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Old 03-17-2020, 09:11 PM   #41
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For sure! I did that last year - that was my New Year resolution, and I removed everything from my freezer, inventoried it, so everything is in the notebook, by which shelf it is on (or the door), and when I put anything new in, or remove anything, I put it in (or remove it from) the book. This continued into my pantry, where I inventoried everything, and have kept it that way for over a year now - the longest I have ever done that! It's amazing how much time I have saved, looking for all those things I get - I probably have already recovered all the time I spent, doing the organizing. Plus, I know what is left, when I think I'm getting low on something - not always happening!
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Old 03-17-2020, 09:23 PM   #42
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I have spent the first half of March in not-so-voluntary isolation. I neglected to get my flu shot this year, and got the flu. That morphed into pneumonia. I had to stay home, to protect other people.

It sucks!

Now, food was not an issue. Since I have a well stocked freezer, I had plenty of meats. I also had a good supply of rice, pasta and beans -- things i always keep well stocked. Produce was more challenging. But, before the nation lost its collective mind and started hoarding, I could go to the Walmart Supercenter at 2AM, do some shopping, and not expose anyone to my coodies. That ended sometime last week, I think (the days all run together).

The flu is gone, but the pneumonia (at least the symptoms) are putting up a fight. So, I'm still keeping my public appearances to a minimum.

If you generally keep a well stocked freezer, you will have the foundation for a pretty decent menu. If you have rice, pasta and beans, you can stretch your meats for multiple meals.

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Old 03-17-2020, 09:28 PM   #43
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Smile Day 5

WOW!
We made it pretty far without any trips to the supermarket!

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Breakfast

In Hawaii, we don't normally eat a regulation
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Lunch

I was luck to get a shot!!
Hot Roast Beef, sliced from the deli a ways back,
with melted Sharp Provolone Cheese, Hot Cherry
Peppers all on a Ciabatta Roll.
Sides of Kettle Chips and Coca-Cola, YUM!!


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Dinner

Again, luck to get a photo-op before
DH devoured it!

Leftover grilled Flank Steak morphed it's
way into Carne Asada Tacos

MAN!
Them's some good eats, let me tell you buddy!
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Old 03-17-2020, 10:06 PM   #44
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WOW!

We made it pretty far without any trips to the supermarket!



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Breakfast



In Hawaii, we don't normally eat a regulation

"Western" breakfast... DH wasn't hungry

so I had a bowl of leftover Stew and Rice





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Lunch



I was luck to get a shot!!

Hot Roast Beef, sliced from the deli a ways back,

with melted Sharp Provolone Cheese, Hot Cherry

Peppers all on a Ciabatta Roll.

Sides of Kettle Chips and Coca-Cola, YUM!!





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Dinner



Again, luck to get a photo-op before

DH devoured it!



Leftover grilled Flank Steak morphed it's

way into Carne Asada Tacos



MAN!

Them's some good eats, let me tell you buddy!


I did sharp provolone with hot cherry peppers and prosciutto dipped in olive oil recently and loved it! Worth trying if you’ve never had before :)

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Old 03-18-2020, 06:53 PM   #45
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I did sharp provolone with hot cherry peppers and prosciutto dipped in olive oil recently and loved it! Worth trying if you’ve never had before :)

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Ooh! DH's favorite snack,
but here "In The Middle Of The Desert",
I can't find hot cherry peppers!
Whole or sliced
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Old 03-18-2020, 09:14 PM   #46
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Smile Day Six!

We've had Wintery-Mix since very early this morning,
it's dark, it's cold, it's dreary
BLAH!


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Breakfast

DH slept in and wasn't in the mood for any sort
of Breakfast, again, so I finished off the last
of the Local-Style Beef Stew ala Chef Keoni
from Foodland

ONO! (that's delicious in Hawaiian)


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Lunch

By the time Noon rolled around,
DH was starving!
So I cooked some thick Spaghetti
and warmed up the last of that
Pork Ragu (I still have 4 servings in the deep freeze)
I made for Sunday Supper.
I asked DH, who's wife makes them
Pasta for lunch?
"Tony Soprano, that's who!"



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Dinner

I wasn't in the mood to really cook anything,
so I simply warmed some steamed White Rice
and a boil-in-bag of Zippy's Chili from back home,
aka Honolulu. I brought back a bunch of the
stuff, frozen, in my suitcase
Add some chopped Sweet Onions and Diamond Bakery
Soda Crackers
, also from Hawaii via my suitcase...
THAT'S comfort for us!

I'm stuffed


*Post script: AGAIN DH keeps looking the in `fridge,
freaking out that we're running out of food!

Moi: Have you looked in the BOTH of the freezers yet?
DH: No
(as I whip open in the indoor one)
Moi: LOOK! See all of these frozen vegetables ...
(as I throw open the kitchen pantry door)
Moi: LOOK! Do you see all of this?
(As I grab him by the hand and gently, yet firmly, guide him to the garage)
Moi: LOOK! Do you see my inventory of what's in the Deep Freeze?
(As I yank open my dry storage cabinets)
Moi: LOOK! Do you see all of this food?
DH: WOW! I know I've teased you in the past that you have too much stuff, this is a good thing. I see this now. Look at all of this pasta and Rice and ...
You can make up all sorts of dishes, can't you with all of this?
Moi: Yup
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Old 03-19-2020, 06:48 PM   #47
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Post One Entire Week!!!

Day 7

We almost got lured out and about by DH's Buddy, Mister Dear Friend,
good try there son, but fat chance! We're stayin' put!

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Breakfast

I've been wanting to try this ever since I saw CG post that she
smashed some de-frosted Tater Tots to stand in for Hash Browns.




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Lunch

I've been hankerin' for some (more) local-style foods.

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I still had that half of a can of Portuguese Sausage Seasoning
SPAM®, GLORIOUS SPAM®!!! after making Fried Rice the other day.
I brought this can back in my suitcase from Honolulu last May,
MMM!
I also had a fresh pot of steamed White Rice,
some Nori, Furikake and then I made a quick Teriyaki Sauce.
Assemble, wrap in Plastic Wrap, wait at least 10-15 minutes
and devour!!!


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Dinner

The oven is still heating up, but we're having Homemade Pizza.
I make my own dough, sauce, but not the cheese
I buy those balls of Whole Milk Mozzarella and shred it myself.
So a repeat from a few nights ago.
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Old 03-19-2020, 11:54 PM   #48
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Ooh! DH's favorite snack,

but here "In The Middle Of The Desert",

I can't find hot cherry peppers!

Whole or sliced


Oh your post said “hot cherry peppers” so I thought u had them but sliced them up lol. Misunderstood :)
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Old 03-20-2020, 01:28 AM   #49
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DH and I have decided that we're not going to be around folks for a bit, what with all the craziness going in this MAD MAD WORLD right now.

My larder is well stocked...
I made one last grocery run on Wednesday - we were down to a quart of milk and in this house, that don't fly. So Himself and I will be following your lead. Let's see if this grocery-shopping old geezer can stay put for two weeks without going out to hunt down sales. Only 13 more days to go...
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Menu For Voluntary Self-Containment

Made Strawberry cupcakes last night. Came out so good :)

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Old 03-20-2020, 12:04 PM   #51
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Oh your post said “hot cherry peppers” so I thought u had them but sliced them up lol. Misunderstood :)
That's right, I have a jar of sliced Hot Cherry Peppers from Southern AZ,
and now I'd wished that I'd look for the wholes as well.
Funny, where we use to live, I could fins much more of the
ingredients that we're use to, but not so much here in Northern Arizona,
aka Cowboyville

When ever we go to California, Hawaii or Southern Arizona, I have my
list of things to bring back. When we were in Florida for a good part
of October, I tried to find Hot Cherry Peppers to no avail!!!
Our Niece said that she'd looked every where around their area, but none.
So I guess I will add have both sliced and whole peppers to my running
"To Bring Back" list
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Old 03-20-2020, 05:53 PM   #52
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I made one last grocery run on Wednesday - we were down to a quart of milk and in this house, that don't fly. So Himself and I will be following your lead. Let's see if this grocery-shopping old geezer can stay put for two weeks without going out to hunt down sales. Only 13 more days to go...
We still have Milk, it's the Half `N Half for DH's Coffee
obsession that I worry about!
It can't be Powdered Creamer, but full fat!

I did notice that our local Kroger Food Store does offer Curb-Side
Pick Up Online orders!!!
Have no idea why I just clued into this one
When the need does arise, that's what I'll do.
But for now, we're still doing good.
Our Community has a closed Social Media Site and I see
many folks utilizing that service, I'll look into it.
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Old 03-20-2020, 06:27 PM   #53
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Smile Day Eight

FINALLY!! We have Blue Skies, albeit still cold outside;
it's pretty looking out the back as
we sit in our warm and comfy living room
We got just about an inch of snow last evening,
but it's mostly gone this morning.

So let's start the day out right, with ...

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Breakfast

DH requested Cold Leftover Pizza from last night's supper
and
I found my last Stuffin' Muffin in the freezer, so I
basted one of my precious 22 Eggs I have left,
placed it gingerly atop a warmed mound of
Portuguese Sausage (Linguisa) & Herb Stuffing
and indulged!
We were both very happy


Lunch

Well, there was no lunch today, oddly enough, neither of
us were very hungry.


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Dinner

We concluded that we'd have an early Dinner and watch a movie later.
So I found some Lentil & Veg Soup in the Deep Freeze and made us each
a Sandwich to go along side.

Eat What You Have!
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Old 03-21-2020, 08:52 AM   #54
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Posted a picture yesterday of my ordinary egg-scramble in the Breakfast thread.
Just had a smoothie for lunch and leftover pea soup with whole wheat croutons for an early dinner.

I'm not as worried about rationing my 1˝ dozen eggs as K-girl because there's only one of me and I've got most of #10 can of powdered to use up.

FedEx is delivering my first shipment of fresh produce from Misfits Market today.
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Old 03-21-2020, 11:36 AM   #55
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Posted a picture yesterday of my ordinary egg-scramble in the Breakfast thread.
Just had a smoothie for lunch and leftover pea soup with whole wheat croutons for an early dinner.

I'm not as worried about rationing my 1˝ dozen eggs as K-girl because there's only one of me and I've got most of #10 can of powdered to use up.

FedEx is delivering my first shipment of fresh produce from Misfits Market today.
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don't tell DH, he claims to not like this adding 1:1 whole Egg to White
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Old 03-21-2020, 11:38 AM   #56
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... Voluntary Self-Containment

... and now I see it has ANOTHER name to it
Self-Isolation

I like Containment better

'containment
[kənˈtānmənt]
NOUN
the action of keeping something harmful under control or within limits.
"the containment of the epidemic"
the action or policy of preventing the expansion of a hostile country or influence.
"a policy of containment" '

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It's also called "sheltering at home".
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It's also called "sheltering at home".
RIGHT!
Along with a bunch more I see
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Cool Day Nine

Yesterday, I made some Bran and Nut Muffins
with the knowledge that Mister Dear Friend was
coming over for coffee... Missus DF 86'd that one!


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Breakfast


So, DH and I slept in and had a very nice leisurely Brunch


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Lunch

... was the last of the Spam® Musubi
I have no idea why I don't make this more often



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Dinner

I went Deep Freezer Diving and came up with a
Trader Joe's Hatch Chile Mac `N Cheese
steamed some frozen Corn Off The Cob
and grilled two B/S Chicken Thighs
with Miners Mix Matnard's Memphis BBQ Rub
MAN!!!


Dessert later will be Fiddle Faddle I've stock-piled from
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Skipped lunch yesterday. Ate Oatmeal for breakfast and Cowpeas for dinner.
Didn't feel at all deprived.
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