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Day 177: Shrimp & Bison Burgers

Today was awful. I went to order new eyeglasses and while I was there my mom’s nurse called and said she wasn’t doing well. I finished up and went home.

I made some frozen shrimp for a quick lunch. Then I called my dad again to say we were coming over and he answered and said my mom had just died.

Of course we rushed over and stayed with him. I made all the arrangements and then we came home. It’s all a bit surreal.

We weren’t sure what to do about dinner but figured it would be about as quick to make something as it would be to figure out a place that was open for take out. Anyway, we came home and Matt made bison burgers, tots and we had a bagged salad.

Then we made brownies. My mom had such a sweet tooth and loved to bake!

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Day 176: Noodles & Fried Chicken

I visited my mom this morning and then came home to make lunch.

I heated up the leftover pork chops, slaw mix and tossed it with some mi goreng (really the best pandemic purchase has been that case of noodles).

For dinner Matt made Maryland style fried chicken with my grandpop’s secret ingredient—a little bit of granulated chicken bouillon sprinkled into the flour—and cornbread and salad. We have so much chicken leftover! I didn’t eat too much of it since we had pork for lunch.

Then we watched The Invisible Man on Netflix DVD and the first bit of a new New Zealand/Canadian show on Acorn.

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Day 175: Salad & Red Beans and Rice

For lunch I had a big salad with lettuce from our produce box, yellow tomatoes, olives, red onions, hard boiled eggs, cucumber and blue cheese.

For dinner Matt made pork chops with red beans and rice. We finished the rice but we have some chops leftover.

We watched Alien on Netflix DVD. It was the 20th anniversary edition! I tweeted about it and Netflix said they had bought it in 1999 and 2003 so it was at least 17 years old. Not bad for a rental dvd!

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Day 174: Tuna Pasta & Chicken Tenders

I had to go to my parents for some paperwork today so I had some tuna pasta salad super early for lunch and Matt had some noodles and cottage cheese.

For dinner Matt made chicken tenders and squash with wild rice. Baked homemade tenders really has been a good discovery this pandemic. I’ve never bothered with them before but they are easy!

We also watched McDonald & Dodds on Britbox and Keanu on Netflix DVD.

I am so exhausted by handling all of my parents stuff.

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Day 173: Pulled Pork & Ravioli

The dogs have been enjoying fake bunk beds today.

For lunch I had leftover pulled pork and succotash salad. Matt didn’t feel well so he had rice and eggs.

I picked up my contacts (they seem okay!) and some masks for my dad.

For dinner I had some frozen ravioli and Matt had noodles and cottage cheese.

I’m exhausted. I had a headache and took a short nap.

We started Counterpoint on Prime

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Day 172: Fish Stick Sandwiches & Barbecue Spaghetti

For lunch we had fish stick sandwiches with homemade tartar sauce and leftover potato salad.

For dinner Matt made barbecue spaghetti. We still have a ton of pulled pork left!

Non-food related activities:

We watched The Last Resort and Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado on Netflix.

Set up some stuff for my mom.

Matt took Lulu for a long walk and Mitzi and I played in the yard.

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Day 168: leftovers & quesadillas

Today I planned leftover red rice and squash for lunch and put up pork for quesadillas in the slow cooker before I went to Aldi for the big grocery shop.

Good thing I did because the hospital called while I was there and I was able to see my mom in the hospital today and we set up hospice. It looks like she might be home tomorrow!

I had a few bites of lunch and had to leave.

I spent the day setting everything up and Matt made quesadillas with portobello mushrooms and the pork. Then we finished Mr Robot.

I’m exhausted, just grocery shopping is a lot right now and then it was the hospital (the only one in the area that allows visitors!) and calls to get a hospital bed delivered and a long meeting at the hospital.

I’m not sure what we are doing for food tomorrow at all. There is a tiny bit of pork left and I’m going to my parents’ for her arrival so I don’t know when I’d be home.