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About klingklang77

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  • Location Ramersdorf, Munich
  • Nationality USA
  • Gender Female
  1. What are you cooking today?

    So for today’s Wednesday crock pot meal I did a peanut thai chicken curry over rice noodles.     I made the mix last night and threw it in this morning before I went to work and turned the crock pot on low. I’m not a huge fan of crock pot meals, but I need to do it on Wednesdays. Plus I have lunch for BF for the rest of the week and one lunch for me tomorrow.    So in a bowl I mixed (I eyeball a lot of measurements): a can of coconut milk a little bit of water (1/4 cup maybe), peanut butter (about half a cup-3/4 cup) rice vinegar 2 tsps maybe?  about 1/4 cup of soy sauce Half a diced onion one scallion white part cut up one red pepper cup into strips a squeeze of honey Minced garlic and ginger 2 tsp each maybe? sriracha to your liking   I mixed that up and mixed it in a container with four boneless whole chicken breasts and let it sit overnight.    I dumped it in the crock pot the next morning and cooked it on low for 6 hours.    Came home shredded it up in the crock pot and added a cornstarch slurry (2 Tbsps of cornstarch and water each), juice from one and half limes, fresh coriander, and some fish sauce.    I decided I wasn’t two happy with the spice, so I fried up about 2 Tbsps of red curry paste in a splash of oil and added that into the crock pot. I stirred it up until it was thick on warm (my crock pot goes to warm after your set time is done).    Cooked up the rice noodles according to directions. Rice noodles in bowls, put the shredded chicken curry in and topped with some crushed peanuts.    I know it sounds long, but if you have the ingredients on hand, it’s pretty easy. Next time I would change it up and just give a quick saute of the garlic, ginger, and onions until fragrant and then add the red curry paste and add that in from the beginning. But it was pretty good and leftovers for lunch the rest of the week.    Tomorrow is Shrimp Coconut Milk Red Curry Soup over soba noodles. I’ll see how that goes. I got a bulk package of red curry in individual packages, hence all the curry stuff!   
  2. What are you cooking today?

        Oh, that sounds good and easy. I’m always a little snobby about my meat, but if it’s in pasta or maybe a salad, I may give it a try with some meat from Lidl. How many grams of meat did you get? What’s the name of the rump steak cut here?    Thanks!
  3. Does anyone have a BestSecret invite to share?

    I’d like a code, too. 
  4. What are you cooking today?

    I made a cauliflower chick pea tikka masala over coriander and lime rice. It was a Hello Fresh meal for two, but I got four meals out of it. I really like Hello Fresh.    On Wednesday I did another crock pot meal. I put some cut potatoes on the bottom with some onions. Then I put a layer of frozen veggies on top of that and then a layer of chicken breast. I then melted some butter with garlic (about 8 cloves) and poured that on top. I cooked it on low for 6 hours and when I came home from work I shredded the chicken and it was good to go. Still have leftovers. It was all super easy, too. I just cut up the potatoes and put them in water the night before. I assembled it the next morning and it took about 10 mins. This was my own creation. Wednesdays are difficult because of my work schedule on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Next Wednesday I’m going to do peanut chicken over soba noodles in the crock pot.    This weekend I’m going to do shredded chicken and mix that with some buffalo wing sauce, top with crumbled blue cheese and serve as a lettuce wrap. I also may make a tomato soup that I got from Hello Fresh, but I need to use up all the leftovers first.     
  5. What are you cooking today?

    I made a chicken and potato cream stew. I wanted to use up what I had left in the fridge because I get a Hello Fresh delivery tomorrow (I order from them when I have a busy week).    I cut the potatoes and threw them in the crock pot with one small sliced red onion and garlic. I put the chicken on top. I then made a mix of one can of diced tomatoes with a teaspoon of balsamic and I added some Schmand and milk in that mix. Salt and pepper and cooked it on high for 3 hours. It is pretty good. 
  6. What are you cooking today?

    Well today, I had a package of nuts and then made myself two hard boiled eggs for lunch.   For dinner I did poached salmon (from Lidl, so super cheap) and put whatever I had in the fridge to use up (white wine, water, onion, garlic, lime and peppercorns). Took the salmon out and made a cream sauce with sour cream, milk and butter with the poaching liquid. I was pretty pleased with it. I also have leftovers now. I think next time I’ll use creme fraiche instead and maybe some parsley.    I usually just eat protein and veg. I don’t like sweets and bread is something that I may eat twice a week. 
  7. Apartment problems/Landlord

        Yes, that’s the next thing I need to do (asking about reduction of rent). They are a bit slow to respond, so I’ll let the Mieterverein respond, and then I’ll ask about the rent reduction. 
  8. Apartment problems/Landlord

        I think different people have different reactions to medication. I’m glad to hear it worked out for you. I used it years ago and had no problems. The second time I used it, I had these problems mentioned in the update.    I can break it down into small pieces:   -She refuses to take my ex’s name off the lease. She says that I do not make enough money based on my income from 2014. I make more now because of the Unterhalt and I’m working more. I have been in contact with my divorce lawyer and I was told that she really has no right to do this in the case of divorce. I will start proceedings on that (Mieterverein can’t do family law).    -She fixed the balcony door, but other repairs have not been made. The Rollladen still aren’t fixed and she basically said that she will take her time to fix these. She said she had no idea that there were problems, but I said this years ago. Heating still doesn’t work in one room.   -She has been stalling on the Nebenkosten for months. She actually said that she will only give me the Rechnungen for 2017-2018. I know what she is trying to do here. I’ve been here since 2014. I know my rights and that there is no time limit if they owe me money, but there is a time limit (two years I believe) for me to pay. I’m actually not sure on how they plan to even produce a Rechnung for 2014-2016 since there were no readings of any meters.    -She will not give me replacement keys (I only have one working one now). I need a second one for my cat sitter when I go away. The Mieterverein has addressed this already.    So I guess the only thing I can do is sit and wait for all the letters to go through and then go to court.    I’m trying to ignore all the gossip, but it just seems like such an invasion of privacy.    She has also said I have not paid my rent in months. I have and have bank statements to prove this.   
  9. Apartment problems/Landlord

      I’m just very sad that she had to call me an alcoholic because my motor skills have been messed up for a few years. You tell me how you would feel if someone said that to you because of that. Coming off of SNRIs is no joke. I have a support group for it, thank god. But the landlady’s comment was so below the belt. 
  10. Apartment problems/Landlord

      Do you have any idea how hard it is to find an apartment in Munich as a freelancer (income is not steady throughout the year, but I have Unterhalt with my ex) with three cats? I have been trying for months.    My plan now is that there is a job coming up in February that would be permanent and then boyfriend and I would like to find a place together. I am getting a lump sum in my divorce, so that will keep me going until then.    It isn’t a mental health issue right now. I was extremely depressed when my ex husband left me, understandably. I went to the doctor to get help for my anxiety issues. I got prescribed Effexor and then it landed me in the hospital from severe side effects. I decided that I didn’t want to be on it anymore and was given a schedule to wean myself off of it. However, that schedule was too fast, but I followed the doctor’s orders. Because of that I had severe withdrawal issues (shaking, sweating, lockjaw that affected my speech). You can read up on this medication yourself. I am not the only one going through it. I’ve been to a lot of doctors to get it checked out and I just have to wait.    If you want to call it mental health issues, then fine. I consider it a medical issue and mental health issues are included in that, but I digress.    No need to shame me for this. 
  11. Apartment problems/Landlord

    Well, I just want to give a quick update on this topic.    I have had the Mieterverein send two letters. She still hasn’t done anything to really rectify the situation.    She included that I have not paid my rent for months— this is not true and I have my bank details to confirm this. She then wrote some really horrible stuff about me to the Mieterverein. One day my boyfriend was sick and I had to call an ambulance. He has a medical issue. She said he was an alcoholic. This is not true. She was annoyed because his father picked him up one time. I’m just going to ignore this part because he doesn’t live here, and his medical issues are none of her business. He has a neurological issue as do I. This is something that brought us together.   She then continued to say that her neighbors are asking how she can even have such a tenant living in her apartment and continued and said that I had an alcohol problem, which I do not. She says that she sees me everyday and that I am a danger to her son because I slur and don’t walk correctly. First off, I do not see them every day. I usually just say hi and that’s it. My neurological issue is that I had a severe reaction to medication (Effexor) and it has been affecting me for two years. I came off the medication, and there were tons of issues with that that still affect me to this day. It’s getting better day by day, and I have countless notes from doctors that express this. It affects the way I walk and talk sometimes. It’s really embarrassing actually. Again, I don’t think my medical issues have any part in this.    I do occasionally go out with friends for drinks, but I’m not coming home and smashing things on the streets or in the house. In fact, I mostly work from home, so I don’t leave a few days a week.    She says we fight and I have called the police when that happens. NOT TRUE. I called the police once for another reason. I do not fight with my boyfriend like that. We do sometimes have loud sex.    It’s like she has made me out to be this horrible person by saying these things that she has no proof of. It’s like they are constantly watching me.    I wrote her a quick text to explain my medical issue, but I feel so sad that someone could almost “make fun” of it.    I’m so done at this point. I pay the rent. I do not make much noise or cause problems. This landlady is certifiable at this point. It’s lawyers all the way now. 
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    Bump. I can negotiate a better price if needed.
  13. Rowenta Air purifier

    Bump. I can negotiate a better price if needed. 
  14. Apartment problems/Landlord

      What? How am I suppposed to control the other person and how they react to a divorce? It’s messy. He’s also a lawyer and never divorce a lawyer. I have tried to be amicable and even my lawyer says that he is making it very difficult- in fact suing me for harassment, which did not happen, and he lost the court case for that. Then he wouldn’t pay the court fees and that’s when the Mahnungs started. I was advised that I am not to open his mail by my lawyer. I didn’t even want the divorce at first. This was his idea. If you only knew the extent of what I endured (things that there are no excuses for in a any relationship, you know one of those things where they say to leave, but it’s hard to leave), maybe you would a clue. So don’t sit here and say that I could have prevented what I went through.    If you ever have the unfortunate experience going through a messy divorce, then get back to me.    Until then, stay on topic. I’m not going to waste my time with someone like you. I came here for advice about my landlord. 
  15. Apartment problems/Landlord

      You act like I don‘t know how to be an adult. I am an adult, thank you very much. When someone leaves with all the paperwork and you are not allowed to open letters addressed to them, then what do I do? You seem to be one sandwich short of a picnic.    I‘ve been able to deal with a few things, but getting bills for stuff that I didn‘t pay for comes under another topic. Also getting bills for services I did not use is not really fair.    I‘ve already mentioned the Mieterverein and that‘s in the thread. stick to the thread and stop trolling.