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Day 403: “Corn Dogs” & Kimbap

For lunch we made these crazy potato wrapped fish sausage “corn dogs” we got at H Mart. They were pretty tasty but I felt like they needed a sauce. We also made some frozen dumplings.

There is a restaurant outside of the city that sells these fresh and I really want to try them if they are still open.

For dinner Matt made spam kimbap. I missed having burdock so much! It is so much better with it.

We watched The Talented Mister Ripley which Matt hadn’t seen before. We just saw Purple Noon which was based on the same book. We wanted to try watching Naan which is a Tamil-language adaptation of the American movie and the book but it wouldn’t stream correctly on Amazon. That is the worse streaming app!

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Day 402: Jjapaguri & Crab Cake Sandwiches

For lunch I made what I call Parasite noodles after the movie but are really called jjapaghuri with leftover brisket from earlier in the week. So good! I threw some shredded cabbage in too.

For dinner we had crab cake sandwiches with homemade tarter sauce. I also had some cherry tomatoes, the end of some buttermilk blue cheese crumbled up and cucumbers.

In the morning I went to my dad’s and dropped off some of our groceries, there is a planned power outage on our block tomorrow and I was worried that it might go on too long for our meat and more perishable items might go bad.

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Day 397: More Lamb & Tamago Sando

For lunch we made Japanese egg salad sandwiches on the milk bread we got from the bakery and the kewpie mayo we bought at H Mart. Very easy and fun! The middle egg is slightly over cooked but it was tasty!

For dinner I had the last of the Zahav meal and Matt had hot dogs on milk bread with sauerkraut lol Trying to clear out the fridge!

Tomorrow my dad gets his shot, I get mine Tuesday and Matt gets his Wednesday so I am trying to keep meals extra easy this week. I hope we don’t all get a reaction!

We watched the Great British Menu. The WWII banquet was really cute. Another show where the contestants cry a lot. So much for the British having a stiff upper lip!

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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 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 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.

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Day 386: Take out (!)

For lunch I made a big tuna and bean salad. Matt didn’t feel well so he had a can of soup.

Then our power went out! It was out most of the day! We were very close to driving some of the contents of the refrigerator to someone’s house to store them for us (the car was packed!) but just as Matt was pulling out of the drive way the lights came back on.

Matt ended up getting take out because we didn’t want to keep fussing and opening the fridge and it was getting late. We got Chinese food and it was so salty! Was it always so salty? Did we not notice? This was the first real take out beyond grocery store sandwiches twice.

We watched Top Gun (Netflix dvd). Neither of us had seen it before! I wasn’t expecting so much actual flying! There wasn’t much too it, I’m surprised it was such a hit. There was no real plot. A movie framed around Goose and Meg Ryan would have been cute; they were the only two characters with backstories or personalities.