daily recap · repurposing leftovers · what we ate

Day 220: Breakfast Sausage & Stuffed Squash

For breakfast we finished off the Trader Joe’s crumpets and Matt made fried eggs and homemade pork breakfast sausage.

For dinner we had these Aldi whole breaded chicken breasts on brioche rolls with pickles for a faux, non-homophobic Chick-fil-A style sandwich. Matt also stuffed delicata squash with leftover lime rice, cannoli beans and baby arugula.

I did work on the estate. We watched the last of Made in Heaven on Prime. Matt cleaned the stove after a butter mishap.

daily recap · repurposing leftovers · what we ate

Day 219: leftovers, leftovers

Boring food day! We had mi goreng with leftover pork patties, leftover watercress and fried eggs for lunch then quesadillas with leftover cheddar, shredded pork and refried beans.

We also finished Sanditon. I wonder if they are going to have another season? They left it sort of open ended.

I switched one of my sites over to Bluehost, hopefully successfully.

My car now has handles on all four doors and the garage charged me a quarter what Toyota wanted.

daily recap · repurposing leftovers · what we ate

Day 214: Crumpets & Cottage Pie

For lunch we had crumpets (from Trader Joe’s) and lox scrambled eggs.

For dinner Matt made cottage pie out of the leftover mashed potatoes, leftover mushrooms/greens and Korean inspired ribs from last week and some extra bok choy.

We really made the most of a lot of leftovers today! I am trying to make it another week without a huge shop. We bought a lot at Trader Joe’s/H Mart this week but it was really a lot of sauces and ingredients to make meals with, not the main ingredients. We had a small Amazon fresh delivery with some ingredients I couldn’t find elsewhere for a project and milk today.

We watched How to Build a Girl on Netflix DVD and some more of the Agatha Christie French show on Mhz.

daily recap · repurposing leftovers · what we ate

Day 212: Ravioli

I bought a cutting board by a local artist and picked it up from the shop today. Its attached to a local coffee shop that is only open for take out. Everyone’s purchases were just sitting on tables when you walked in but the place was empty.

Matt had noodles and cottage cheese for lunch and he made me chapagetti with some of the leftover beef and mushrooms.

For dinner we had mushroom truffle ravioli from Lidl with oyster mushrooms and watercress.

Still working on the new Tana French.

GBBO night! And Bly Manor of course! Spooky!

daily recap · repurposing leftovers · what we ate

Day 210: Kimbap & Kimchi Fried Rice

For lunch we made tuna kimbap (recipe soon on my tinned fish Patreon

For dinner we had some banchan and a pancake assortment we bought at H mart and Matt made kimchi fried rice with the leftover turkey. Somehow that turkey was still sweet even after cooking it with a ton of kimchi!! We also finished off the leftover pizza as a snack.

We played Fox in the Forest and Hive.

We started Made in Heaven on Prime. A lot of it is in English which was surprising. I recognized one of the actresses from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.

daily recap · repurposing leftovers · what we ate

Day 208: Noodles & Leftovers

For lunch I had leftover ribs with the Taiwanese noodles and some watercress.

For dinner I heated up leftover eggplant and added chile crisp, added some more cheese to the leftover cauliflower potato bake and had a marinated turkey breast from Lidl. Everything was good but the turkey which was weirdly sweet.

We caught up on a few shows and a new one Flesh and Blood on PBS.

daily recap · repurposing leftovers · what we ate

Day 207: Home Fries & Pizza

For lunch I made hot dog home fries and Matt had his leftover hot dogs on buns.

For dinner Matt made pizza with kalamata olives, dandelion greens, red onion, turkey pepperoni and ricotta. It was so good! And used up some things we had in the fridge.

We watched more The Split on Sundance and started Deutschland 86. We watched 83 so long ago it’s a bit of a blur now. I hear 89 is coming out soon which should be fun.

More hammock time! I think I actually got a little sunburnt, my skin feels warm.

I think my dad is trying to give me a break since Matt’s on vacation, I think this is the first day I haven’t talked to him in almost two months. It’s also been one month since my mom died so I thought he might want some alone time.

daily recap · repurposing leftovers · what we ate

Day 204: Burger Night!

For lunch I had leftover pork chop and greens/radish tossed with those Taiwanese noodles from Costco. The pork chop was pretty small so it made for a good lunch portion.

For dinner I roasted zucchini and made burgers on giant English muffins. It’s been a minute since we’ve had actual beef burgers. Ground beef is still a little tricky to find if you want a leaner mix.

Matt took the dogs for a late(ish) walk and Mitzi came back and put herself to bed upstairs. I guess she was tired! She snooted the baby gate open and everything.

We watched the latest episode of Fargo on Hulu.

The monstra I bought last month has a new leaf!

daily recap · repurposing leftovers · what we ate

Day 199: Dumplings and Noodles

For lunch we finished off the leftover chicken in some mi goreng with a fried egg and green onion.

For dinner Matt made some shrimp dumplings— both boiled and fried wonton style—-with shrimp, spinach and green onion filling. Very good! He also made miso steelhead trout.

We watched Clue and Seberg on Prime but neither was great. I had seen Clue many years ago but what a mess. They kept saying funny stuff but not really nailing the delivery. Seberg was just flat. We didn’t really see any emotions about anything that happened.

I finished the 193rd book I’ve read this year. The Pratt suddenly ordered 4 books I had recommended years ago so I got a lot of books in at once.