....that’s where I’ve been! The long absence in posting on the blog might indicate that I somehow became stuck behind the stove. LOL Never fear; all is well.
This may....or may not....be a long post, full of pictures, and “peppered” with a little dialogue.
As we continue to follow pandemic protocol, we’ve been staying home. For almost the past year (this is Day 344), we have kept ourselves out of stores and the general public. I have filled my time with efforts in the kitchen....such as these:
Cook once, eat twice....at least! From a Sunday roast chicken came these two more meals....chicken noodle soup and chicken pot pie. Even the cranberry casserole was worthy of an encore!
Using a recipe of several years ago from the Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg, TN, this has become a new addition to our favorites. It was the perfect addition to our Sunday roast beef dinner!
Then, that Sunday roast beef reappeared as a classic “leftover....”
Beef and gravy over mashed potatoes with peas on the side! True comfort food, and a perfect example of that “Cook once, eat twice” philosophy.
While not huge professional football fans here, I will confess that we watched a bit of the Super Bowl. It was a perfect excuse for some special snacks.
Cheese tortellini and ground chicken meatballs for dipping in marinara sauce, along with lightly steamed cauliflower and carrots for dipping, too! Some strawberries and chocolate, also for dipping! Some of these “leftovers” reappeared as this:
The tortellini and meatballs, blended together with more marinara sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese, created a dinner later in the week.
There is still more, though I will save it for another time.
I hope you are continuing to be well. Double-masking is the order of the day, and that’s a policy we follow even when we only go for curbside pickup....and definitely also when we go for medical appointments. The good news is that we’ve been able to receive both doses of the vaccine, and we plan to gradually re-enter the public in a few days when immunity is said to be effective.
Take care, and be safe and well!