The Quarantine Weeks 7 & 8 Consumption Recap continues my push to stay sane chronicling our food and entertainment consumption habits as we embark on Week 9 of self-isolation.
What’s really been a game-changer has been the air fryer. How have we lived without it? It’s worth it just for the homemade french fries alone!
Here’s a look back at some of the highlights:
Saturday, May 2 Breakfast – Bacon, egg, and cheese on a hard roll & ham, egg, and cheese – eggs over medium, pepper and ketchup, just like at plaza deli, though not as good without that filthy griddle.
Monday, May 4 Lunch – Chicken salad with cranberries – Kirkland canned chicken for the win, with chopped onion and celery, some frozen cranberries, basic seasoning, and a little bit of mayo (you just need get over that it’s chicken in a can and if you eat tuna fish, you’re not above this)
Sunday, May 10 Lunch – Homemade falafel and chicken pita – hit the chicken with heavy garlic, parsley and cumin, which was all I had to work with from a spice standpoint – coriander and sage would’ve been helpful. As for the falafel, they came out like little dry cakes since I tried to roll them in bread crumbs without first rolling them through an egg first – straight foolish, I know better.
Sunday, May 10 Dinner – Air-fried chicken wings – olive oil, rosemary, and garlic and that’s it!
Wednesday, May 13 Dinner – Lemon garlic shrimp with spinach and tomato sauteed in garlic and olive oil over black bean pasta – though I would normally hit this with a splash of white wine, we ran out – whoops! Still, there was enough juice from the water emitted from the tomato and spinach to make a nice, light sauce.
Friday, May 15 Dinner – Chicken parmesan with black bean pasta and side salad – air-fried chicken cutlet, Rao’s sauce, a little parmesan cheese and some cut up mozzarella – can’t possibly screw that up.
Sunday, May 17 Dinner – Side dish highlight: Pinto beans, quinoa and brown rice, and diced peppers and onions – no seasoning, just all the juices working together to make for a tasty side that really didn’t go with the dinner, which was a chicken caesar wrap, otherwise known as the Emilie.
Regular TV Watching:
The Last Dance – finished it last night. There’s a reason why he’s the greatest. This just reminded everyone who might have forgotten or never had the chance witness it while it was happening. And why does it always seem past generations are so much tougher than the generations that come after?
Goldbergs – still crushing it.
Blacklist – still a bore, though thankfully it’s done for the foreseeable future.
Still plugging away at The Rules of Civility. I’m getting on a morning reading schedule because I’ve finally given up on actually reading more than two pages before bed. At the rate I was going, I’d be reading that book till September.
Looking forward to getting into The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer and Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – hopefully, it doesn’t take me two months to read each of those, or it’ll actually be September!