Quarantine Provisions: Everything Bagels

Long time no post. We’re all living in that nether-space of Blursday, the Eleventy-Shifth of Marprilay, and it’s been hard to keep up with things. Mea Culpa.

I decided to become the ultimate Quarantine Stereotype, and try my hand at bread-baking — but because it’s me, I went for one of the things that I miss most about living in NY: Real, honest-to-god BAGELS.

So first: A brief highlight reel:

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Quarantine achievement unlocked: homemade bagels.

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Quarantine Provisions: Crock Pot Kielbasa

Took a few days off, but here I am with another quick recipe for all your shelter-in-place needs. This one is a crock pot dish — just set it and go — and again, will yield easily-reheated leftovers!

Crock Pot Kielbasa.


• 2 (14 ounce) cans sauerkraut, drained
• 5 or 6 potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
• 4 tart apples, sliced
• 3/4 cup apple juice or cider
• 1 pound Polish sausage, cut into chunks
• 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
• 1/4 teaspoon pepper
• 1/2 cup of brown sugar
• 3/4 teaspoon salt.

Layer sauerkraut, apples and potatoes in crock pot, with spices and then add liquid.  Cook 3 hours on high (4-5 hours on low) until potatoes are tender.  Tasty tasty.

Quarantine Provisions: Posole

Here’s another recipe that takes a little while to make, but should leave you in yummy leftovers for a few days: Posole.

5 California Chili Pods
15 oz can of tomato sauce
2 oz+ menudo mix*
2-3 pigs feet (halved)
2 Tbs tomato paste
3 Tbs chili powder
56 oz of white hominy
2-3 lbs Pork shoulder/butt
1 bunch of cilantro
1 onion
1+ limes

*(Menudo mix is a mexican spice mixture — often sold in 2 oz bags. If you don’t have any in your local grocery, you can make an approximation: 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes, ½ teaspoon basil, ½ teaspoon rosemary, ½ teaspoon ground cumin, ½ teaspoon dry powdered mustard, ½ teaspoon oregano, ½ teaspoon sugar, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon cumin seed.)

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