It was not a bad day yesterday even with the weather. I rode the trainer for an hour of lower intensity riding in the afternoon, watching the first episode of this season’s “The Amazing Race”. I was surprised the hear that this episode was recorded prior to the pandemic. It’s hard to believe that episode was recorded two years ago.
Last night’s dinner was a bizarre concoction, which started out as a recipe called “Slovenian Sauerkraut Soup” from a cookbook, but then I decided it didn’t taste “right” so I added some other ingredients. The recipe I followed was for a vegan soup whose main ingredients were potatoes, sauerkraut, kidney beans, onion, and vegetable broth, with some other spices added. I added jalapeño peppers and vegetarian sausages, and probably should have kept out the sauerkraut event though it’s the star of the show. In the latter stages of the cooking process added a few tablespoons of peanut butter to mellow out the acidic overtones of the broth. In the bowl of soup I ate I also added a dollop of sour cream, because, why not? I have plenty of leftovers; I will keep them refrigerated for a couple of days, or perhaps I will compost them…
I keep failing to mention this, but I am abstaining from using the Spotify app for the month of February to see if I miss it. While there has been a lot of backlash for the service recently, my aim is to see if I can cut the $9.99 monthly fee. I have music options via Apple and Amazon, so I hope that I can make the break in March. Speaking of money for services, I read last night that Amazon is going to raise the price of Prime membership by $20/year again. As if that company doesn’t have enough fucking money! I believe they reported nearly $15B in profit for the last quarter. Two month’s worth of Spotify cancellation can absorb the price increase, spin the end I will save $100/year.
Looks as if I will make some more spending cash from surveys as I lucked into a $50 hard ice tea survey with Jackson on February 16.
This morning I ate a batch of King Arthur gluten free pancakes. The mix was free, thanks to a rebate provided by King Arthur Flour. Apparently I make pancakes twice the size of Bonnie as I was able to make four pancakes, where she said she made eight from the same ratio listed on the package. Had you not told me that these were gluten free I may have never noticed. And on top of that they were tasty, especially slathered with real maple syrup.
Given that the rain is supposed to end in a few hours and then the temperature is supposed to drop almost thirty degrees, I am unsure of what I am doing today. We had much more than I originally saw predicted, so WLF soaked. I am disappointed that I didn’t finish installing the new raised garden bed before the rain arrived, that red clay will be much harder to work with now.
The rest of the weekend is also up for grabs as no hare for tomorrow has been announced, and there is no hashing this Sunday. It’s supposed to be cold, but the sun is also supposed to be shining so perhaps I will get in walking/hiking and brewery visits. As of now I am meeting Betsy and Bella for a walk tomorrow morning.
What’s on your agenda? Whatever it is you do I hope it is joyful. Stay healthy my friends.