Hello, friends! How are all of you?
Philadelphia is now on a Shelter at Home policy so it is much harder to leave your house. I don't know about anyone else, but I am starting to go stir crazy. One of the side effects of my medication is depression so that doesn't make things any easier. We have gotten a lot of cold temperatures and rain so I have not been going out to the yard. But today is supposed to be warmer and sunny so I am going to try to force myself to leave the house and go outside. I know I would feel better.
I am sorry I had to put on comment moderation. I just couldn't take all the hate spewing at me. Well, now I see it but you don't have to. Thanks for understanding.
But enough of that. The one thing I have been doing is cooking. There is no chance of us going hungry in this house. Let me show you some of the meals we have been having.
We had left over Irish stew for St. Patrick's Day. But I couldn't let this time of the year go without having ham and beans. Well... I didn't have ham so used a can of Spam. And beans? Well, I used a package of frozen green and yellow beans and carrots. Then I added some potatoes to the pot to boil. It was good. I know a lot of people don't like Spam, but I love it. Joe thinks it's so-so.
On Saturday I found one package of pork chops in the freezer. So I had those along with mashed potatoes and asparagus. That fresh asparagus was a nice change from all the frozen veggies we have been eating.
Sunday night we ended up having a couple of ham and cheese hoagies. We had a gift card for Wawa and decided to take a break from cooking. It was so strange being there. All the coffee/tea/hot water was taken away. To get a cup of coffee you must ask someone behind the counter to get it for you. You can't even put in your own sugar or creamer. All of the doughnuts and muffins are individually wrapped. No more helping yourself. And there was a sign on the door saying that because of social distancing only 10 people at a time were allowed into the store. A friend told me that she was at her local Wawa and they were lined up outside. As one person went out, the staff would let one person in. It's a different world, all right. I am so glad that this is not going to be forever. Although it feels like it right now.
Monday I wanted something different to eat and so made some baking powder biscuits. They didn't last long and I think I will make some more soon. It also saved our bread which is hard to get these days.
With those biscuits I had a chicken leg done in the air fryer and the rest of the asparagus.
Last night I made macaroni and cheese with the penne pasta. I didn't think it was as good as usual. I think I could have used more seasoning and cheese, but Joe liked it.
I also made pierogies and meatballs one night, but I didn't take a picture. I fried some onions and mushrooms to put over them. Such a nice change.
Another night I made hamburgers. I went to RiteAid to get chips to go with them. I couldn't find buns, but was able to get a loaf of bread to use. And I bought the last box of Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets for dessert. For those who don't know what they are, they are an oblong shaped cupcake sized yellow cake frosted with butterscotch icing.
For tonight, I have absolutely no idea. I have to go out to the kitchen and see what I have in the freezer. I'm thinking ham steak and left over veggies. We'll see.
Take care, everyone. I am so looking forward to this whole thing being over. I think I will throw a party when that happens.