New Skills

Well, after much complaint and contemplation, I found a store that delivers, put in an order, and received the delivery! It all went smoothly, they delivered to the front porch, no contact, on the same day I put in the order.

The catch is, all the food was frozen food. Which does not fulfill all of our needs, and is therefore a partial solution.

So how do you sanitize plastic packaged frozen foods!?! Well, this was my first time through this, so I used cold soapy water, and scrubbed the bags in that, using a rag to rub vigorously. Then the items were rinsed under cold water. Then each was placed on a towel and dried. Then they were placed in the freezer.

BUT, one of the bags had holes in it, and I didn’t notice, soggy potatoes, soggy soapy potatoes! Next time I’ll probably place the items on a rack and wash them down above the water, not immersed in the water. We are working on these things, learning new skills as we go.

It was a cloudy, breezy, chilly day out there today. It didn’t slow me down though, my laundry is hanging on the clothes line on the the back porch, for the first time this spring! How wonderful. Of course it will not be completely dry tonight, I will have to bring it into the living room, setup the drying racks, and finish the process indoors. But it is such a boost to hang the laundry out once again!

Food preparation here revolves around cabbage at present. It is great in the Instant Pot, as the main ingredient in Cabbage Roll Casserole, and an ingredient in other casseroles, oh so good. Cabbage is a delicious vegetable. My favourite way to eat it, is boiled, then smothered with butter and sprinkled with salt. But these days the butter and the salt are strictly off limits, so Cabbage Roll Casserole it is. No salt is added to our recipe, but we do indulge in a few tablespoons of brown sugar.

Stay safe dear friend!



Date: 7:00 PM EDT Wednesday 8 April 2020
Condition: Mostly Cloudy
Pressure: 100.4 kPa
Tendency: Falling
Temperature: 5.2°C
Dew point: 3.5°C
Humidity: 89%
Wind: S 15 km/h
Visibility: 24 km


“Women want mediocre men, and men are working hard to become as mediocre as possible.”
Margaret Mead
1901 – 1978

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