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Day 320: Spaghetti Squash Orzo

For lunch I made orzo with spaghetti squash, olives, halloumi and a bunch of other tasty bits. Then for dinner Matt had some shrimp with rice and mushrooms and I had some shrimp with cocktail sauce and some leftover egg rolls.

We watched All Creatures Great and Small. It’s not relaxing if they have to euthanize a horse! Watched a little more of the glass blowing.

I finished up a weaving and my yarn order finally arrived. It was missing some yarn. Not ordering from there again.

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Day 318: Egg Rolls

For lunch we had noodles and fried eggs s For a big snack we made egg rolls for a contest I want to enter.

And Matt made clotted cream in the instant pot.

For dinner we some Aldi “Red Bag” chicken filets in naan, leftover butternut squash and another egg roll.

We watched the glassblowing show on Netflix and it is a pale comparison to GBBO and the pottery show.

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Day 315: Inauguration

For lunch I had the leftover mashed turnip/potatoes from over the weekend and few bites of leftover pork and red beans and rice. Matt had the rest of the pork and read beans and rice.

For dinner we had bread/cheese/mushroom pate and the rest of the frozen spinach apps we had. And what is supposed to be a sunburst tangerine from the tangerine crate I ordered but I think is a honeybell tangelo.

We watched The Bay on Britbox. I doubled back and started the Tanya Harding episodes of You’re Wrong About.

Finally Trump is out of the White House!

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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 302: Lasagna & Soup

We split the serving of lasagna from yesterday’s weird pick up dinner for lunch. Matt added a little extra noodles to the sauce. I had the leftover stuffing as a snack.

For dinner Matt made buttermilk biscuits and we had the leftover barley soup.

I made a Whole Foods order, I broke a kitchen tool they sell so I ordered that and some produce (potatoes!) and fancy English muffins for breakfast over the weekend.

More weaving! You can tell I have liked the same colors for a long time because my old yarn odds and ends (some have to be 15 years old!) and some new yarn/fiber I ordered are all very similar and easy to coordinate.

This is yarn all bought at random at at least four separate locations!

I listened to Death in Ice Valley today. We watched some of the Pottery Throwdown. I’m reading the book The Flight Attendant was based on. The author seems like he really writes a lot very unrelated books. So far it’s pretty close to the show except some superficial details.

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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 290: Stew

For lunch I had leftover risotto and Matt had some A-Sha Tainan style ramen noodles with watercress.

Matt made stew in the slow cooker with beef, turnips, and carrots and made buttermilk biscuits.

We used the biscuit cozy I made years ago!

Watched more French tv (almost at the end of the series!) and I finished the book The Undoing was based on.