Each week, I intend to post what we’re consuming – food and media – for a couple reasons:
- To chronicle our actions
- To provide ideas for others
- To take our attention from the news
- To stay sane (see #3)
Overall, though, when my wife and I looked back on this week, all we could really talk about was the amount of work that each of us did. We took some good walks, we moved the second bedroom around, we cleaned, we did laundry, and we received the NICEST care package and letter from a good friend, but there was nothing that really stood out this week. It was just your typical caught in the grind of work week that would usually culminate in a brunch over the weekend and a lot of couch and the Sunday scaries that come with drinking and eating the entire weekend away.
Well, a lot of couch did happen and the pillaging of food certainly took place, but other than that, it was a quiet and professionally-productive week. The effect of such a monotonous and dull routine of watching movie reruns and just punching in and punching out of work is yet to be determined. Here’s what’s becoming evident as we are about to begin our fourth week of self-isolation:
- Eating is getting old, like we’re tired of it and don’t know what we’re in the mood for, which was usually just a sentiment reserved for when we ordered out.
- Watching tv, even finding something on tv, is becoming a chore, which usually only happened when we went down the Netflix rabbit hole with nothing in mind.
- Amanda and I really must love each other because we’re still laughing and dancing and making up idiosyncratic forms of communication and not killing each other.
Mutts and Butts of Movies:
- Rewatched the last halves of Jumanji, Golden Eye, and the beginnings of Dr. No., The Spy Who Loved Me, The Avengers, and Black Panther.
- Started watching Don’t F@#$ with Cats and didn’t like it.
- Finally finished After Truth, which turned out to be pretty good.
- Watched some more Schitt’s Creek and fell asleep on multiple episodes. Season is not nearly as good as previous years.
- Crushed a few episodes of Zombie House Flip, easily the most underrated of all the flip shows.
Meals of the Week:
Monday, 3/29 Breakfast: Quiche Loraine – enough said.
Monday, 3/29 Dinner: Sausage and root vegetables over yellow rice – plain and simple.
Tuesday, 3/30 Lunch: Turkey spinach salad – chopped turkey, yam, bacon, cheddar, balsamic dressing.
Wednesday, 3/31 Dinner: Ras al hanout rubbed pork loin, rosemary potatoes, and roasted kale.
Saturday, 4/4 Dinner: Buffalo chicken wraps – Kirkland canned chicken (the best, especially during quarantine), Frank’s Red Hot, Ken’s Parmesan Peppercorn dressing, chopped celery, chopped onion, garlic powder, black pepper, hint of salt; shoestring fries with truffle salt, black pepper, and garlic; and spinach and kale salad.
Sunday, 4/5 Dinner: Lemon, rosemary chicken – stewed pieces in a savory sauce made with squeezed lemon, lemon zest, rosemary, fresh garlic, onions, potatoes, splash of chicken stock, salt and pepper.
What’s up for this week (somewhat a repeat of last week): Working (duh), reading All the Pretty Horses, working on an old writing project, staying on an exercise regimen (check out Fitbod app ASAP), watching Uncut Gems, Rocketman, 1917 and maybe even getting into Ozark.