We're supposed to be having a heat wave this weekend, so I absolutely don't want to go to my Aunt's house where it's over 100 degrees. However, I have been waiting for a hot day to clean my carpets. I live near the beach, so the sun didn't come out until afternoon. Then it didn't stay long, it was gone by 4pm. I vacuumed with the intent to follow up with the carpet cleaner but it never got warm! I only had enough time to go for a quick grocery run--oops I needed gas. So hard to find an open pump today, what gives? I got some ingredients to complete the chicken/potato salad.
Meanwhile I found some freezer burned rib eye in my freezer. Had no idea what to do with it but I wanted it out today. I bought a huge brown onion, thinking I'd do a "pan fry" in the instant pot. Had a change of heart by the time I got home with the onion. Threw in the frozen steaks, threw in a can of mushroom soup and a can's worth of water. It cooked, it was soft. I noticed a slight freezer taste. Fed Mom but I needed more flavor and I wanted to thicken the sauce. Doctored it up after dinner and cooked a bit more. I got what I wanted, minus what we ate for dinner. Success despite myself.
The pressure cooker that has been my life for the last 10 months has finally let up. Caught up on my projects at work. Auntie's house is up for sale and I've got the first two offers. I packed up the valuables but they're going to stay in the house until a month before the probate court date. I'm going to have to rent storage space. Then I'm going to rent more storage space & hire movers for my house so that I can make room to renovate. I figure everything will come together by the end of the year.
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