Hello Everyone from the Cold Twin Cities of MN where the calendar says October and temperatures are acting December. Woke up last Friday to over an inch of snow on the car and grass. Things have been challenging lately- Uncle in law passed unexpectedly after complications from heart surgery, BIL has cancer, my aunt has ALS, shots fired in our apartment parking lot (right outside our unit with casings behind our car!) and I’m just low on emotional energy. I also loath the glass cooktop and low cooking mojo. I messed up blue box! The reno marches on- asbestos is gone and framing is beginning. Trying to stay positive. . . Cooking for 2 adults and 2 growing girls- one who is Tweening hard! Also, It’s wife week in fantasy football. . . I finally won!
Thurs 13: Chicken parm with frozen chicken and jarred sauce, green salads. Up till 2 AM after the shooting in the parking lot. I don’t think I will ever forget the guy pleading “no no don’t shoot me”
Fri 14: Little kiddo skated. Family “date” to Menards as our project manager said we needed to pick out and order our shower stuff. Culver’s for dinner as a reward/bribe to the girls
Sat 15: Took the girls to “Spookamaga” a Halloween event at a Girl Scout camp. Super fun and a perfect fall day in a maple forest at peak color. (Mr Autumm went to Beer fest) Improvised italian beef sandwiches but using canned chicken instead. Salads.
Sun 16: Baked fish (frozen) tots, roasted broccoli (CSA) and purple cabbage slaw (CSA)
Mon 17: tonight! Potato leek soup. I grated the potatoes as my ricer is somewhere, and used a shallot as I was a bit short on leeks (CSA) https://www.seriouseats.com/best-potato-leek-soup-recipe. A bit of chorizo for garnish, served with toasted sourdough
Tues 18: CSA pick up, both girls skate at different rinks. Leftover cuban pot roast, rice black beans, assorted crudités (CSA)
Weds 19: Big kiddo skates, Mr Autumm in Texas for work. Take out
Hoping to head to my parents’ for MEA weekend/Fall break unless the electrician needs me for house stuff. Otherwise probably take out or easy stuff. I’m so ready to move back home.
Thanks for reading and letting me release some steam. I so want to cook more and better but I don’t have the emotional energy to risk something not working out