Archive for November 2008
These cookies are pretty damn good.
Fins the recipe at http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/11/chocolate-toffee-cookies/
This unfortunate meal is the result of many forces working against me. First and foremost: Union Jack. This powerful, seductively floral IPA tastes delicious going down, but it is not your friend! I usually stick to Pale 31, but sometimes the siren song of Union Jack is too strong for me to resist. Last night I had three and a half UJs. This led to a fight with my boyfriend (our first real fight ever and we’ve been together for a while now,) a big pot of untouched rice, and me going to bed without the lovely short ribs that had cooked all day in a soy based sauce with carrots and cabbage. I was really looking forward to that dinner. Damnit. There’s a reason we call it “Union Jackass” at work. And, I, of all people, should know better.
So, this is the antidote to my Union Jackass based hangover. Kimchi bokumbop. Otherwise known as kimchi fried rice with a shredded short rib, onions and garlic, soy sauce and Maggi. Mmmmmm… Maggi.
Sean also made me a Michelada to help with the healing this morning. He’s a good man. Even when I’m a (Union) Jackass.
Breakfast this morning was a repeat of breakfast yesterday.
I love the way tortillas puff up when you cook them. That cast iron skillet is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. I think I bought it my sophomore year of college, at a kitchen supply store in San Luis that no longer exists, specifically for tortillas, and that is about all I use it for, but I probably use it a dozen times a week. Best $14.00 ever spent.
Sean and I did discuss what to have for dinner tonight, and the consensus was: not Mexican food. That’s about as far as we got.
Are we the only ones who talk about future meals of the day while consuming their first meal of the day? I know I picked up that habit from my parents, but surely others do it too.
We haven’t really decided what we’re having for dinner yet tonight. Wine seems good enough for me. We had a late lunch anyway.
Also, I really enjoy drinking beverages out of Mason Jars. Especially really expensive wine and beer. Not that this is expensive. I think this was one of the more moderately priced bottles in our wine fridge. But, a hefty, hearty, delicious Linne Calodo tastes just peachy out of a jam jar. Try it. You’ll like it.
While I was throwing together breakfast I also cooked up some udon noodles, chilled them, dressed them and packaged them into two little rubbermaid containers for lunch. One for me to take to work, and one to leave in the fridge for Sean so he doesn’t starve to death while I’m at the brewery.
You can find the recipe for these noodles at Serious Eats.