Checking in: Quarantine Fatigue, Filipino comfort Food, great as well as comfy Underwear, “Alone,” as well as Cats, of Course!

inspecting in with you today! things I’ve been watching, cooking as well as believing about this week.

Hola amigo. ¿Cómo te va? I hope things are okay on your end. I’m feeling chatty today, so let’s catch up. before we get into it, though, turn up the sound, as well as enjoy this video:


Goodness gracious, I like her. So sassy!

I’m still here, still hanging on, although I’m absolutely feeling the impacts of quarantine tiredness (read about it here, right here as well as here).

Businesses as well as public facilities are slowly beginning to open up right here again. Parks, stores, restaurants (for outside dining only). Word on the street is Sephora will fling its doors open next week, too.


¿Cats y maquillaje sudadera ??

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Part if me is relieved, as well as part of me is, like, “Well, what occurs if/when there’s a second wave? Or what if the vaccines don’t work?” I’ve been “adulting” quite intensely lately, as El Hub as well as I have seem to have severe discussions about difficult things, oh…every two seconds.

On the glass-half-full side, at least it’s not the zombie apocalypse! , Which would be about 100 times harder. Our metaphorical boat is still above water.

On that note, here’s some levity! This has kept me afloat this week…

My youth on a plate

You understand those foods that take you back to your childhood? Filipino mung bean stew (ginisang mungo) does that for me. We had it at least when a week during the week when I was growing up. It’s simple to make as well as oh-so fulfilling.

Mung beans look as well as taste a bit like lentils. When you cook them, they soften to an nearly creamy consistency.

Don’t even believe about serving it atop cauliflower rice.
There are lots of different riffs on this stew, which doesn’t have extremely lots of ingredients, however my preferred has bacon as well as spinach. as well as pancetta, shallot, garlic, dried mung beans (of course), beef broth, water as well as fish sauce.

My mommy as well as daddy always cooked it in a pot on the stove, however if you do it that method you have to soak the beans beforehand, as well as they take permanently to cook in a pot. If I get impatient, they don’t turn out as soft as well as creamy as I want them to be, so now I make it in the immediate Pot. In 10 minutes the beans are cooked perfectly.

Here’s what you do!

Saute a pack of chopped pancetta (I get the pre-diced bundle at Trader Joe’s) in the immediate Pot up until the fat has rendered, as well as add 1 chopped medium shallot as well as 3 tablespoons of chopped garlic. continue to saute up until great as well as fragrant, as well as then turn off the heat.

Add 2 cups of beef broth, 1 cup of water, as well as 1 cup of rinsed mung beans (I did not soak them).

Cook on high pressure on the Bean setting for 10 minutes, as well as then utilize the immediate Pot’s quick release to release the heavy steam (be careful!). then add fish sauce to taste, as well as throw a few handfuls of spinach in there. stir up until wilted.

To get the full Filipino experience, you have to serve it on top of white rice. ”

If you don’t have fish sauce around, you can likewise utilize ordinary salt to flavor the stew, or try a different sauce that has a salty undertone, like soy sauce, tamari or perhaps even Worcestershire sauce. It’ll modification the flavor profile, however as long as it’s yummy, right? ¿a quien le importa?

Instant Pot saves the day!
I made this a few days ago, as well as it did me a world of good. I’ve been missing my family, as well as this tastes just like home.

¡Oh! — I gotta provide a shout-out to my Instagram friend Beverly. She articles Filipino recipes every Friday, as well as she made this meal in her stories last week, which got me craving for it.

For the like of granny panties

Allow me to provide you some area for a preemptive “thank you” since your granny panty-lovin’ heart will be permanently altered for the much better after you buy this six-pack of Fruit of the Loom Women’s Breathable Micro-Mesh Low-Rise Briefs from Target for $13.99.

Say “yes” to underpants.
I’m normally a cotton undies kinda woman because of being unusually specific about breathability, however even though these are 93% Polyester as well as 7% Spandex, the micro-mesh produces a great breeze that cascades over the mountains of your booty. The material is likewise wetness wicking.

The material is incredibly soft as well as easily lightweight. No pulling or tugging either.

Even though these are allegedly “low-rise,” the waistband still goes up quite high, so my stomach still feels covered up sufficient when I’m using high-rise pants.

The sizing is quite on point too.


“Alone” on the history channel

EHRMAHGOODNESS. I like as well as dislike this show. Suuna competencia de verdad, donde 10 personas (profesionales de la naturaleza, así como sobrevivimientos que entienden lo que están haciendo), se dejen caer en un lugar áspero y remoto desierto, así como con las disposiciones restringidas, así como la persona que dura el La tierra la más larga gana medio millón de dólares.

Me gusta. Lo termino antes de acostarse, así como un poco medio vigilándolo mientras estío. Entonces, si me ocupo de la alfombra de yoga durante la postura de la paloma, solo puedo colgar por unos minutos, así como a medio escuchar sin perder mucho. Sin embargo, es un show interesante! Solo estoy equipado para administrar los coches y el camping de camiones (tengo que tener un cuarto de baño con agua corriente, así como una ducha, así como un baño cerca. Estos son no negociables.), Así que estoy descubriendo mucho.

Apagué incluso antes de que me dejara caer, tbh.

También es interesante exactamente lo que tanto se reduce a la suerte. Incluso los mejores capacitados, muchos concursantes experimentados a menudo sucumben a la suerte podrida básica. No siempre se trata de la persona más competente que llega al final. A menudo, es solo la persona que maneja esquivar mucho más las balas metafóricas de la Naturaleza de mamá.

De todos modos, esto es igualmente por lo que al mismo tiempo no me gusta este show, ya que después de que El HUB disfrutara de unos cinco episodios que comenzó a obtener ideas. El domingo pasado nos dirigimos a una caminata con la reserva natural de Indian Valley, así como tomó una decisión de hacer un arco, así como la flecha que utiliza materiales que descubrió en el camino.

Ahora está cubierto de roble venenoso.

¿Y por qué está cubierto de roble venenoso? Bueno, desde que hizo su arco, así como la flecha de las viejas ramas de roble venenoso seco sin darse cuenta.


El nuevo papel de Rosie: BabyDoll

Por último, sin embargo, definitivamente, no menos importante, sigo atrapando a estos dos besties abrazados, así como a jugar juntos, así como es lo más lindo. Rosie es así, así que paciente. Ella le permite a Connor tratarla como su muñeca infantil. Connor la devueba la ropa de muñeca, así como envuelve sus patas alrededor de los osos de peluche, así como a los animales de peluche.


Anywho, eso es lo que he estado tanto como esta semana hasta ahora. exactamente como estas

Su amigable adicto a la comunidad de la comunidad,


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