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Day 285(!): Ham Salad

Trying to finish that ham so I made ham salad for lunch and added extra to the Singapore noodles we had for dinner.

We skipped His Dark Materials I swear it puts me in a trance. Everyone talks in the same low tons and everything is blue. Instead we watched Brazil and Newsies. Paps!

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Day 284: Steak & Fried Rice

For brunch Matt made fried rice with lots of egg and ham. We have a lot of leftover ham to go through!

We decorated cookies in the afternoon then he made strip steak, mashed potatoes (using the ricer, his new thing), mushrooms and exciting wedge salads with homemade buttermilk blue cheese dressing for dinner.

We watched some of His Dark Materials on HBO Max.

I’m still waiting for my loom to show up! Mail is so backed up everywhere I can’t complain but it hasn’t moved in over a week.

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Day 283: Singapore Noodles & Miso Soup

I had an idea to make Singapore noodles for lunch which was a massive undertaking and left us with enough noodles for a small army. They were very good though!! I’ll have to write up the recipe. 12/21 update—Done! Recipe here.

For dinner I made miso soup with soft tofu, green onions, garlic, onions, wakame and soba noodles.

We finished The Flight Attendant. It was so good!! Great ending too.

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Day 282: Festive Nachos & Gnocchi

I really felt like nachos so I made them for our lunch. Just cheese, onion, black beans, salsa.

For dinner we had the cute Christmas tree and star shaped gnocchi with the meat sauce we made in the slow cooker Wednesday/Thursday. Very good! Both meals were oddly festive.

We watched season two of Hjem til jul! So cute. I wonder if there will be another season? I can’t believe the doctor is the Neanderthal in Beforeigners ! What a transformation.

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Day 281: Soup & Cookies

For lunch Matt had noodles and cottage cheese and I had instant cheese ramen with a fried egg. Woo!

For dinner we had leftover sauerkraut soup and a take and bake baguette.

I made cookies!

It’s the last day of Hanukkah so Matt zoomed with his parents and we watched American Pickle on HBO MAX which is finally it’s own app on Roku!! We had it through Hulu and it didn’t have all the shows and movies it should. We also started The Flight Attendant.

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Day 280: More Soup & Ground Beef Gravy

I was starving yesterday! We had some canned soup for lunch then I had some shrimp too. It was like I burnt the very last calorie I had.

For dinner we made ground beef gravy. My grand pop used to make it so it seemed perfect for a cold night even if we mostly got ice and not snow. So much for my snow puppy dreams! She doesn’t mind the cold though which is great.

We finished the last episode of The Crown and watched some more of the French Agatha Christie show on MHz. It was a really good one based on The Pale Horse.

Before bed we put up some boneless beef ribs in the slow cooker to make sauce for Friday’s dinner. Normally we don’t do that overnight but I thought it would make tomorrow easier and Friday really easy! I’m trying to get up the urge to do some holiday baking.

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Day 279: Noodles & Sandwiches

For lunch we had the last of the leftover pork and some spinach in mi goreng.

For dinner I made a bagged salad and sandwiches with the leftover homemade chicken tenders, blue cheese, lettuce, cherry tomatoes and red onion on the leftover mini sub rolls I bought like 6 weeks ago. Go preservatives! Matt had a zoom holiday party for work so I didn’t want to make anything I had to time.

We caught up on some more The Crown on Netflix.

My loom still isn’t here! Estimated delivery was Saturday. However the candles for Hanukkah my in-laws sent on Saturday arrived today. Both from New York City! Also waiting for my Pearl River order to ship, they had a question about a substitution last week(?) and it doesn’t look like it shipped out. Part of our Macy’s order is missing too. One was an estimated delivery of the 8th and its candy. Fingers crossed things keep arriving. It’s not hurry for anything but I always worry things will get damaged.

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Day 278: Soup & Noodles

For lunch I made us mi goreng with leftover pork and cabbage. We will probably have it tomorrow too! We had a lot of pork leftover.

I made a beet-beef-sauerkraut soup in the slow cooker. So good! We have a ton of jars of sauerkraut I swear I bought last fall to use up, we had beets from our produce delivery last week I had roasted on Friday that needed to be used. It turned out great! We made some take and bake bread from Aldi to go with. That bread has been a great find during the pandemic. It’s around $2 and tasty. Not as great as from the Italian store but better and easier than I’d whip up in an afternoon.

We watched Hjem til jul on Netflix I watched it last year but Matt didn’t see it and the new season is available Friday! It’s a not too Christmassy Christmas drama. I like seeing a peek at everyday life in Norway!

I’ve been watching I May Destroy You during the day. It’s so good if stressful.

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Day 277: Latkes & Subs

For lunch we had mini meatball subs with meatballs Matt made with the meat leftover from making burgers Friday.

Matt made zucchini potato latkes and chicken tenders for dinner. Happy Hanukkah! I haven’t been able to find candles this year since I’m not shopping in person much so Hanukkah is getting the short shrift this year. I gave Matt the Eat Something: A Wise Sons Cookbook for Jews Who Like Food and Food Lovers Who Like Jews cookbook and he gave me a new case for my iPad that doesn’t have a keyboard which is awesome. I love the fancy keyboard but it’s difficult to watch or read when it’s attached.

We watched the new the Secret Garden (Netflix dvd) and tried a new show on Acorn but it wasn’t great.

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Day 276: Gravlax & Coleslaw

For lunch we had gravlax with Norwegian flatbreads, cream cheese, capers, hard boiled eggs and red onion. I think the flatbreads are a seasonal cracker at Aldi and were great. Very crisp.

For dinner we made country style pork ribs in the slow cooker and shredded them for sandwiches on the leftover rolls from burgers. Matt made baked potatoes and coleslaw with leftover radishes, cabbage and red onion.

We watched the rest of The Wilds. We also made cornflake wreaths with coconut added.