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Day 9 Recap: Popcorn & Pork Piccata with Gnocchi (3/21/20)

We split what was little was left of the chicken and rice from Thursday for breakfast. Then I had a snack of air-popped popcorn with butter and Trader Joe’s Everything but the Elote seasoning.

For dinner Matt made pork piccata with some vacuum packed gnocchi I picked up awhile back. I had earmarked the very thin pork chops for schnitzel but I realized we are a little low on canola oil. We strained it after making the chicken (which normally I don’t do) and kept it but I want to be careful with the oil. The packages was only about 1 1/2 lbs but had 10 chops in it. Since we are home to cook, we cooked half and marinated the other half for another meal vs making it all at once. Reheating such thin chops is tricky.

Anyway, it was a simple piccata with just stock, capers, lots of lemon juice, red pepper flakes and a dusting of flour. Lots of flavor yet few ingredients is the goal. Citrus keeps very well at room temp or refrigerated.

Non-food related activities:

We watched The Rescuers on Disney + and I worked on my embroidery. I forgot how slow going hand stitching is! Matt practiced the ukulele again; he dug out some old music books he has for it, one is from 1914! I read a bit.

My Causebox subscription (Hanukkah gift) arrived. It was shipped almost two weeks ago! I wiped down the box before I opened it. Nearly everything inside was in biodegradable protective packaging so I wiped that off and tossed the fabric stuff (reusable produce bags and a handkerchief) to be washed. It was nice getting mail but I’m not seeing me using any of it soon! The big items were a purse, a bento box and the produce bags. There was a bottle of “calming” spray so that might get a work out.

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