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Daily Eats: Saturday

June 27, 2020
French toast with potatoes and sausage (J cooked!)
Salad snack: spring mix, tomatoes, cucumbers, mushrooms, pickles, and lemon juice
Pizza night! Wheat dough, marinara, mushrooms, kale, tomatoes, and cheese.
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Daily Eats: Friday

June 26, 2020
Breakfast: sautéed zucchini and tomatoes, fried egg, mozzarella, toast; oat milk mocha

Late morning snack: a few pieces of this lovely cantaloupe

Midday snack: leftover julienned veggies and grape tomatoes dipped in Ranch dressing

Afternoon snack: Easy Tiger multigrain bread toasted over the flame, topped with butter

Dinner: Field peas with potatoes and kale in a lemon-parmesan broth over noodles, topped with sour cream

Some days I don’t realize that I haven’t had a proper lunch until after I’ve had eleventy snacks. At least my snacks were mostly healthy? 😀

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Daily Eats: Thursday

June 25, 2020
Breakfast: Easy Tiger multigrain bread, toasted and topped with avocado-green pea mash, sliced cherry tomatoes, and chopped kimchi; oat milk latte on the side

I saw someone on YouTube make a green pea-avocado toast, so I wanted to try it. It was good, but the peas made the whole thing pretty sweet.

Lunch: Mom’s red chile pork tamales, topped with salsa and sour cream

I am lucky enough to have two bags of frozen, uncooked tamales from my mama. I steamed them up in the InstantPot, and they are AMAZING.

Snack: cantaloupe and iced green tea
Not pictured: chips and salsa; a few Triscuits with cream cheese

I haven’t been able to get my favorite iced tea through Instacart or curbside pick-up, so I keep trying other options, and I keep not loving them. 🙁

Dinner: Curried tofu rice noodles over salad greens with carrots, cucumber, cilantro and lime

We were craving this vermicelli with curried tofu that we had years ago at Triumph Cafe (RIP), so I tried to wing it and used a yellow curry sauce from Trader Joe’s. It was fine, but next time I’ll definitely make my own curry (and I won’t be buying that sauce again).

A Visitor from Africa

The Saharan dust cloud has arrived over ATX. The sky looks kind of eerie and brown, and it’s supposed to be even bigger tomorrow. It’s so strange to think that this dust (which I am probably breathing in right now) was recently swept from lands that are oceans away, that I may never see. It feels magical.

Just Do It

We are at 7,097 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Austin. I’m not surprised—people just will not stay home, will not wear masks, will not stay 6 feet apart. I keep saying, we may be SO done with the virus, but that does not mean the virus is done with us! Such is life. J and I will stay in our little bubble with our masks and grocery delivery and home cooking and kitty cat and YouTube and Netflix. 🙂

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Letters #22

June 24, 2020

Dear Husband,

Thank you for loving me, even when I’m sad or angry or worried or stressed or nauseous or in The Hole. I don’t know how you do it, but I’m so glad you do.

Dear COVID-19,

You suck. That is all.

Dear BTS,

Thank you for providing music and stories and photos and things to anticipate during this madness. I totally understand now why the world loves you. Borahae.

Dear InstantPot,

Is there anything you can’t do?! Today you steamed my mama’s tamales to perfection. Last week you cooked my pinto beans to the creamiest, most delicious versions of themselves. Before that, you made making veggie marinara quick and easy. What shall we do next?

Dear Blog,

I missed you. Ready to play? 😉

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Pool Burger

January 27, 2020

It just doesn’t feel like we’ve really returned to ATX until we go to Pool Burger. 🙂

They have the best burgers – plus crinkle fries! And really, really good pineapple lemonade.

Any time the weather is super nice, and it’s midday, and a burger sounds remotely good, this is where we go. 😎

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