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Day 111: Tuna Salad & Pizza

For lunch I made myself tuna salad and had it on a bed of lettuce and cherry tomatoes with some saltines. Matt had the rest of the chicken meatballs and zucchini with rice.

Matt made pizza dough on Saturday and it’s been in the fridge since then. We made olive, turkey pepperoni, ricotta and red onion pizzas. We had made too much sauce the last time we made pizza and froze it. It did not defrost that well; it got sort of watery as it cooked. We ended up lightly broiling one of the pizzas and straining the sauce for the second pizza and leaving it off altogether for the third. It tasted okay, it was just watery. It was a raw pizza sauce so maybe that was it?

The pizzas turned out great and you could fold the slice which Matt always likes. We have so much pizza leftover. I think tomorrow might be an all leftover/repurposed leftovers day.

I put together a cart for Weis last night around midnight and they had a slot this morning and I took it. Mostly bread products, a few pantry items, vitamins, cottage cheese and yogurt. And bread flour! We’ve been using it in our pizza dough and when we made rolls so we were getting a little low.

I really don’t love grocery delivery but Matt didn’t feel up to going and we couldn’t get those things at H Mart when he shopped two weeks ago. I’m aiming for 4 weeks between big shopping trips this time. It’s already been two weeks and we bought so much stuff at Aldi and H Mart we haven’t even touched yet.

Non-food related activities:

We watched Shirley on Hulu. It was based on a book fictionalizing Shirley Jackson’s life. I don’t understand why people do that. Apparently people who knew her and her own children said it wasn’t realistic. Why not just write a book about a woman author and academic life? Why say it’s about a specific person? Even if you had her in mind, we’d never know. It reminds me of the show Haven and how the creators said it was inspired by the Stephen King novella The Cincinnati Kid. I read the book (as an adult, even) and it really had nothing to do with the show at all beyond a minor mystery around a man’s identity. I guess it’s name recognition but if I watched the show or the movie because of my interested in Shirley Jackson or Stephan King, I’d be sorely disappointed. They were fine without that connection.

My Causebox arrived today! A year subscription was a gift from my ILs for Hanukkah and it’s always fun to get mail. This season’s box really was tailored more to the shut down. Several home items (bowls, stretchy lids) and home spa type stuff. I was glad. The last box was a purse and a few other dressier items and I haven’t had a chance to use most of it yet. Stuff I can use at home now is a lot more fun. I’m looking forward to trying it all out!

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