The latest jigsaw puzzle has been completed and the dining room table is once again arranged as if I were going to have guests over for meals.

For last night’s dinner I made a chili that I never would have made previously, nor would I have eaten as a child. To a box of Carrol Shelby chili mix I added a block of Impossible burger, a tube of Impossible spicy sausage, a diced onion, a diced green pepper, a can of black beans, a can of kidney beans, the remainder of the bottle of tomato passata that I opened earlier in the week, and a can of Sam Adams Hazy NA IPA. Talk about a cupboard/refrigerator/freezer cleaner! This chili may have tasted better with a less fruity beer like a lager, but I am trying to find ways to use up this NA IPA; it was delicious!

I think today’s major effort should be to once again work on cleaning/organizing/decluttering my house.

No great shakes planned for the weekend. I really should get some exercise, even if my body is less than cooperative. I may treat myself to a meal out, or perhaps a trip to a grocery store so that I can buy perishables for meals next week.

Wordle: three, my starter was LAGER
Connections: perfect, Purple > Green > Yellow > Blue

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29 Responses to 2024-01-19

  1. Sally says:

    How’d the heck did you get Purple first. Your mind thinks in strange ways. lol. Perfect connections: yellow, green, blue, purple.

    Wordle in 4. I could have gotten it in 1 but I guessed the wrong word.

    Got 3rd in Trivia last night. Our boy David “made” us to do Tequila shots again.

    Working today. Strider is coming to visit. I can’t wait to see him. Working tomorrow too. I’ll be at Red Top State Park on Sunday running the Red Top Rumble Course to make sure it’s all good for the GUTS race in a couple of weeks. GUTS party at Lenny’s on the Marietta Square Sunday night too.

    • I believe that I have proven in this blog’s nearly twenty year run that my mind works in strange ways. 😀

      I am currently wearing the Red Top Rumble shirt I earned in 2009. I miss being able to run. Hell, at this time I really miss being pain free, and can’t recall the last time that I was. 🙁

  2. For the first time I wondered where this year’s BRAG layover town will be — Milledgeville. We must remember to do a cheers to Benny that night. Do we know on which day the BRAG century will be?

  3. Barb says:

    Sam Adams Hazy NA IPA. – doesn’t Betsy drink this sort of NA beer?

    We always use the Carol Shelby box of chili spices -I even tried using the white chili packet in my last white chicken chili. ITs so much easier htan trying to figure out all the correct spices.

    Speaking of chili – we have 7 or 8 people making Chili for the Wheelhopper 500th – so I won’t have to make too much myself.

  4. Jenka says:

    Had my monthly therapy session yesterday, much needed since my last session was early December. Then we went to Ocean Wave for dinner.

    The new countertops look great!


  5. Jenka says:

    Wordle in 3 using STEAL.

    Connections: one mistake, blue > yellow > green > purple.

    We are heading up to the cabin this afternoon. It’s the perfect weekend to hunker down with a fire!

  6. Steve says:

    Wordle in 4, Connections

    No word on parts for HVAC. The system is running at a fixed temp, which was actually too warm last night.

    I may have to kill the dogs. Bennet would not shut up this morning. I had let them out about 3:30 and by 6 he was whining again. Debbie got up and let them out and still he was whining. Grrrr…

    40 tough minutes on the trainer last night. A good workout I’ve done before.

    – FP

  7. Barb says:

    Blue- Green – Yellow- Purple.
    again – I’d never get the purple.

    Wordle in 3 – that made me happy

  8. Bob says:

    Wordle in 4 using REACT, no idea how I made that leap.
    Connections fail 🙁 I thought I had a category locked up but guessed wrong. 3 guesses later it was a fail. Boo!

    Laura’s office mates are joining a bowling league and have invited me to join. I’m excited about this because I love bowling but the league is at Comet Pub & Lanes (formerly known as Suburban lanes). Driving to Decatur on Friday evenings will be not so much fun.

  9. I left the house!

    I am currently in Chamblee/Doraville and have just finished eating string beans with ground pork, with some white rice and hot and sour soup. Yum!

  10. Barb says:

    I left the house!
    Went to the Y for a gentle yoga class.
    They had a chili cookoff with a whole lot of (mostly) old people going on.
    I don’t get the emails (Allan does) so I was shocked .

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