Happy Spring! If I have to be stuck at home it’s nice to see flowers and hear the birds chirping.
Last Thursday was the last day either of us went out. I did an early morning shop for some last minute items (it turned out to be good timing because things really ramped up after that) and Matt went into work but was sent home because someone in the building felt sick so I counted that as our first day since we were both home before lunch time. We found out today that someone in his building at work tested positive so we are extra happy we are taking this seriously.
I’m glad we decided to stay home, we are still in the incubation time and could be spreading it without knowing. My hope is to stay home at least until they mandate protections in grocery stores like Italy did—taking the temperatures of people before they are allowed in and limiting the number of customers at a time.
Today I made our main meal at lunch today again. It seems silly to wait all day to make “dinner” when I could get all of that work out of the way early. Mochiko Chicken is a favorite of ours and if you aren’t going to fry chicken now, then when? It didn’t yield too much in the way of leftovers but I’m going to trying think of a way to turn it into another meal for the two of us. I served it with sticky rice sprinkled with furikake, and steamed broccoli. I peeled the broccoli stumps and cooked them too–it’s not the time to waste food!
In the afternoon I made a quick snack cake with some pantry staples. It’s based on a old fashioned “wacky” or “crazy” cake which were popular during wartime and the Depression due to budgets and rationing. It doesn’t use any fresh ingredients (so it’s actually vegan) but it’s really tasty and only dirties up one bowl. I posted the recipe here.
For dinner I made wraps. I mixed one (5 oz) can tuna (drained) with half a (15 oz) can of chickpeas (drained), mayo, Goddess Dressing (sub tahini or leave it out), crumbled feta, chopped celery, red onion and lemon pepper. I lined the spinach wrap (from Aldi–they are like $1.49 for a pack of six and tasty) with leftover arugula from last week. It’s the never ending bag of arugula. I think this is the fourth meal I’ve used it in!
Non-food related activities:
Watched a little All-American on Netflix at lunch. It’s like a 2020 version of The OC. Why can’t I resist the teen drama? I read Lost Restaurants of Baltimore by Suzanne Loudermilk and Kit Waskom Pollard. It was neat seeing the pictures of old Baltimore but the entries were mostly summarized old Baltimore Sun reviews and a few interviews. I don’t know what I was expecting but it wasn’t that.
We also watched the last available episode of Little Fires Everywhere and Stumptown on Hulu. Stumptown is always enjoyable! I liked seeing more of Dex’s backstory.