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.
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.
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.
Inside the chicken challah sandwich, which was delicious.
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.
Tearing up more of that marinated chicken to use in tacos.
The chicken tacos, which were made with chicken marinated in Yuengling buffalo sauce and got more of the same sauce on top.
Added sautéed peppers and onions that were also cooked in a little bit of Yuengling to said tacos. They were good.
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.
Seared scallops with a little bit of soft Le Roule cheese on top.
More scallops and some quick-pickled onions to go on the salad below.
Edible flower time! Also, more of those delicious scallops.
Making spätzle, a.k.a. arms day. My kitchen is still a mess from this.
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.
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.
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.
Leftover käsespätzle. Again, best decision ever.
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.
It wasn’t bad!
Salad with pre-made curry tofu chunks that I warmed up, harissa blorps and curry cayenne hot sauce. Also delicious.
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?).
It was a pain in the butt to make, but it was delicious.
Almost enough cheese. Almost.
Bonus: the cookies are good.