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Day 294: Leftovers & NYE prep

We had meatloaf sandwiches for lunch, they were even better than they were yesterday!

For dinner I heated up the pork (cut into strips) and the potatoes/cauliflower from Tuesday in a skillet. Not the most thrilling but pretty good!

During the day I made a cake, dip and hard boiled eggs for NYE.

I finished a few short books and Matt worked on the NYE play list. We watched a little of the old Perry Mason which neither of us had seen before. We have a free month of CBS so why not.

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Day 292: Stew part two

For lunch I had some frozen shrimp and Matt had noodles and cottage cheese. I was going to heat up a small marinated pork loin I had taken out of the fridge and slice that up for sandwiches but it was still partially frozen.

For dinner we had leftover stew and added a packet of parboiled farro to it to bulk it up a bit. It was tasty but next time I want to make a stew with potatoes! They are my favorite part and Matt left them out. I had pictured us eating it over mashed potatoes but he had made biscuits instead. It was good to use up the farro though, it had been a special at Aldi that I hadn’t had before so I had been wondering if they were any good. I normally get the them at Target but this was just as good. It’s a really easy way to add grains to soup.

Mitzi is really maturing! She understands cuddling and isn’t trying to nibble on my fingers much. The girls both loved the llamas I bought them for Christmas.

My loom from an Etsy store still hasn’t arrived. It was supposed to be here almost 20 days ago. I actually ordered a second smaller one from Blick last week and I’m hoping that will arrive soon since it shipped via FedEx and I paid $3 extra for home delivery. I’m starting to lose momentum! I bought the online class and watched it weeks ago now. Hopefully I really will like weaving! Winter is so boring I thought it would be nice to do especially around the holidays but I think it will be January before either show up!

We worked on our NYE menu and watched some of La Forêt on Netflix which has one of the actors from the Agatha Christie show in it. I wonder if he is from Northern France because both shows take place there. Or lives there now.!

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Day 291: Suanla Chaoshou

For lunch we had some frozen ravioli with leftover (homemade) pizza sauce.

For dinner we made pork wontons with a chile oil sauce with black vinegar. It was amazing and it’s great to have all those ingredients on hand.

We defrosted a few foods for later in the week then it’s pantry ingredients for the end of the world marathon.

I haven’t grocery shopped in almost three weeks so I’m going to try to use up some of what we’ve been freezing rather than go to the store. Our freezer is really packed!

We finished Les Petits Meurtres d’Agatha Christie. The musical episode was really cute! I’ll miss this cast when they move on to the ‘70s.

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Day 284: Steak & Fried Rice

For brunch Matt made fried rice with lots of egg and ham. We have a lot of leftover ham to go through!

We decorated cookies in the afternoon then he made strip steak, mashed potatoes (using the ricer, his new thing), mushrooms and exciting wedge salads with homemade buttermilk blue cheese dressing for dinner.

We watched some of His Dark Materials on HBO Max.

I’m still waiting for my loom to show up! Mail is so backed up everywhere I can’t complain but it hasn’t moved in over a week.

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Day 279: Noodles & Sandwiches

For lunch we had the last of the leftover pork and some spinach in mi goreng.

For dinner I made a bagged salad and sandwiches with the leftover homemade chicken tenders, blue cheese, lettuce, cherry tomatoes and red onion on the leftover mini sub rolls I bought like 6 weeks ago. Go preservatives! Matt had a zoom holiday party for work so I didn’t want to make anything I had to time.

We caught up on some more The Crown on Netflix.

My loom still isn’t here! Estimated delivery was Saturday. However the candles for Hanukkah my in-laws sent on Saturday arrived today. Both from New York City! Also waiting for my Pearl River order to ship, they had a question about a substitution last week(?) and it doesn’t look like it shipped out. Part of our Macy’s order is missing too. One was an estimated delivery of the 8th and its candy. Fingers crossed things keep arriving. It’s not hurry for anything but I always worry things will get damaged.

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Day 276: Gravlax & Coleslaw

For lunch we had gravlax with Norwegian flatbreads, cream cheese, capers, hard boiled eggs and red onion. I think the flatbreads are a seasonal cracker at Aldi and were great. Very crisp.

For dinner we made country style pork ribs in the slow cooker and shredded them for sandwiches on the leftover rolls from burgers. Matt made baked potatoes and coleslaw with leftover radishes, cabbage and red onion.

We watched the rest of The Wilds. We also made cornflake wreaths with coconut added.

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Day 271: Norwegian Plukkfisk & Kimbap

It was quite and international day here! For lunch I made our main meal, Norwegian Plukkfisk (Patreon recipe) which was really cozy! Maximum hygge for the one of the coldest days this fall.

Then for dinner Matt made kimbap with burdock root, pickled radish, cucumber, carrot and leftover ham. So good!! It was one of those boneless whole hams so it was the perfect thickness and we could cut long strips out of it. I hope Aldi has more when I go there Wednesday. The burdock and radish have lasted forever in the fridge. Kimbap is such a great light meal. Matt also bought 100 sheets of gim back in the spring so it is good to work on that.

I ordered a loom and a ebook with videos today. I really don’t feel like sewing (I really feel like we have some electricity issues I want to have checked out. We are running a lot with Matt working from home now) and embroidery is okay but slow going and I really don’t feel like my contacts prescription is quite sharp enough. I think I at 20/25 and I’m finding myself getting tired doing fine work like that. Anyway, I ordered a frame loom and thought I’d make some free form tapestry type things. Why not?

We watched some Miss Sherlock on HBO Max. I like the food scenes. Lots of eating even when it isn’t part of the plot.

We normally do a movie and food themed marathon each year for New Years Eve. I think we are going to do end of the world/apocalypse and make rationing food. I think it will work because I don’t know if I’ll be shopping for food then like I normally go.