|The Rain Water Buckets are Full!|
It rained on and off today. The sky stayed uniformly grey all day. The temperature never went above 48F, which is cold for us. I stayed huddled close to the heater for the most part!
However, I managed to get a few things accomplished, today. I washed the dishes that had accumulated in the sink, wiped the stove top, mopped the kitchen and the bathroom floors, cleaned the litter box, did a load of laundry (bath mats, kitchen rug, Dancer's rug, etc.), took the kitchen compost to the compost heap, and took the trash cans to the end of the driveway to be picked up, tomorrow morning.
I also noticed that I hadn't quite escaped any storm damage - some of the end tiles on the garage roof had become loose and a couple had come off. I will have to get that attended to as soon as possible, before it becomes a big problem.
Brunch was a banana muffin (yes, one, because after a few days, the banana flavor intensifies and then, I don't like them as much).
For dinner, I made over the turkey I had pulled from the carcass when I made the stock for the soup. I didn't put all of it in the soup because there was a lot of turkey still left on that carcass. I thought I had about a cup of shredded turkey, but, I had about two cups of it. I wasn't quite sure what I was going to make with it . It would have been good added to some pasta, either in a pasta bake or mixed in with some macaroni and cheese, but, I've already had quite a few pasta meals last week. I could use to make fried rice, but, I didn't have any leftover rice and fried rice is best made with leftover rice. Eventually, I decided that I wanted something spicy; either a filling for patties or a keema curry. I sauteed some sliced onion, added the shredded turkey, some green peas, curry powder and chili powder. Then, I took the last serving of the turkey soup that I had; I knew I was getting tired of the turkey soup, but, of course, I didn't want to waste it. I strained the soup and added the last bits of potato and other vegetables from the soup to the sauteed turkey in the pan. By which time, I was too tired and a bit too hungry to make the pastry for patties and bake them, etc. Instead, I decided to cook a pot of rice and I used the broth from the strained soup to cook the rice!
|Sauteed Shredded Turkey Mixture|
I sliced some of the cucumber I still had in the fridge and dinner was ready:
|Monday Night Dinner: Rice, Turkey Mixture, Cucumber Slices|
Although I had been getting a bit tired of the turkey soup, the rice cooked in it was very tasty.
I could make some patties, tomorrow, and use the turkey mixture as the filling, or, I could have it with the leftover rice over the next couple of days. Options!
Today, I am grateful for:
- More rain for the garden
- The damage to the garage roof doesn't look too bad
- A working heater
- Chats with daughter and friend R
- What I was able to accomplish today
Today's joyful activity is video chatting with my daughter.
There is more rain in the forecast for tomorrow. Plans for tomorrow include a doctor's appointment in the afternoon.
How was your Monday? What would you have done with the shredded turkey? What are your plans for Tuesday?