Snow peas and fettuccine. With some kind of meat. I think shrimp. It was really good, though I think the only difference between what I make at home is the amount of fat and salt they use.
Dec 28, 2013
For a fancy restaurant and the price, I expected better.
The ribs were massive, as advertised, but they certainly weren't "falling off the bone". The meat had to be ripped off the bone violently with teeth. They were also burnt. It wasn't so much meat, as bone leftovers burnt to a crisp.
The wine was good. The veggies were wonderful. The potato was standard.
I recalled my friend praising the benefits of udon noodles: they don't need a fridge, they last for ages, they're easy to make, and are delicious. The memory appeared randomly while I was shopping.
So I bought some. Well. Like, twenty packages. And after tasting the meal, I have no regrets.
Vegs (from frozen)
Asian seasonings: soy sauce, hoisin sauce
I strongly recommend against pea pods. I always choke on them. Unless they're raw and peeled by me.
Dec 22, 2013
Even if they're sweet potatoes, barbecued/grilled. This is the second time I try them, and they're just not right. I think juicy vegs are okay with being frozen - like peppers and corn and peas and even carrots - but the mushy stuff does not freeze well. Goes for bananas too by the way. Unless you're using them in a smoothie. Anyway, I digress...
Frozen potatoes (to compare)
Some sort of protein
I think that's how you spell it...
I was, as usual, aimlessly wandering the aisles of Saveon, when I came upon a product titled Schnitzel. I recalled immediately that, on a whim, I had purchased a giant jar of sauerkraut at Costco the week prior. This was obviously a match created by fate.
I pared it with some sort of a side and some veggies, as per my standard style.
It was superb.
This was at Cactus club (for future reference).
Lamb meatballs (or bison? Some sort of exotic meat)
Angel hair pasta
Some kind of soft cheese (goat or feta)
I particularly liked the truffle oil. I would like to use it in cooking, but I'm worried I'll use too much. I need to learn how to use it.
I discovered hashbrowns at Saveon. This opened up a whole world of fast recipes. Although it's not that hard to grate some up at home. And I really should. But for those days when I'm too lazy (so... every day), this is just perfect.
Also: I had some smoked salmon in the fridge. It had been there for a few days, and wasn't as awesome as it was initially (but still pretty good). It made an absolutely perfect addition to an already fantastic meal.
Not sure where this one came from. I guess just an experiment in awesome.
Ground beef (with a bit of ground pork), extra lean
Hashbrowns (admittedly premade - from Saveon)
Veggies (the hash browns go best with the pea-corn-carrot mix)
Some smoked paprika
This was a genius inspiration. In my humble opinion.
Sundried tomato and basil pasta
Tomato and basil pasta sauce
Real tomato and real basil
Chicken broth added to chicken breast
Veggies (peppers in this dish)
Two things happened:
1. My phone camera broke, preventing me from taking photos.
2. I had to replace my phone, and have not backed up my photos, making me lose most of them.
3. I have now taken photos, and will upload them whenever I'm bored.
4. I will start right now.
5. Shopping has been difficult, because I can never decide what to buy/make, and I haven't been able to check my own blog for my own ideas - until now.
6. Yay new phone!
7. I obviously can't count.