Well hello and how are you surviving these fascinating times? Last week was a week at work, trying to prepare a large company to work remotely with a shorthanded team has been interesting and I know many IT Professionals are living the same challenges. Friday was my first full day of working from home and it was strange, such a change after going into the office for years. I am going in tomorrow because our jobs can’t be completely remote and will continue to go in a couple of days a week or part days.
We stayed home all day Friday and Saturday working, binge watching, playing games, cleaning, and using the home gym. It has not been bad, Miko has been loving having us home for more for snuggle time.
And he has been loving more long walks. Our neighborhood has been chalked up with sweet messages for bored kids, so cute. And Miko has been spoiled with his warm mountain of blankets to hide in.
I deep cleaned the fridge today since it was emptier than usual pulling everything out, sterilizing drawers and shelves, and getting rid of the expired stuff which felt great. But I’m also spacing out deep cleaning parts of the house since it appears there will be plenty of time.
I miss eating out and am sad for the challenges restaurants face with our shelter in place mandate. So we’re going to try to support more carry out options too, but it’s been fun getting creative in the kitchen using what we have on hand. I made a simple spicy peanut saute with Explore Cuisine Organic Red Rice Pad Thai Noodles.
Lots of interesting cabbage and potato sautes and a hearty kale salad with kidney beans and canned peas that worked out well.
For St. Patrick’s Day, we did steamed cabbage, carrots, and potatoes with Beyond Meat Sausage because I was too wiped after a crazy work day to make vegan corned seitan.
There was also more cabbage and potato sautes with chickpeas and kale saute with peas.
Friday we tried the Sweet Earth Veggie Lover’s vegan pizza which is loaded with corn, broccoli, and even Brussels sprouts, yum!
And we had a Field Roast Hazelnut Cranberry Roast in our freezer that was not used over the holidays and had it last night. Hubby baked it over chopped potatoes, carrots, onion, and apple served with vegan gravy and a tasty sesame side salad because why not.
And I have a fridge full of leftovers for the week which is great. We’re just chugging along trying to focus on the positives, work on house projects and fun projects while staying in. How are you doing? Hopefully there is some inspiration in this weekend’s list.
- 31 questions from Bill Gates AMA on CONVID-19. Bill Gates is a fascinating person and you should check out Inside Bill’s Brain on Netflix if you haven’t already.
- Here’s a workout you can do with no gym equipment. We gotta get creative with gym’s closing.
- Deep clean one area in your kitchen each week. Sounds reasonable.
- Free virtual tour of the Winchester Mystery House.
- Going vegan helped this doctor and now she’s helping others.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger’s super cute vegan lock down video.
- 23 vegan documentaries for sheltering in place.
- Pantry staple vegan meals.