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April ᛃ

All the important stuff: http://scarytaskbar.com

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Why Asians Can Do The Asian Squat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlVNjAEa3Tw

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I am not Asian, at all, but I can do this, with my feet flat on the floor. BUT, I also spend a lot of time flexing my feet, which also stretches my calf muscles. Can't say it's entirely comfortable, though. After a few minutes, it makes my knees hurt.

 ‎· April ᛃ
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Tonight's dinner: A big bowl of brown rice Jambalaya, made entirely in my microwave. https://scarytaskbar.com/recipes/2020/04/01/brown-rice-jambalaya-in-your-microwave/

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I'll be posting my recipe later, and will edit this post to add the link.

 ‎· April ᛃ 1
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I'm going to make your black eyed pea jambalaya for dinner tomorrow!

 ‎· orgmonkey. I keep receipts. 1
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@orgmonkey: Nope, didn't use that recipe, at all, tonight. Developed my own, based on many recipes, and currently available ingredients, and taking my husband's attitudes towards vegetarian/vegan food into consideration, and a lot of experience with making rice dishes in the microwave. The things I was most concerned with was getting the herbs & spices right, which to use and the amounts, which I did manage to do, successfully, and getting the rice texture right (I'm not a big fan of brown rice). It did taste better than Zatarain's + andouille sausage, that much I can say. And I still have enough of everything to do this again in 2 weeks.

 ‎· April ᛃ 2
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Added recipe link. :)

 ‎· April ᛃ 2
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Builder Of Controversial Keystone XL Pipeline Says It's Moving Forward https://www.npr.org/2020/03/31/824445928/builder-of-controversial-keystone-xl-pipeline-says-its-moving-forward

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Right now, while people are a lot less likely to gather for protests.

 ‎· April ᛃ 1
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I thought a judge had blocked work on the Keystone XL recently, but maybe it was the Dakota Access pipeline. Either way a lot of reactionaries are trying to sneak stuff through right now.

 ‎· John B.
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Meatless Brown Rice Jambalaya - Meatless Monday "Here’s a vegan take on a southern classic. This brown rice jambalaya gets a Tex-Mex-inspired flavor from an assortment of spices, including paprika, cayenne and cumin. Black-eye peas and collard greens add both texture and nutrients to the dish that makes for a filling dinner. Maybe best of all, this recipe serves six,which means it can make plenty of leftovers if you’re feeding a smaller group." https://www.meatlessmonday.com/recipes/brown-rice-jambalaya-black-eyed-peas-collards/

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I might make this, later this week.

 ‎· April ᛃ
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Whoa, how have I not seen that site before! This one looks great, and I'm making these ASAP: https://www.meatlessmonday.com/recipes/meatball-shops-veggie-balls/ I'm so excited, thanks.

 ‎· Meg Vmeg
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!!!

 ‎· orgmonkey. I keep receipts.
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They have a page full of free downloadable cookbooks, too: https://www.meatlessmonday.com/ecookbooks/ One of them is targeted at school cafeterias, that need to make food in much larger quantities.

 ‎· April ᛃ 2
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*bump*

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Instacart Shoppers Plan Nationwide Strike On Monday Over Coronavirus Concerns "Instacart shoppers say they've been busier than ever during the coronavirus pandemic as many are making grocery runs nearly everyday, but the associated health risks have also become greater than ever." https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/03/29/instacart-shoppers-plan-nationwide-strike-on-monday-over-coronavirus-concerns/

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A limerick

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Math checks out.

 ‎· LibSkrat
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I made half of a loaf of bread. Unfortunately, it was the wrong half. Tastes good, though, and I didn't have to leave the house.

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I followed this recipe, and yes, I added the extra gluten. https://anoregoncottage.com/whole-wheat-sandwich-bread-101/

 ‎· April ᛃ
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If there's a way to avoid the occasional fallen loaf, I dunno what it is. They always taste fine.

 ‎· LibSkrat
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I also used my food processor, about 72 seconds with standard steel blade, instead of kneading by hand. The reason why it came out flat like that is because I forgot that I have oversized loaf pans that require doubling recipes to get the correct results. So, next time, I'll follow same recipe again, but only make 1 loaf.

 ‎· April ᛃ 3
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@libskrat: It didn't fall. The pan was too big. (11x6)

 ‎· April ᛃ 1
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Also, over-rising usually causes bread to fall.

 ‎· April ᛃ 2
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Keith Richards & Betty White Escape From Earth to Repopulate the Species "In a top secret NASA mission, our 2 most prized humans are being sent into Outer Space for the duration of the coronavirus, to ensure the survival of the species." https://madhousemagazine.com/keith-richards-betty-white-escape-from-earth-to-repopulate-the-species/

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Bought this for myself, to use while watching movies, but it is proving useful as a "keep-me-here" for my hubby, to cut down on his pacing through the house. Stamina InMotion E1000 Compact Strider https://amzn.to/3avif9r

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It has a very short stride, and the pedals are angled in a way that makes using it while standing, hard on the ankles (much better for seated use), but it's keeping my husband in one room long enough to give me some peace.

 ‎· April ᛃ 1
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Also, it's quiet enough to use in a 2nd floor apartment, without any worries of disturbing the downstairs neighbor.

 ‎· April ᛃ
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.MILK!

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The milk paragraph is awesome!

 ‎· bentley 2
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omg hilarious

 ‎· orgmonkey. I keep receipts.
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I haven't left my home in 2 weeks, and my freezer looks like this.

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I'm concentrating on eating perishables and leaving the frozen and canned for later, in case of lockdown.

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@iora: I am so grateful that 20 years ago, the landlord would not let me move into this apartment till he replaced the much older and smaller fridge that was originally here. He felt it was too small for a family.

 ‎· April ᛃ 3
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I could qualify for either an episode of Hoarders or Doomsday Preppers, urban special (take your pick), for the way I hoard food. That 2nd image is a 56qt tote full of baking supplies. The 3rd image is my bulk spice rack. Not shown is the additional ten 56qt totes, filled with tea, coffee, sugar-free stuff, herbs & spices, pasta, canned vegetables, canned beans, canned diced tomatoes, quarts of vegetable stock, and misc stuff that I have in various rooms of my apartment. There's also a 6qt container filled with nothing but chocolate, in various forms, in the bottom of my fridge. If I could fit a couple of chest freezers in my apartment, I would, and fill one with nothing but veggies, and the other with meats.

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In all seriousness, yes, I do have a problem. This is what food scarcity PTSD looks like. Some of you may remember not that many years ago, when my husband lost his job and then got hit by a car, was out of work for over a year, and I wasn't making very much money, We had a really hard time putting food on the table. Some of you may have even bought things off my Amazon wishlist to help feed us, for which I am forever grateful. Ever since we've both had a decent income coming in, I have had this need to keep a lot of food in the house, "just in case". Just in case of blizzards, hurricanes, illness, injuries, loss of income, laziness, whatever. My cabinets, freezer, fridge, and pantry are all full, but I keep on buying more, just in case.If an insane blizzard were to hit right now, and I couldn't leave my home till June, we'd be able to eat pretty good, on what I have stored up.

 ‎· April ᛃ 4
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Full is the best state for a freezer.

 ‎· Julian 1
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Just sitting at my computer, when my husband walks in and hands me this: Blueberry pancakes!

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Made with my homemade pancake mix: https://mokum.place/app103/k/recipe/pancake-mix

 ‎· April ᛃ 2
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Amazon cares: Amazon has gone back to packing most items with big sheets of brown paper, instead of the plastic pillows, just in case you are out of TP and need something to wipe your ass.

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In about two days, that paper will be more valuable than copper.

 ‎· Julian
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If Roland Deschain had a chance to see this, he will be pissed.

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101-Year-Old Spanish Flu and World War 2 Survivor Has Now Beat COVID-19 As Well "A 101-year-old man had just been released from hospital confinement after he recovered from COVID-19. This was reported by the Italian city of Rimini deputy mayor, Gloria Lisi." (by Staff Reporter) https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/25142/20200328/101-year-old-spanish-flu-and-world-war-2-survivor-has-now-beat-covid-19-as-well.htm

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Hmm. Is it fair to say he's a Spanish Flu "survivor" if he didn't have the infection? Just thinking about how we use words. Definitely a great story, though!

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@app103: ahh I see, I feel you (I have similar worries). but be sure you're not genetically predisposed. stray strong and be safe!

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If only we had a video of them chasing down the cat and sticking the mask on it. :D

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Lol :)

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The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What's Coming "Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant, who warned of pandemic in 2006, says we can beat the novel coronavirus—but first, we need lots more testing." (by Steven Levy) https://www.wired.com/story/coronavirus-interview-larry-brilliant-smallpox-epidemiologist/

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The Fork Horseman of the Apastalypse slaying the false meatball. https://www.facebook.com/ChurchOfTheFlyingSpaghettiMonster/posts/2755871127837211

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Last night I made a pot of chicken vegetable soup, using most of my remaining fresh produce. The goal was to ensure that it all got used before it had a chance to spoil. Normally, I would get 2 days of meals from a pot of soup, but after the first dinner, I doubled the remaining quantity with more water and some chicken bullion. Tonight and tomorrow night, it will be served with whole wheat noodles (hubby) or small shell pasta (daughter & me), to make up for the lower amount of chicken & veggies.

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It was made from a family sized package of boneless chicken thighs, 1 Spanish onion, 4 heaping spoons of jarred chopped garlic, the remnants of my daughter's baby carrots (sliced), 2 white turnips, 4 stalks of celery, 2 small parsnips, 1/2 bunch of kale, 2 qt water, and a half of a box of Bell's poultry seasoning.

 ‎· April ᛃ
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Brazilian gangsters impose curfew as President Bolsonaro calls coronavirus a 'little flu' "Threatening messages are being circulated in the slums of Rio de Janeiro by gangsters saying they will 'teach people to respect' an 8 pm shutdown." https://theprint.in/world/brazilian-gangsters-impose-curfew-as-president-bolsonaro-calls-coronavirus-a-little-flu/387807/

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Can those guys come to DC?

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️ 2
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City of DC is shut down tyvm

 ‎· Christina Pikas 2
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^ I meant to impose order on the Cheeto-in-Cheef

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️ 2
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Homemade Cheese Crackers | Sally's Baking Addiction "Who knew homemade cheese crackers were so easy to make? You only need 6 ingredients and I recommend using a quality sharp cheddar cheese." https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/homemade-cheese-crackers/

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I am out of Cheez-Its and going through withdrawal. Unfortunately, I only have 1 package of the required cheese, and that's already reserved for when I make chili.

 ‎· April ᛃ
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These look delicious and I bet they would work with my gluten-free flour blend.

 ‎· Galadriel
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How are you helping fight the coronavirus?
Daughter: Staying home, being a hermit (like I usually do), and sending funny memes to an ICU nurse, to help keep her sane.

How are you helping fight the coronavirus?
Daughter: Staying home, being a hermit (like I usually do), and sending funny memes to an ICU nurse, to help keep her sane.

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She is taking her job very seriously, and refuses to sleep late. She must get up in the morning and start sending the memes.

 ‎· April ᛃ 11
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^ She's awesome, and I am not just saying that because I am her mother.

 ‎· April ᛃ
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A COVID-19 Admonition ***EXPLICIT "Stay the Fuck at Home Lyric by Chris Franklin" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0-2XxgHIXk

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This is great.

 ‎· April ᛃ
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You thought you stocked up, but...

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