Five on Friday

It's been a long time since I've done one of these posts and the first time on the new blog!

1. I saw one of the food delivery robots yesterday! It was crossing 14th Street NW at P.  They've been popping up all over DC and more and more of my friends have been spotting them.  Here's more info on the robots.  Crazy to think that we've really reached the point in the "future" where robots are really doing things like this.

2.  We tried a new recipe this week -- "egg roll in a bowl."  I first saw it on Katie's instagram story and new we had to try it!  The recipe is on Tip Hero and was adapted from Mostly Homemade Mom.  I further adapted it a bit and it was delicious.  I made a couple of tweaks to the recipe -- I used half ground pork and half ground turkey to lower the cholesterol a bit.  We used only 1/4 cup soy sauce but I think I'd actually use the full amount next time around.    Both Katie and a lot of reviews online suggested using less soy sauce, but we tend to love salty things and I used low sodium soy sauce so that may have made a difference.  I think next time I'll add even more cabbage & carrots -- possible double.  It was so good and I can't wait to eat the rest of our leftovers!! Here's a picture of our leftovers.  I served it over rice and topped it with green onions.  We both added a tiny bit of sriracha to our bowls.

3. I have had the worst cold all week.  I worked from home Monday and Wednesday and took a half day of PTO Tuesday.  I went to the doctor because I thought I had strep, but it turns out I didn't.  I'm on antibiotics anyway and have been guzzling Mucinex like it's my job.  I'm finally feeling a little better, but I'm still so stuffy and now have a lovely cough.  Guzzling Mucinex, you say?  Isn't that a pill, you say?  Bill decided to buy me the liquid version and it's awful.  It tastes like pureed menthol cough drops.  I do not recommend it.

4. We finally set up Pumpkin's new litter box.  It's hard to find a good place for a little box in a small one-bedroom apartment and I have wanted furniture to disguise his litter box for years and we bought this with some of our wedding money.  I think it looks so much nicer and hopefully we'll be about to make use out of the rest of it.

5.  We have a busy weekend ahead of us.  We have two birthday parties to go to tomorrow.  One is a cookout during the day for our friend and then in the evening we are going to a bar for another friend's 40th birthday.  We hope to get up early tomorrow to finally start getting our apartment organized and in order.  On Sunday, our only plans are to clean, organize and decorate our place. It's gotten so out-of-hand with clutter because we never fully unpacked/organized after the move that I'm embarrassed to even take 'before' pictures!

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  1. I hope that you feel better very soon!

  2. Mucinex is the worst, but I swear it's the only thing that works. I hope you're feeling better (I know I'm late to the party)... my mom's had the same cold for a week! Food delivery robots? So many questions. SO MANY.