PLN

A 553-post collection

Friday. Loaf time.

We were almost out of bread, the last of the extant sourdough had gone the way of all mortal things. Mould. Dang. Then this morning, at what I affectionately call "f-off o'clock", I was woken by the delicate clanging of my measuring cups.

Turns out, my Beloved was making kit bread. On the very eve of the day that I would be making more sourdough. They're doing it to use up the kit bread supplies, including the dry yeast we have lying around.

I'm letting them get away with it.

Their bread turned out fine, by the way, despite the fact that the yeast packet was left open for who-knows-how-long.

I know all the secrets of my sourdough so I know my loaves will turn out magnificent.

Sweden's had a massive amount of Covid-19, there's people who have it and never know about it until tests show them. All it takes is one long-term consequence and half the freaking world is going to die.

We started this year with Australia being on fire. Now the USA is on fire in metaphor, since it looks like the entire world is tired of the USA's racist bullshit. Including most of the former supporters of said racist bullshit. They can't pretend, any longer, that it was the victims' fault.

They're watching, live on TV, that the police have been the biggest escalators of violence and property damage in this conflict.

Of course, the Muppet's Fascist Dictator Handbook includes and instruction that reads, "Hide in bunker," and that's exactly what he did before using the army to clear the streets so he could pose with a bible in front of a church. Like that's all that matters.

We're watching the USA eat itself live on international news feeds. In the middle of a pandemic that was poorly handled from the get-go.

Do the side of justice a favour and search YouTube for "how to help black lives matter when you have no money". Turn off your ad blocker, pick one. Let it play all the way through with your volume at 50% minimum. Like, then comment. You can watch anything else you like for a while and do it again[but don't pick the same video]. This will send money to the cause most worthy. I do this three times a day, and I regret that I don't have that much time for the cause.

Every little bit helps.

I don't have money to spare, but I can give my time.

You may not have money to spare, but there is time. Use your time well. Spend your time on other people, and that's an investment towards a better tomorrow.

Wednesday, Depression looms

I have left: One more sugarloaf than I have Wombok to match, and my version of coodles involves an even numbering of both for a fair flavour profile. I also have some untouched Bok/Pak Choy [I am too white to tell the difference, forgive me], a brace of spring onions, a plethora of broccoli, and a whole honkton of teeny zucchini and UNBELIEVABLY HUGE carrots.

I am seriously pondering making Coodles2: Electric Boogaloo - aka Carrot Noodles and seeing if that

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Strange Projects

I have created some Zucchini and Carrot cheese bake, and I have re-invented Quiche, this morning. I also owe my Patrons some stuff.

Not a lot of progress, but at least I seem to be maintaining my two hundred words per day this week. So far, so good.

Recipes in my foodie blog as soon as I can wrangle it.

My attention, for the most part, is making good foods. I'm also washing up some of my old takeout boxes so I

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A Case of the Mondays

Saturday was acquisition. Sunday was prep. I managed to accomplish:

  • Butter mushrooms
  • Thin coodles(cabbage noodles)
  • 1 big batch of cauli mash
  • Butter-fried eggplants

I did create broodles [broccoli noodles] but I haven't cooked those yet and I should probs give those bad boys a light steaming. That's something that can happen today.

Today's plans include watching Toasty stream [it's 1AM right now], writing, and cooking up some meat portions to go with some veg into a few prepped meals. Mostly because

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Meal Prep Extravaganza

I have spent very close to three hundred and fifty-five dollars on ingredients, almost all of which shall be turned into tasty pre-prepared meals because my default mode is heat-then-eat.

There's a lot of cauliflower, and I was able to get some ENORMOUS mutant cauliflower, so that means a lot of cauli mash. Delish.

I might be attempting a crustless quiche [aka "Egg Casserole"] at some point later in the day. There's going to be a LOT of cooking. Alongside the cauliflower,

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Success?

I've learned another lesson: Don't try to get fancy with my bread scoring. My loaves split in the wrong way, but they're still tasty bread and they're still going out to the peeps I promised them to. Lord alone knows how, but they're both going out on Monday afternoon.

Fun.

Between then and now, I have PLNs to go forth and acquire vegetables. There shall be lots of cooking and packing pre-made meals. Plus documenting the same on my foodie blog.

I

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Bread Day and Muffins

Today I am making wholemeal loafs to go out to others not me. One for Chaos' teacher and one for Capt. S at her insistence. The starter harvest, gathered closer to midnight last night than the dawn, has gone into an attempt at Health Muffins(tm) that also utilise the bruised and wrinkly apples that miss Chaos no longer wishes to go near.

Recipe will be appearing in my foodie blog as soon as I care to document them.

I am, however,

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Disorganised today...

...datorganised tomorrow. Of course, tomorrow never comes because it's today when it gets here.

I have PLNs to make some wholemeal loaves, starting tomorrow. I shall be gifting one to Chaos' teacher. What happens to the other one all depends on who puts their hands up for a loaf first.

I've asked MeMum. Next, I shall ask Capt. S. After that, Chaos' bus lady gets her chop. If all refuse, I might offer to neighbours, IDK. Or I might enjoy some toast

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From Mission Impossible to Yakety Sax

Today's PLN includes a trip to my shrink, a mission for cream and maybe strawberries, and the usual nonsense that is what passes for a life in my neck of the woods.

Thusly, I shall be posting what there is of my Patreon offerings first. I know I'm writing in my novel again, but there's still not a finished chapter because the chapter in progress isn't long enough.

I do not have more of much. Sorry Patrons. At least I should be

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Monday Morning Extended Version

Toasty has moved her stream times to Monday Morning at Fuckoff AM, my time. So I face the beginning of the week with lack of sleep as a bonus score. Fortunately, my Beloved did some of the good math and figured out I should fall asleep REAL early so I could get enough rest to face my long-arse day with at least vigor.

It's worked. I have some tinned caffeine to imbibe when I flag later on today. I have yet to

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Friday. It's time for bread

So. This morning so far is:

  • Feed cats
  • Consult with Beloved visavis bread making [it's white loaves this time]
  • Feed starters
  • Make pancakes out of harvest for Chaos
  • Realise that Chaos wants to eat them at home (fml)
  • See Chaos off to school
  • Finish making the pancakes
  • Prep for bread [weighing, sifting, containing]
  • Finally have coffee and pills
  • Unfuckening the house
  • And now I get to sit down and work for a change

It's been a busy morning, and I still haven't

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So Far...

It's headed towards the end of the week and I'm incrementally progressing on getting things done. This week, I managed to get all of my scheduled output online on time instead of derping out and forgetting for a majority of the time.

Tomorrow promises to be bread day(tm) and I'm actually pondering doing a wholemeal run and a whitebread run consecutively because some dough just rises quicker. The problem is - I no longer have proper lining for my proofing baskets.

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I feel better about today

I didn't get my coconut milk, yesterday. I was just too darn exhausted to drive to Costco and get it. Beloved could drive me there, but I had to remain conscious for two further hours.

Nope.

I fell the heck to sleep.

After a decent night's rest, I shall be venturing to the shops later on in the day. Costco doesn't open before ten and, now that I can stay awake until the afternoon, I shall do that and go get my

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It's an INTERESTING day!

Woke up at a quarter to midnight and realised - hey, Toasty's having a stream and if I go back to sleep, the alarm is just going to wake me up grumpy and useless.

So I got up and pootled around [finished a chapter of Lust of the Demon Lord, to be posted on Patreon this week. Yay] and enjoyed some GOOD GOOD THIRST ART which is tickling the shipping receptors in my brain. This is a good thing.

Also today -

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Happy Birthday, Chaos!

Miss Chaos is fifteen today, and we have cake, noms, and no rules because the world is ending. I'm deliberately avoiding news today because I don't need any more anxiety.

I don't want to learn what additional fucked up shit is happening out in the world. People are filling up their entire card for Apocalypse Bingo. The hell with that noise.

Today is a day to feast and be happy. Therefore, I am not searching out things that make me feel bad.

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