Just not feeling up to much these days.  Keeping the basic sides going, and sloppy joes are a staple.This is about what I’m calling going the extra mile.  I bought a couple of sweet potatoes so I would have some on hand for a Hot Mess and waited too long.  One of them developed moldy soft spots so I cut the bad out and baked the rest of it in butter and olive oil with a touch of pancake syrup and a sprinkle of brown sugar.  Not bad!  The chicken thighs were from frozen in the instapot and finished in the toaster oven with sesame oil and oyster sauce.  The green beans got the same treatment in a saute pan.I made the reuben sammiches the other day and put the rest of the corned beef in the fridge.  Hash was the best use for it that I could think of.  The chives are sprouting in the pot I left out all winter on the patio bench so I cut them off for a little color.  I should separate them and re-pot.From his spot on the couch Gabe can keep an eye on the picnic table feeder.  Provided, of course, that the solid door is left open.  He lets us know if the is a dangerous squirrel about.Ramen is a go-to when imagination fails.  Plus, it’s easy and I’m lazy.Katie, checking out the stump while on a pee run.