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Show Off Your Corona-Boredom Food

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We’re all bored. A bunch of us are cooking to pass the time and/or feed ourselves because it’s pretty tough to spread out TV dinners and pre-packaged stuff for the couple weeks between grocery trips. The internet has been saving my butt with millions of recipes. This post is simple: show us your food.

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I don’t want to tie up delivery services for people who really need to use them, and I stocked up to be in Extra Cheap Mode for the month ahead of Sebring...which didn’t happen. Thankfully, that meant that a lot of my pre-shelter-in-place shopping was already done.

Above: I realized that I had chicken, I had mayonnaise, and I didn’t have sliced bread, so I cut some slices of a big challah loaf to make up for it. Don’t tell Rally Chicken. It was delicious.

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Baking the marinated chicken used above. I used to burn everything I put in the oven and set the fire alarm off, so progress? Progress.

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Inside the chicken challah sandwich, which was delicious.

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More chicken, some salad with some quick-pickled shallots and some really good spicy marinated cheese I picked up at the store. Cheese is a legitimate side, don’t @ me.

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Tearing up more of that marinated chicken to use in tacos.

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The chicken tacos, which were made with chicken marinated in Yuengling buffalo sauce and got more of the same sauce on top.

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Added sautéed peppers and onions that were also cooked in a little bit of Yuengling to said tacos. They were good.

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A salad with “Frutti di Mare” (read: leftover seafood trimmings from the fish counter) on top. Probably 75% fish. I got bored and added cheddar cubes around the plate. It was good.

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Seared scallops with a little bit of soft Le Roule cheese on top.

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More scallops and some quick-pickled onions to go on the salad below.

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Edible flower time! Also, more of those delicious scallops.

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Making spätzle, a.k.a. arms day. My kitchen is still a mess from this.

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SPÄTZLE ACHIEVED! They’re a little chunky, but I decided to try the hard way of making these with a flat board and a flat blade because I was that bored.

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The end result: käsespätzle, garnished with the shallots I burnt during a Zoom call. Hey, it was my first human contact in a while. We’ll see if I end up picking those off. I have a back-up onion now to sauté now that I’m not talking to people on the internet.

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This is the best and worst idea I ever had because it was really, truly that good. My kitchen exists to suffer now, and I am this bored.

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Leftover käsespätzle. Again, best decision ever.

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I didn’t have bread, I didn’t want to go out just for bread and the pre-made flour tortillas (I know, I know, but I bought for the long-haul) I bought were about to go stale. So, I put the pork roll, provolone and cherry peppers that I bought for an omelette into the last tortillas.

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It wasn’t bad!

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Salad with pre-made curry tofu chunks that I warmed up, harissa blorps and curry cayenne hot sauce. Also delicious.

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Here’s what happened to the pork roll, provolone and cherry peppers: an omelette, garnished with a pepperoncini that came with a take-out sandwich (I think?).

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It was a pain in the butt to make, but it was delicious.

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Almost enough cheese. Almost.

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Bonus: the cookies are good.

Moderator, OppositeLock. Former Staff Writer, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.

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