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Day 358: Ham Chowder

Big trip to Aldi today!! I wrote about it here. It was weird being around so many people. I hadn’t shopped in person since 12/9/20. Now all the St Patrick’s Day goodies were out. Our fridge is so full.

Doing these mega shops is time consuming and a little exhausting so I put up some ham chowder in the slow cooker before I left. I picked up a take and bake pizza so we had that for lunch then had the soup for dinner.

We tried the 1989 Bloodhounds on Broadway (Netflix dvd) and it was awful! We watched a little more of the French mysteries too. I really don’t think they are a series in France the way they are here. They all have different titles. Maybe it’s a “Monday night movie” type thing like we had decades ago.

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Day 355: Ham Kimbap

Matt bought literally 100 sheets of gim earlier in the year and we are still slowly going through the first pack lol Lots of kimbap here.

We had ordered a ham a couple of weeks ago so we are going to try to eat that and free up space in the fridge if I want to go shopping Wednesday.

For lunch we had scrambled eggs, homemade biscuits and ham. Dinner with homemade fast “kimchi” and ham kimbap. So much ham!! I figure it all evens out eventually.

More French mysteries and I finished on weaving and started a small one to practice a new way to start. I got my new big loom but he forgot to include the pick up stick so I’m waiting on that before I start something big!

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Day 347: Sesame Tofu with Broccoli

For lunch Matt made grilled cheese with leftover chicken, dill relish and red onion. I had the last few bites of chicken and biscuits for a snack (Matt eats breakfast, often Scottish oatmeal so he isn’t as hungry at lunch time as I am!)

For dinner Matt made sesame tofu with broccoli. It was sort of based on this recipe but made in a way that made more sense and was much more flavorful. It was very ugly but tasty!

We realized we are very low on rice! I just bought 15 lbs of sushi rice in early October and it’s almost all gone. We are very low on Jasmine and basmati too. I need to find a place that delivers because the store we normally go to for rice is closed.

We finished Kielergata. I really hope there is a new season! I predicted the ending but it was still great and the perfect opener to season two.

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Day 345: Chicken & Dumplings

For lunch I had the leftover roasted vegetables from roasting the chicken earlier in the week leftover noodles and topped it with a fried egg. I smacked it in the eye.

Matt got off work on time so he made chicken and dumplings with leftover chicken and some buttermilk that was getting old. It was so good! We also finished off our fancy cheese.

We watched some more Kielergata and I warped my loom but I suddenly got a migraine and went to bed. I used to get migraines when I was a child but they stopped after college mostly until Thanksgiving 2019. I’m starting to track them and hope food isn’t a trigger. It wasn’t before but who knows.

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Day 344: Haluski & Kielbasa

We watched Kielergata on Mhz. It was really good! I also watched some Here on Now during the day when I weaved and I can see why it wasn’t renewed. Kielergata was a lot of fun though .

We had some beef leftover from the sandwiches we had for dinner earlier in the week so Matt had it on the last of the rolls and I had it over chapagetti. I realized I don’t love chapagetti. I liked the jajangmyeon noodles we had earlier in the year but chapagetti is a little blah unless you make chapaguri.

For dinner I made use haluski with a very old cabbage (I really think I bought it in October!) that was still perfectly good. Not even wilted a tiny bit! We have a enclosed porch where I stick the harder vegetables so they don’t take up space in the fridge and it works great. We aren’t having guests over anyway! We had some kielbasa from a Whole Foods order so I sautéd that on the side and added it in.

I finished another weaving!

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Day 342: “Steak” Sandwiches

For lunch I had some leftover pork chop over mi goreng. It was actually tastier than it was the the first time! Matt had some chickarina.

For dinner I made sandwiches with cube steak. I had frozen it a long time ago (maybe with chicken fried steak in mind?). We did make chicken fried steak earlier in the pandemic and that was enough. We used to eat it pan fried as a kid but it’s not something we normally eat. Anyway, I cut it against the grain and cooked with smoked paprika, Worcestershire sauce and garlic herb seasoning then put it in mini sub Hawaiian rolls with shredded Gouda. Not too shabby! One the side, I heated up broccoli with the leftover mashed potatoes.

Still working on the same weaving. We watched the Bay finale and tried an old movie on DVD but it was not good.

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Day 323: Gumbo

For lunch I had more minestrone! Boy did that make a lot. It was good but three days in a row is a lot.

For dinner Matt made gumbo with a mix from A Cajun Life. They had sent me some items to try a long time ago and we came across a few boxes in the pantry. I was skeptical of a gumbo mix but it was tasty! It really had some depth of flavor. He used up the chicken leftover from yesterday in it.

I bought a yarn winder and swift and have been rolling years worth of yarn while we watched The Repair Shop on Netflix. I feel like an old lol. It works remarkably well even though I didn’t buy the top of the line wooden ones. It’s so quick!

I had another migraine so ended up going to bed early but did teach myself a new technique on the loom!

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Day 310: Chicken Sandwiches

I had the leftover sloppy joes over mi goreng, which was an interesting choice, for lunch. Matt just had it on a roll.

For dinner we had rotisserie chicken sandwiches and wedge salads. The Costco delivery was successful. I hadn’t realized it was via Instacart and I don’t love them as a business. I did tip very well. The chicken actually arrived hot which I honestly didn’t expect because we do live at least 20 minutes from Costco. It was nice to get fresh bread too. They didn’t have the ham I hoped for which was disappointing but okay.

We finally started Ted Lasso (Apple Plus) and it is funny if very earnest.

Listened to Let’s Talk about Sects and did some weaving. My yarn was scheduled for today but no sign of UPS.

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Day 303: Noodles

For lunch we had leftover hot dogs and I had leftover rutabaga and potato mash and Matt had tortilla chips on the side.

For dinner we had mi goreng with leftover roasted chicken and sautéd zucchini.

I finished my second weaving! They are about 9 inches by 12 inches so not huge. This one had so many knots because I created a shag effect.

I made another POMPOM with the scraps and Mitzi tore it up! I had a little leftover so I made a second one. I have the idea to make one per wall hanging.

I placed a big yarn order from a shop in MA. They had a lot of good deals. The local shops here mostly cater to knitting and sell their hand dyed yarn in quantities that aren’t really practical to me.

Dickinson is back on Apple! We watched than then finished off the Pottery.

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Day 301: Chicken Noodle Soup

Trump supporters stormed the Capital building today. I’m not surprised at all. Horrible horrible people.

For lunch I made homemade chicken noodle soup with Lipton-packet style skinny egg noodles, leftover chicken, the stock we made yesterday, carrots, celery and parsnip. It really only took about half an hour and was really good!

I started a new weave.

Dinner was weird because Matt’s work was supposed to call in food for him to pick up for his meal as part of a work thing but when he called the restaurant, they didn’t know what he was talking about so we made and ate hot dogs. Then they called and said it was ready.

Anyway, it was from a place we used to get Italian food and a sandwiches a lot pre pandemic so he did a distanced pick up of a lasagna and salad. We had the salad today and then just refrigerated the lasagna for lunch tomorrow. It was a nice gesture of his work (a boss is leaving and normally they’d have a party) but awkward because pretty much no place delivers to our part of the city so he had to coordinate a place for pick up and then they placed the order. We haven’t done any real takeout since early March so it was weird! Food we didn’t make ourselves!

Zooey’s Playlist (Hulu) is back so we watched that and some more Pottery Throwdown (HBO Max) and I worked on my new project.

I think podcasts might be better since I have to look at it so much. I listened to all of Nice White Parents in two days. I need something new with a lot of episodes!