Mart. So good!

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Day 394: Zahav delivery!

Matt has a lot of vacation days so took some this week to make a long weekend.

He ran out to get some food at the local Italian market and picked up sandwiches there for lunch.

For dinner we had arranged for a fancy (and $$) meal kit from Zahav in Philadelphia for a belated anniversary/vacation treat. It was their whole lamb dinner with sides and dessert that we had in person a few years ago. Unfortunately they subbed in a dessert we didn’t want and wouldn’t have ordered had we known and some of the sides were short but it was delicious. The lamb reheated nicely, we even managed tahdig with the rice! It we have plenty left for at least one more meal. Maybe two more! We only opened 3 of the sides so we have more to explore.

We watched The Debut and Marty on Netflix DVD. We had never seen Marty. It always reminds me of the quiz show scandal whistleblower who loved Marty and was forced to give the wrong answer of On the Waterfront. The Debut was as fun as I remembered and reminded me of the grad parties I went to back then. The food looked so good. I can’t wait to go back to our fave Filipino restaurant one day.

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Day 393: Tahini Cod

For lunch we just had canned soup. And a popcorn snack.

Nice weather today! Got out in the hammock and read.

For dinner I made siniyet samak bil tahineh over yellow squash and it was okay but I didn’t love the frozen cod I used. The texture wasn’t the best. I think I might stick with frozen tuna, maybe flounder and scallops and shrimp in the future.

I was excited to get the cod out of the freezer because Matt’s off the next few days and we want to go across town to H Mart and I want to actually have room for dumplings.

I gave up on the Missionary podcast. They really worked hard to dismiss anything that didn’t fit their narrative. I just couldn’t bring myself to listen to that last episode.

Matt dropped off some bread pudding I made yesterday to a friend and got to hang out with him on the porch for a while.

We watched the latest a Meurtres à… on Mhz and it was very made for TV romance-y. I can’t figure out that series at all, some of them are very different in production and tone and have names that don’t follow the format.

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Day 391: Rockfish

For lunch I had the rest of the lamb and some leftover eggplant. Matt had some soup.

For dinner I made some (previously frozen) rockfish. I really want to clear out our freezer! I really stocked it up in case of illness or high rates but now we are waiting for our second shots and we want to go to H Mart so might as well use it up. Rockfish wasn’t my favorite of the frozen fish. It was okay but I’m not sure if I’m going to get it again. Fresh and local rockfish has spoiled me. We had leftover lemon potatoes and kolokithokeftedes on the side.

Finished a tiny weaving mostly to get it off the loom.

We watched Brokenwood and the last Bloodland on Acorn.

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Day 390: Easter (lamb & pandowdy)

For our big meal of the day we made pita sandwiches with leftover lamb, eggplant dip, and kolokithokeftedes. So good!

I made a strawberry pandowdy for dessert, we had candy from Rheb’s and some frozen Reuben bites from Aldi for snacks around dinner time. We were still so full from lunch!

We watched the Charlie Brown Easter special and the Charlie Brown special where he goes to France and England (on a hover boat which apparently was a real thing) which was very cute.

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Day 389: Lamb & Lemon Potatoes

I bought a leg of lamb at Costco so we went ahead and made that, Swiss chard and lemon potatoes for dinner.

So much lemon and mint!

For lunch we had the last of our Russ and Daughter’s bagels and lox from Costco.

We also made a sweet bread with candied oranges that was really good! Holiday weekend success!

We watched some Murdoch Mysteries. They are really packing in the old characters and storylines early in the season. I think they filmed during Covid maybe they wanted to get it all in just there were more delays?

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Day 388: Veal Parm

Matt was off because his office was closed and did a tiny shop for milk and some basics he forgot to put on the list.

For lunch I had noodles with frozen mixed seafood and cabbage.

For dinner we had garlic bread (from Whole Foods) and Matt made veal parm using frozen (raw) breaded veal cutlets from Aldi, homemade sauce and a side of spaghetti.

We watched more Pottery. So wholesome. It was a really good group this season!

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Day 387: Ramen & Salad

For lunch I had leftover tuna/bean salad and Matt had some canned soup.

He doesn’t feel great so he had chicken and rice for dinner and I made myself some fancy ramen with frozen mixed CB seafood and shredded cabbage. And some popcorn.

Great Pottery Throwdown is back! We started that and finished Purple Noon which was sort of slow. It sounds like a mash up of Under a Cherry Moon and Purple Rain but sadly was not.