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Day 376: Boneless Beef Ribs & Veggies

For lunch we had sheet pan nachos with the leftover pork and some black beans. It’s a great way to use up leftover meat/salsa/cheese/chips when we are out of tortillas.

For dinner we did a Korean inspired beef rib in the slow cooker and served it on rice with broccoli and baby bok choy. We haven’t had the best luck with Whole Foods produce delivery, it seems to spoil very quickly.

I’m planning to go to Costco this week so maybe they will have some good produce? We don’t really need a ton of other groceries, just veggies and and small dairy items so I’d rather not have to do another grocery shop. I hate grocery shopping!

It is a beef heavy few days—chicken always expires first and beef last so it happens. I figure it evens out.

Tomorrow is Matt’s vaccine appointment so fingers crossed that goes well. It is not where my dad and I did ours.

More weaving and reading. Matt made clotted cream shortbread and delivered some to our friend. I don’t love shortbread but it was pretty good! Our friend sent him home with some sweet and savory cookies he made so we had them too after dinner. Love giving friends who cook!

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Day 375: Pot Roast & Cauliflower Kugel

For lunch we had olive bread, a fancy spread and cheese from Whole Foods.

For dinner Matt made pot roast and cauliflower kugel. I liked the kugel a lot! Normally we make potato kugel but we had a cauliflower that was taking up a lot of room in the fridge I wanted to get rid of.

Exciting news! Matt got a text saying they had a spot for a vaccine at one of the state clinics downtown. It was really surprising because the new guidelines have him being eligible in Mid-April. Maybe they had extra? He was on the waiting list and answered truthfully (and again when he had to sign the screener again) yet it still let him make an appointment. It was very short notice with very limited spots and a window of 10 minutes to reply so maybe they had a bunch of cancellations or something?? Anyway! This will be great to have him, my dad and me done so close together!

We watched Sparkling Cyanide on Britbox. It was from like 2003 and really seemed like a back door pilot to me, lots of interesting enough but not really needed character development. Dominic Cooper was in it and looked like a baby. It really wasn’t like the Agatha Christie book at all, I think they could have dropped that connection—they reimagined it as a older couple of MI-5 agents which was cute.

We also watched some Mallorca Files. The show is pleasant but boy do you forget it like 10 minutes later. I don’t think I could tell you who a single criminal was on it or their motivations. I don’t know what it is about that show! The premise is similar to Death in Paradise and I remember a lot of that vividly.

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Day 374: Chili Topped Baked Potatoes

I don’t know if it is me or the vaccine but I have slept very soundly and been very fatigued this week. Hours are flying by and I don’t know what I did all day.

For lunch I made myself a egg sandwich on some naan I had picked up at Aldi. It was good, I did two eggs sunny side up and then flipped them yolk side together so they fit on the bread. Matt had noodles and cottage cheese again. He’s back on egg noodles after a many year hiatus. Thrilling stuff, I know.

For dinner I baked some gigantic baking potatoes and topped them with chili, cheese, sour cream and chopped red onion. It really is my favorite way to stretch out chili leftovers!

This weekend Matt wants to make clotted cream again and have sort of an early Passover type meal since I bought a roast at Aldi. It’s going to be a beef heavy few days but we did have chicken for many days after I did the shop so I think it evens out.

We were both fried so we finished the 2013 Great British Menu and I did a little weaving.

I think I’m going to hit Costco next week, our anniversary is next week, I’ve had my first shot and I need to drop off the Easter candy we picked up at my dad’s house. Hopefully they will have some fun seafood or steaks or something. Costco is not near us but it is near my dad so I try to combine it into one trip, especially now during the pandemic.

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Day 373: Quesadilla

For lunch Matt had noodles and cottage cheese and I had mi goreng and a fried egg with peas.

I put a preseasoned pork roast in the slow cooker and lunch and we shredded it and added mushrooms and used up the leftover refried beans.

I spent hours on the blog and writing up reviews on Netgalley. I was so behind!

My chicken and rice recipe from last week is up now.

It was just a cold dreary day and I’m still tired. I got up at nearly 10 today! Oy!

We watched some Great British Menu. We’re on the Comic Relief one from like 2013. More women this time but I don’t think any make it to the finals.

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Day 372: Steak & Wedge Salads

For lunch we had meatloaf sandwiches.

For dinner we had steaks with chopped up wedge salads. So good!

We got a Whole Foods delivery of some produce and dairy. I miss the Washington Green Grocer delivery but the customer service has been so bad and the rotten produce and expense was too much.

I did a whole tapestry in the afternoon. I’m so tired, maybe it’s the vaccine? I slept quite late.

We watched The Quiet Man (Ireland!) on Prime.

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Day 271: Chili

Vaccine day! Both me and my dad got our first shots. My arm hurts a bit but he’s fine!

I had prepped food so it was an easy day! Tuna pasta salad for lunch and then chili I had going in the slow cooker. The chili was good! I used a “chili starter” can of beans and habanero tomatoes for some extra flavor.

We watched some more French Murder and some Irish Gaelic show on Mhz. Kind of tired today! It was stressful worrying about the shot but it did go quickly.

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Day 370: Chicken Meatloaf

For lunch I had the leftover coddle skillet and Matt had the leftover fried rice.

For dinner Matt made chicken meatloaf and put some shredded potatoes in the bottom as an experiment and it came out well! It kept the chicken really moist.

I finished my latest small weaving. We watched Kid 90 on Hulu. Soleil Moon Frye really befriended a lot of troubled kids and had no parental supervision as a kid. It’s a wonder as many survived as did.

I made tuna pasta salad and prepped chili for tomorrow which is vaccine day! My dad and I both have appointments. Matt is going to take him and then I will go alone. Fingers crossed it goes okay!

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Day 368: Fried Rice

Repurposing some leftovers today—pork chops into quesadillas for lunch and then leftover Chinese sausage, coleslaw mix and asparagus into fried rice for dinner.

The weekends go so quickly! Tomorrow we set the clocks forward and that won’t help.

We watched a funny Irish movie, Extra Ordinary (Netflix dvd) and the latest Meurtres à… on Mhz while I did some weaving.

Trying to think of what to do for Easter and our anniversary which is coming up soon!