Don the Shopper & Chef
For a couple of years, Don has been our main cook. He likes the grocery store. I don't. He likes to cook. I don't.
Like most households these days, we are cooking and dining at home a whole lot more. So, I've gotten myself into the kitchen!
A wonderful thing has happened, in the last 6 weeks. I've actually started to enjoy cooking. I appreciate that we have food to cook. That helps.
There's no rush. We've got nothing but time... to think about what food to buy, how to get it, how to cook it, where to eat our meal and what plates to use.
I even think about which placemats we should use. I dig through the forgotten pile of oldies and out they come.
Maybe I shouldn't waste so much brain power on these silly decisions.
But it cheers me, in a goofy way. Especially when I drag out old dishes, like the bunny plate from an old set, that our kids used. And of course, we have to use our 40-year-old, Royal Doulton dishes. The dishes were wedding gifts, after all. Love the earth-tone colors of 1979!
I'm in charge of comfort food. Whenever we're able to get a rotisserie chicken, I make a hearty bone broth. That makes me feel very domestic. I've recently had time to converse with some friends about all the uses for bone broth. I'm feeling extra healthy.
Banana bread! The smell of baking banana bread, is calming. But I made the broth the same day. Those odors actually do not mingle well.
Using the Fun Stuff
All this At Home time, is allowing me to dig through the pantry, for under-used appliances.
I had a great time with the Spiralizer! Only, I lost the directions and I had to wing it. That glass of wine did not help. Luckily I didn't stab myself, while fumbling around with potatoes, blades and stabber-things!
Today, Don has been smoking a brisket in this crazy smoker thing. That's a little bit more exciting than banana bread!
Oh boy, I wonder what plates we should use!
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!