Cooking for one in mid-coast Maine. Busy at work and have to twice take 2-3 hours out of the day for medical appointments so it’s plan ahead or eat cereal.
Su (tonight): weisswurst, mashed potatoes, roasted veg
M: reheated smoked baby back ribs, vinegar-based slaw
Tu: reheated smoked pork chop, reheated mashed potatoes and roasted veg
W: tacos using anticipated leftover smoked pork, slaw
Th: can hopefully squeeze in a trip to the fishmonger with second appointment but that will add half an hour I might not have, so either fish or the other weisswurst out of the freezer, sides tbd but probably out of the freezer
F: fish or Friday night takeout dinner from tiny local general store
Sorry about the delayed response since I was trying to find a review I read awhile back but I’ll be damned if I can find it. I usually visit imdb and rotten tomatoes for the reviews. The rotten tomatoes reviews seem to be better balanced IMHO but some of the imdb reviews are useful. I remember reading a user review on the imdb site shortly after Parasite was released and the user described how North Americans tend to watch the film and they described it from the Korean perspective. There are now 3500 user reviews for that film on imdb and I don’t remember enough about the review to narrow the search If I ever find an equally as helpful review I can share it here.
Helpful to have your description of your general movie-review technique, @ottawaoperadiva . I see that IMDB has a sort by review-date feature, and can go from oldest to most recent. So scanning the first 100 reviews after release-date is possible and interesting, even if the specific one you liked best may not be among those.
Hello to everyone from the cloudy and gray Twin Cities of MN (and lots of time in Duluth MN) where I would really like to see the sun for a bit. The home reno is racing toward a conclusion (hooray?) but I just can’t seem to keep up with the to do list. We said we would prime and paint ourselves to save money; I’m guessing if the company was responsible for the said tasks the timing would be a bit more “orderly” But looking forwards to being back home. Although after a long weekend in a hotel room, the apartment seems quite spacious. . . Meals have not been inspiring but I need to post for me to post so I have good habits again in the future: Actuals and plans for 2 adults and 2 growing girls:
Thurs - Sat 21: Takeout and restaurant meals while traveling to and cheering on the team’s skaters in Duluth. Big kiddo had some trouble with nosebleeds but she worked very hard and had great sportsmanship and I am such a proud Mama. Some club members need a refresher in gracious non- wining. Or their parents do. I digress. . . The hotel restaurant had excellent fries and cheese curds. Also a lovely NZ sauvignon blanc. Big kiddo loved the chicken pot pie
Sun 22; Back to the apartment after a late lunch before driving home with the fridge acting as a freezer See also gallon of milk cube (GRR!) Scrambled eggs and avocado toast. Crudite that the hotel fridge didn’t freeze. Trouble with refrigeration devices seems to be a constant in my life
Mon 23: Tonight! Both girls skated with coach. Meatballs and sauce from freezer, Mr Autumm boiled pasta. Grapes
Tues 24: Both kiddos skate at different rinks. Need to do a major fridge replenish so TBD
Weds 25: The 6th grade skiing field trip! Shrimp tacos with freezer shrimp and assorted fixings
Going forwards not sure. Trying to use up all the stuff we moved to the apartment so we can move back home
I hear you on the rethinking DIY parts of projects… I have had to reconsider how much it would cost for us to get supplies plus the cost of our time (and cost of what we’re not doing to do the DIY project) compared to the cost to outsource it. Sometimes saving money actually costs more.
Also, I misread Monday as “Mr. autumm boiled grapes” - I missed the word “pasta” in there.
Week 4 of 52.
Two overachiever cooks in the SF Bay Area cooking for ourselves.
More available in the markets this week with all this lovely sunshine, but we are still limited on refrigerated space.
Monday - Moussaka from the freezer
Tuesday - Beans & Greens
Wednesday - Leftovers with a dram for Robbie Burns
Thursday - Mushroom Tofu stirfry
Friday - omelet and greens
Saturday - Robbie Burns dinner made at home
Sunday - cheese plate with some lovely crudite and breads
A birthday on the upcoming weekend (not mine), and a special request for a few meat-and-potato-type meals. Happy to provide same. Will bake a cake, too! Fridge, freezer and pantry clean-out also continues.
Cooking for two adults in the PNW:
FRI: Peruvian chicken on the grill. Tex-Mex inspired Caesar salad.
Hi, all! Cooking for 2 in Chattanooga, where our furnace has been out since Wednesday and we’re (well, DH is) still looking for the best solution…You’d think I’d be all about the hours-long oven braises, but not feeling that quite yet!
Breakfast: Baked apple pancakes
Saturday, January 28: Chicken provençal from Cook’s Country, maybe a gratin, cabbage and cauliflower salad
Sunday: Old-school shrimp curry from my mom’s recipe box, rice, homemade vanilla pudding
Monday: Tomato clafoutis; something green
Wednesday: Pasta with kale pesto
Thursday: more scrounge
Friday: Spicy green beans and tofu