Stay At Home Fooding

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  1. Gloria Mitchell

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    With all the staying at home and sometime boredom I have been making different types of meals .
    Mainly desert items we already know we don't need but want a little some thing. Usually we our fudgeie ice cream on a stick.
    But aside from @Frank Sanoica peanut butter cookies,make cola cakes and fruit salads
    Today a deep chocolate cola cake with mandarin oranges, bananas, cherries,sprinkle of walnuts,brown sugar a tad with cinnamon and cool whip.
    Fruit varies when I make these.
    We shall have some later today and enjoy.
    So you make any snackie foods that hopefully won't hurt you to do bad :)
     
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    Yummy. I want to visit you, Gloria!!

    When the lock-down first started I was baking a lot for some reason. I was making bread a couple of times a week. I guess we finally got burned out on it because that lasted about 6 weeks or so and I have returned to business as usual.

    I have always cooked at home for the most part so we haven't missed going out to restaurants and occasionally get take-out. I'm happy that all the summer fruit has hit the stores so we are eating a lot of fruit these days. I got a bag of cherries this week that are absolutely delicious, a great watermelon and some white flesh peaches.
     
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    We rarley eat out.Our thing is order pizza when don't want to cook. I pretty much do that also now.
     
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    We usually eat at home anyway, with an occasional meal of lunch somewhere that has lunch specials at a reasonable price. Now, we haven’t done that because most of the restaurants where we went have been closed , or just open for take-out; which is still eating at home, so why bother.
    In the summer, we seem to snack more and eat less regular meals anyway, and more fresh fruit and melons. I have salads and Bobby often has a sandwich, or something easy to make.
    I have been ordering some little snack foods from Sam’s Club; so we now have “ The Snack Shack “ counter in our kitchen. It has things like the fig bars, granola bars, and protein bars, and just little Things like that, which we can have if we just want something to snack on and not a whole meal.
     
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    Cake fell apart.Seemed over moist this time. But with my fruit on top..Tasty:)
     
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    Funny, I made nachos for dinner tonight. I never make nachos. I never eat them when I go out. Chips & salsa are free at most Mexican restaurants, and cheese dip is a pretty cheap add-on. But tonight I saw a container of nacho chips on the counter and got a weird hankering.

    Since I cook so much ahead and freeze ahead, I already had refried beans, Mexican pork, and cheese sauce made. All I had to add was salsa, jalapeños and sour cream. And a salad. (And a fudgesicle.)

    As Yvonne says, I usually cook at home anyway, excepting that once my retirement finances settled down, I tried to make it a point to eat dinner out once a week or so, just to get off the compound. I already ate lunch out a couple of times a week when shopping & running errands. As we're all experiencing, that's gone for now.
     
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    Making and eating differnt things cut down on depression sometimes.
     
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