On Friday we did some local Christmas shopping. Ww stopped first in La Conner. I bought Tom a cane that he liked there as an early Christmas present. Here he is watching the boat traffic with his new cane. He also hit up Mount Vernon and Burlington. We are trying to support local small businesses.
So today I braved our beloved post office to pick up mail. Here is the line.
Tonight Tom made us Stromboli for dinner.
Well before the pandemic Tom had bought this book
But we hadn’t ever really used it. So the other day we went through it, picking out some recipes that sounds interesting. Yesterday we had Bruce’s Barbecue Meatloaf and Potatoes (using the very last of our hamburger). It was good. Not great but different so we like it.
Tom wanted to make the Italian Meat & Cheese Stromboli from it. He was going shopping anyway so bought some ingredients. I made the pizza dough in the bread machine.
As an aside, I also did a little local Christmas shopping today. And I bought this ornament for our tree. Isn’t it cute?!?
Here is Tom’s Stromboli all cooked up. It blooged a bit.
It looks much nicer on the plate with some warm Rao’s marinara sauce. It was incredibly yummy. My first Stromboli was in Indiana. I do not remember well enough to know which one was better, but I know that they were both very tasty. Almost scary tasty.
This is what I am sipping as I type. So that is our recent pandemic holiday eating and drinking. I am not worrying about healthy eating right now as work has been so incredibly stressful with the pandemic surge. (And I am just having one cocktail per day). I am just doing what I can to lift my mood. I am hoping to get the vaccine this week or next. Fingers crossed that this pandemic will start slowing soon. I am not sure how much more of it I can take.