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  1. @Anna Nso happy to see you posting more regularly again. I’ve missed you.
  2. Jacksoup

    Dinner 2020

    @Norm MatthewsHappy Birthday!
  3. Jacksoup

    Dinner 2020

    I made larb tonight but it wasn’t the larb I wanted . I’ve made it maybe 4 times, the first was the best. I can’t remember what recipe I used, going to go back and read the thread on it.
  4. I pandemic ordered 5 lbs of onions a few weeks ago. Every time I walk into my kitchen, I smell raw onions. It’s been driving me nuts. I finally threw all of them in the slow cooker tonight to make (and freeze) caramelized onions. But I swear I thought smelling onions was a sign of Covid until my brain finally made the connection that I was smelling onions because I had a surplus of onions. I did wise up and take out the garbage bag of onion trimmings, but geez my brain is compromised by all that is going on.
  5. I had the first cleaning appt when my dentist opened up on June 4. They are taking all kinds of precautions. Wait in the car until they let you know to come in, plastic gowns, face shields. They are all wearing tank tops and shorts under the plastic clothing because it gets so hot. Went to the oral surgeon today because an implant broke and a tiny piece of the post fractured and was stuck. 50/50 chance of getting out but it was successful. Everyone was wearing masks, temp check, questionnaire about symptoms, sanitized anything you touched immediately after. I felt safe. Dentist actuall
  6. I still have the bag of KAF bread flour and some yeast I bought in early March. I have not made yeast breads for over 30 years. Since I’m working full time from home and the bread supply has been fine here, I haven’t made any bread. I have a slow work period coming up next week, so may just try to relearn, mainly because all of your breads look really good.
  7. I buy aprons as souvenirs when I travel. I have about 10 of them hanging on a wall rack inthe kitchen and use one when I saute, fry or use flour. Or old clothes work too.
  8. Was making smashed cucumbers, the half full bottle of rice vinegar had a loose top and crashed on the floor. After sweeping and mopping , the floor has never been so clean. But the smell drove me outdoors with a glass of wine. Told Alexa to play to play Rolling Stones . First song up was You Can’t Always Get What You Want.
  9. I’m only doing Amazon and Target gift cards now. I do have a Rubio's gift card but there’s not one near me. It was a gift from work and there is one close to the now shut down office.
  10. @Kim Shookthank you, great photos. I love the one of the Koi with the reflection of the cathedral in the water.
  11. I made lemon bars because my freezer is 4 inches deep with frozen lemon juice. I want it out of the way for more protein and veggies. Did not make a dent. Gave most of them away to neighbors. Wish I could buy a freezer for the garage but that needs a complete reorganization before there is any room.
  12. My Instacart shoppers have all been great. Good substitutions, most likely ones I would have made. One husband and wife did my Costco order which included a case of wine. They both have other full time jobs.
  13. Oops forgot photo, we planted them in the pots we had available. Luckily I had potting soil.
  14. a friend of my son’s gave us a few plants he started.. we have an Amish ‘something’ tomato, a Russian Purple tomato, a sheep nose red valley pepper, a lemon drop pepper and a Habanada pepper. Not familiar with any of these, I just hope to keep them alive.
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