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Jacksoup

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  1. Oops forgot photo, we planted them in the pots we had available. Luckily I had potting soil.
  2. 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.
  3. My small victory garden. Been planting the root ends of scallions and onions. Three scallions are pushing up new growth and am overly excited. Ignore the poor quality of the soil, the pine needle droppings here are plentiful. And this was an experiment, I have limited planting space.
  4. I’ve been planting the root ends of green onions/scallions and onions because I’m going victory garden on this in my small yard. Three of the green onions are pushing up new growth. I’m overly excited about this.
  5. @weinoo It has certainly held up. Some chips in the enamel rim because some people no longer in my life thought it was ok to use a metal utensil. The interior is no longer a pristine cream color but that is my fault.
  6. @JoNorvelleWalker exactly. My mother gave me my starter set of LC 40 years ago and I’ve built it up over the years. I’d love to buy more or buy Staub but everything I have fits my needs.
  7. Had been working on an Instacart order for a couple of days, not in a big hurry for anything. My son told me tonight he was out of lunch meat. Told him he’d probably have to do PB&J for a few days until we got a delivery time. I placed the order, choose ‘fast and flexible’ instead of a time slot and got everything on my list within 90 minutes. The shopper told me I was the first person today who got everything on their order. I actually got white rice which I’ve been trying to order for days, out of stock everywhere.
  8. @rotuts it is probably all I need, my uses are comparable to what @chromedome mentioned. We’ll see. Anything is better than the useless thing I have now.
  9. Thanks all. I bought a FoodSaver. I just can’t justify the $$ or space for a chamber vac. Amazon had none available yesterday but had a couple of choices today.
  10. I have a crappy Hamilton Beach vacuum sealer. It was free to me thru a rewards program at work. It’s sporadically functional. What should I get to replace it? Wish I felt I could spend the money on a chamber vac, but right now, no.
  11. Same here, although I go to Costco. They are never even close enough to look at the picture. Now that they should be 6 feet away, you should be fine.
  12. I sent my son shopping about two weeks ago after I finally convinced him that we needed to stock up, he came home with a can of Spam that was not on my,list.
  13. I placed an order on Instacart yesterday using both Costco and a local grocery store. I could get a delivery time for the local store but not Costco so the app wouldn’t accept either order. It was really frustrating. I started over and finally realized that there were just no delivery times available for Costco. Many more glitches occurred probably due to my impatience but order was successfully placed or doubled placed. Local store plus Total Wine order arrives tomorrow, Costco on Monday. But whew I spent way too much time on this, I’m sure it’s easy but this was my first time.
  14. Jacksoup

    Dinner 2020

    I’ve been making dinner but forgetting to take pictures. Sunday was Moroccan Braised Beef. It’s really easy and good. https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/moroccan-braised-beef-230639. Last night my son wanted Arby’s, it was horrid but their Horsey sauce helps. Tonight was shrimp and broccoli with black bean garlic sauce.
  15. Ok I’m in, I have a pasta machine that hasn’t been touched since I got it a couple of years ago. Luckily I bought 00 flour in anticipation. May have to wait until this weekend since I’m crazy busy at work.
  16. Jacksoup

    Dinner 2020

    @TdeVi threw the prosciutto in the pan with the fresh mushrooms while I was sautéing them. It was my ‘one less dirty pan’ solution.
  17. Jacksoup

    Dinner 2020

    Risotto with fresh and dried mushrooms, peas and prosciutto chips
  18. I’m also eating less but cooking dinner most nights. I’ve been given new duties at work, given two hours of training. It involves very detailed attention to financial matters which is way out my wheelhouse. I forget to eat lunch most days. So like @Shelby, probably drinking more. At least I have a job, a comfortable home and plenty of food. All in all, grateful. And glad the tornado missed you @kayb.
  19. Jacksoup

    Dinner 2020

    Another so so picture. Chicken Marsala, salad with sesame ginger dressing and Red Lobster biscuits
  20. Jacksoup

    Dinner 2020

    I’m cooking almost every night but haven’t been taking pictures. Here’s tonight and I need practice on taking photos. Will work on that. Aidell’s chicken apple sausage with onions, red pepper and mushrooms over couscous.
  21. @JoNorvelleWalkeri had left over basmati rice tonight and told my son that I’m making rice pudding out of it. I’m going totally depression era grandma. Have also planted a sprouting onion.
  22. One of the wine clubs I belong to in Amador County(Northern California), is offering free shipping. They only have reds and all are really good. https://www.jeffrunquistwines.com/
  23. The restaurant/ bar I drop into most Fridays to see friends, most older than me, but a great group of people, has laid off all waitstaff. They are doing curbside pickup and put their house wines on sale for $99 a case. I just picked up two cases so will not have to be in the early bird senior line at the grocery store, for a little while anyway.😄
  24. @Margaret Pilgrim I know, although I’m almost 65, I certainly don’t feel like it. I’m almost tempted to take advantage of the early senior shopping hours many stores are now offering. I’d probably just buy a lot of booze right now since I have most everything else I need.
  25. I haven’t been to any store since last Friday, I stocked up on mostly protein at Costco the Tuesday before. I’m afraid I’ll run out of wine but my 10 years younger neighbor called to check in last night and told me she has plenty - she used to work at Silver Oak. Told her I had extra frozen pesto so I think we have a quite uneven trade. My son has decided I’m on total house arrest so I’m making a grocery list although I could use pickup or delivery. Feeling very grateful here after hearing some of your issues.
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