Today’s Matt’s birthday! We really wanted to get steamed crabs today but it was really cold and rainy.
There was a pop up bakery at the top of our street so I walked up and got a small sampling. I remember when there was a club that used to have a mobile police station in front of it there. Quite a change. They are opening up an actual bakery further down the main street so we wanted try some of their goods!
For lunch we got some Filipino food takeout. We haven’t had it in so long! I had the special pancit bihon and lumpia and Matt had some grilled pork.
Cinnamon roll snack! Then we had Indian takeout for dinner. They have the best lamb so Matt got that and I had the chili chicken. We missed Indian food we didn’t make ourselves so much!
Matt felt better so we had the quiche I made yesterday for dinner.
I also made some dip for my tinned fish Patreon subscribers.
We watched some CB Strike and High on the Hog. Love the idea of High on the Hog but the host is really awkward and the captions were strange. They weren’t accurate for the French or English. It was kind of insulting to the speaker and changed the meaning. Why did they do that?
Matt wasn’t sure how he’d feel for dinner so I went ahead and made the quiche for my lunch. It came out great! I used Ritz crackers as my crust and filled with salmon, spinach and feta (recipe here). We have a lot left so hopefully Matt will feel better tomorrow!
Tomorrow I want to make a cake for his birthday and some dip for my Patreon so easy meals tomorrow would be great.
Matt went to the Italian store and got bread and some roasted turkey so he had a sandwich for lunch and I had one for dinner.
I went to Aldi to get food for Matt’s birthday and the long weekend. I don’t miss doing the whole month shopping trips!
For lunch I made myself a salad with fake crab, kewpie mayo and cucumber.
Matt didn’t feel great so I had some the gyro meat, tomato, cucumber, feta and garlic sauce in a pita and he had some soup.
I poached some salmon to make quiche with tomorrow.
We watched Cruel Summer. Where is this going??
I finished the rug hooking kit! I really think I’ve had it like six years. I was always nervous to try it because it didn’t come with a lot of yarn and I didn’t know what I was doing. It was pretty easy though but counterintuitive, you pull the yarn up through the fabric with a shallow hook so you are basically working by feel. It’s similar to punch needle but with punch needle you are punching down.
For lunch I had some frozen shrimp and Matt had noodles and cottage cheese.
I found some repainted Herman Miller shell chairs on Facebook Marketplace yesterday and they were being sold in PA about an hour away. Lucky me when I contacted the woman she said they’d be near Baltimore today and could drop them off! They look amazing. Matt says they are too short but they are the same height as our old chairs.
For dinner I was going to make quiche but I sautéd kale from the CSA for it and it was so bitter! I’m glad I tasted it. We ended up making instant noodles with cabbage and the chicken I was going to put in the quiche instead.
Matt’s birthday is this weekend so I want to go shopping tomorrow and buy any groceries we need. He’s taking off Friday so if I can’t get anything tomorrow then I can still get it on Thursday. We actually still have a fair amount of food and I want to clear out the freezer some but he wants to smoke some brisket and I know we don’t have that.
Our fridge keeps getting water in the deli drawer and no where else. It must be a blocked line but I can’t see where it is coming from, the rest of the fridge is bone dry.
To celebrate a successful finish to a big project Matt was working on at work and my finishing my mother’s estate we took a day off cooking!
We got sandwiches at the Italian market for lunch and then got a sushi extravaganza from a sushi place we always wanted to try that’s across town. I saw on Yelp that they did a really great of packing sushi together so it was worth it.
It was so good!!
Then we had a double feature of Heartburn and Mystic Pizza. We’d never seen either before. Mystic Pizza was so cute!
Another day doing some errands! I had to open some new accounts at the bank and ran into IKEA first to pick up some picture frames and candy. I can’t resist Polly. The bank is a local one and everyone is always so nice there! After the bank I ran in the store to see if they had any small amounts of meat to add to the sundubu-jjigae dinner and found a steak that was (I assume) erroneously for sale for $2.43. I am not one to pass up a bargain so I grabbed it and left. Ha!
For lunch we had tuna and these queso dip flavored chips from Aldi. They oddly do taste like queso!
For dinner Matt made sundubu-jjigae. It came out great! The meat was so tender and it helped use up some of the massive amount of kimchi we have in the fridge.
We watched Hacks on HBO Max. I was looking at our cell phone bill and it turns out we can save money by upgrading and it includes HBO Max! So I canceled that and will sign in for free. Hacks is so good!
For lunch I had some canned minestrone with a little cheddar.
Today was the first pick up of our new CSA. All of the produce is supposed to be from farms here in Baltimore City! It’s at a historic mansion. I’m a little worried how well the food is going to hold up if they leave it outside like they did today when it’s really hot but pick up was easy .
Our local snowball stand opened!! First egg custard snowballs of the year! And last year!
For dinner I sautéd some kielbasa I bought a Costco a long time ago, radishes and their greens from the box and potatoes. Easy and tasty! I’m not sure if I am going to buy that kielbasa again but it’s okay.
Spent some time in my new chair playing with Mitzi.
We tried to watch the Mick Jagger movie, Performance and it was so boring. Then we watched It Happened in Brooklyn with Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Durante. It was cute! So much love for Brooklyn!