A weekly roundup: eats, watches, and reads. The story of a bittersweet return to normal life.
There was no social distancing in my extended family this week. Between being with my FIL on his his final day and moving his belongings out of assisted living, everyone breathed on everyone else and there is no germ that our tribe has not shared in the past week. Knowing that we would be together for the funeral this week, we took advantage of the situation with a Cinco de Mayo/pre funeral party, the funeral/family lunch/family dinner, and a family party this weekend for a certain stepson.
What is a funeral like in socially distanced times? Pretty much the same as a non socially distanced funeral. There were no calling hours and the service and cemetery gathering was limited to immediate family and a few friends. My FIL hated being the center of attention so he would have appreciated the scaled back audience.
Lol, I just haven't been in to taking pictures of my breakfasts for a good while now. The same old breakfast burritos on heavy running days and fruit/cheese/cereal bars on lighter workout days.
sofritas tempeh, and fritos.
Monday: ooh look I cooked for my family on a weekday...this is Chicken and Basil Fettuccine, a Blue Apron recipe made with my own ingredients. Never have we ever gotten a Blue Apron delivery, but I've found some good recipes from them. My big money saving tip with this one is to skip the Mascarpone and just use cream cheese instead.
Tuesday: we had a pre funeral Cinco de Mayo party at one of my SIL's. We brought guac, they brought tacos and margaritas.
Wednesday: funeral dinner at our house. My SIL's were given a lot of food by family friends so we divided it up between family lunch and family dinner that day. Our dinner menu centered around ham sandwiches.
Thursday: leftovers! We had chicken from Sunday and a bunch of rice in the freezer, add a pinch of cheese and suddenly everyone has burritos.
Friday: mandatory take out night c/o the Lebanese place. I got a shawarma pizza.
Saturday: a certain stepson's birthday party! We grilled up hamburgers and of course there was ice cream cake.
Sunday: leftover night, finished off the chicken pasta from Monday.
Jungletown on Youtube (free Youtube not subscription Youtube). Kinda sorta along the lines of Fyre Festival.
Something that I never imagined I would have any interest in seeing...Rocky!
And finally, on the birthday party night we saw the PG-13 version of Deadpool.
Still working on The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell. I just not having a lot of luck finding time to read these days.