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I harvested some greens from my indoor hydroponic planter. The greens can't get fresher than these, harvested right from my dining room. They are perfect with the Costco-size beef and pork. 

I cooked six dishes. Most left-overs will be frozen for later like after-work dinner when most times, we are too exhausted to cook.

I am grateful for the memory of cooking comfort I remembered from childhood in the Philippines--peanut stew, adobo, pork chops seasoned with lemon pepper, and sour soup. 

I am grateful for the recipes readily available from the internet, the oven, instapot, and air fryer. I was able to cook 6 dishes in 2 hours, preparation time included. You'd think I was in a cooking contest under time-pressure. Only the judges (my family) are more forgiving and very appreciative of my cooking.

I am grateful for the simple things I get to enjoy with my family--walking outdoors, however cold, before the snow hit--picture taking, and watching TV together.

I am even thankful for a friend and a co-nurse who is finally resting after two-month hospitalization from COVID. She must be in heaven.

Until next time.

Ten Things of Thankful


  1. So glad that your friend is healing.
    Simple things to enjoy with your family are the best!
    I love the photo of your grandson sitting on the car. He looks like he is trying to decide whether to use it as a slide. HaHa

  2. Meal prep is such a great idea! I used to do it when the kids were little. Now that my husband works from home, HE does the cooking and I don't have to worry about it!

  3. How cool is that to grab fresh greens from your... dining room! A friend of mine is from the Philippines and her chicken adobo is to die for. Family and the outdoors, surely tops in thankfuls. I'm glad your friend is better. 2 months is a long time to be in the hospital. I hope she has a speedy recovery.

  4. yeah (what Girlieontheeddge said, I mean, not fresh from the farm (miles away by truck, under the best of conditions).... but... "You want seconds? Hold on, I'll just go into the next room!!"
    (Good that you friend is on the upside of the illness)
    Have a good week.


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