Saturday, August 28, 2021

Friday's Doings


Stuffed Vegetables and Fresh Passionfruit

Neighbor S brought over a plate of stuffed vegetables and a bag of fresh passionfruit (from the garden of one of her family members), today.  Daughter and I had some of the stuffed vegetables with a salad for lunch and shared one of the passionfruits over ice cream after dinner!  I am going to try planting a few of the passionfruit seeds to see if they will germinate!  I love fresh passionfruit!  

It was another warm day, today.  I did two loads of laundry and continued with cleaning the family room in the morning.  I wrapped an old towel around a broom and "swept" the family room walls and ceiling to remove cobwebs and cleaned the ceiling fan blades, too.  Then I washed the insides of the window and the sliding glass door, removing finger prints, more cobwebs, and kitty nose prints!  I asked M to clean the outsides of the window and door, but, he didn't have enough time to do them, today.

M blocked a few more possible entrances to the back garden with cardboard, today.  I didn't see Bun Bun and the others bunnies, today, so maybe the cardboard barriers are working!  Watch!  They'll all be here, tomorrow!  LOL!

I also called my insurance company about a questionnaire they had sent me regarding my homeowner's insurance renewal.  They had sent it earlier in the month; I had filled it out on August 7 and sent it back on August 8 (or, at least, put it in the mail box on August 8).  Yesterday, I received a duplicate questionnaire, with a letter stating that they had either not received my response to the earlier notice or the information was incomplete!  The letter I received yesterday was dated August 22.  I called them, today, and the agent I spoke to said they had received my response, it was complete, and the information had been entered in the file as of August 24!  She told me to disregard the second notice.  I made a note on it and filed it, just in case!  

Later in the evening, I cooked the still partially frozen pork!  The package weighed 1.8 lbs.  I cut most of it in cubes and made a pork curry; the rest was sliced thinly and made into a stir fry with onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, and carrots.  Daughter made the sauce for it (with soy sauce, the fermented chili paste gochu jang, water, and a little sugar), as I was getting tired by then.  We had rice with the stir fried pork for dinner, tonight and there is a little leftover for someone's lunch, tomorrow.  The pork curry will be for tomorrow night's dinner with leftovers for later in the week.  Afterwards, I ran the dishwasher.  

Today, I am grateful for:
- S blessing us with more food and fresh passionfruit
- Working appliances 
- M tending to the garden for me
- Daughter helping with the cooking
- What I was able to accomplish

Today's joyful activity was enjoying the passionfruit with ice cream!

Plans for tomorrow include a little more housekeeping and putting away the laundry!

How was your Friday?  What are your plans for the weekend?


  1. Neighbour S is spoiling you but it all adds up to the 30 plant based foods in a week doesn't it. I think you're doing better than me at that even though you say you don't like vegggies!

    Fingers are crossed that you win the bunny free zone battle.😂

    I hope you have a lovely weekend Bless x

    1. Oh, she is definitely spoiling us! I am doing better than I thought on the 30 plant based food in a week! Yesterday was a good day, with salad, stuffed veggies, stir fry with veggies, rice, and fruit (in the salad and on my ice cream). I took note of what I added to my pork curry, too - curry leaves, pandan leaf, curry powder, chili powder for heat and paprika for color, onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger, cloves, cardamom pods, and a piece or two of cinnamon. It is what I normally add to a meat curry. I added dairy milk to the curry, yesterday, instead of coconut milk - otherwise, that would be another plant based ingredient. Brunch today is uppuma (wheat based semolina, with curry leaves, dried red chilies, and peanuts; I could have added some onions, but, didn't). Including the herbs and spices feels like cheating! :D

      Thank you, Eileen. I hope you, too, have a lovely weekend. :)

  2. Stuffed vegetables are a good way to eat them! I've been busy shredding a large cabbage to make refrigerator cole slaw with a vinegary syrup.. Not my favourite activity but I will be glad of it when I can just scoop out what we need. Supper is in the crockpot and I may just take a walk. After a fair amount of rain the sun is out once more.

    1. I liked the stuffed vegetables. My mother used to make stuffed snake gourd, which is a long, thin gourd. Your cole slaw sounds delicious. I hope you enjoyed your walk and how nice to have supper ready when you come back! :) I've just finished making Sri Lankan pancakes (the thin ones, not the fluffy ones) which we enjoyed with sugar and lemon juice for a tea time snack. I took some over to my neighbor S, too, who immediately gave me some potato kuftha! Going to make a cup of tea, now - 5 o'clock is tea time! When I was growing up, there used to be a little jingle that used to play on the radio, every day, at 5:00 p.m., to say that it was time for tea! :D


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