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Day 18 Recap: Quesadillas & Sweet Potato Cornbread Muffins (3/30/20)

Our governor finally updated the order to have everyone actually stay home or face a fine! I thought it was needed a couple of weeks ago but he’s a trash governor so I’m not surprised he took a bit. I am glad it happened before we decided to go to the store to stock up. I don’t like the idea of a legally mandated shut down but I don’t think people were getting the hint about what to do with his vague directions. It’s still not super clear at all (why can we have gatherings of 10 or less but at the same time he wants us to stay home?) but maybe it will scare people into staying indoors.

I had leftover bangers and mash for lunch. I heated them up in a skillet so the potato and the sausage browned. It was surprisingly tasty!

Matt’s stomach still isn’t great, unfortunately! I think some of it is stress related. I had a carnitas seasoned pork roast from Aldi so I put that in the slow cooker and let it cook all day. Matt had some on rice and I had a quesadilla. I wasn’t going to make it (the expiration date was 4/8 so no hurry) but I figured this way we could both eat it tonight, I can make something with the pot roast leftovers tomorrow when hopefully he’s feeling better and then Wednesday we can make something with the pork leftovers for dinner after grocery shopping.

We hadn’t used the sweet potatoes I bought a few weeks ago. They were packaged by an “ugly produce” supplier and were all very small/weirdly shaped so couldn’t be used as just a regular baked potato. Since we are going shopping this week and I didn’t want them to go bad, I thought I’d roast them up to freeze/refrigerate and use later in recipes. I froze some and Matt used the rest to bake sweet potato cornbread muffins using this recipe (very similar/nearly identical recipe here without a paywall if the NYT recipe isn’t working for you). The recipe calls for baking them at 450° but that makes zero sense. Bake them at 350°.

The muffins will be perfect for breakfasts for him. I don’t always eat breakfast and he’s been eating a lot of toast and eggs in the morning, cutting into our supply. We’ll keep some out and freeze the rest for the future.

Non-food related activities:

We watched Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist on Hulu. We’re not loving the development of her singing her feelings. It seemed too pat and to contradict what the earlier episodes implied. She’s been keeping in a lot of feelings she isn’t dealing with the entire season, why sing now?

We had The Dead Don’t Die out on DVD from Netflix so we watched a bit of that. I’m not sure why Jim Jarmusch felt like he needed to do a zombie movie? I guess he did do vampires so what else is there? Why did every guy I dated in college and then, later my husband, want to watch every Jim Jarmusch movie ever?


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