Day 31 – All of this shelter-in-place is starting to feel, well, normal. Some days it seems like this is the way it has always been and always will be. And other days it seems like this has just been a horrible dream. Today is a good day for me. I am beginning to see the upside of having us all together. My office is getting cleaner, our kitchen is bit by bit getting cleaned out, our basement…. With next week’s furlough for my wife I have asked her to clean out the garage and start on our yard. We never use our backyard because the way our house is set up you have to leave the house go around the side yard to a gate to get in the yard. There is no direct access from the house to the yard.
We have celebrated Easter, a birthday, and the start of Spring all while in the house. Yes, they have all been “different” than they used to be but they were wonderful too. Being together with no where else to go has forced us to rethink what these days are really about. Mindfulness is easier with nothing to distract you.
We still have quite a bit of pork in our freezer. It was very inexpensive so we stocked up on some really nice pork chops.
My family loved this dish. I was okay with it. The pork was good but it had a bit of a bitter undertone (the fish sauce) for me.
I served this with Amish noodles with Parmesan and butter and Italian green beans.
Vietnamese Pork Chops