Every week that I planned to update posts on time, there would be something stopping me. This week it was a terrible headache so bad that I even took a day off work. Two days later, let’s try this updating business. 😛
Last week Monday I was at the cabin of my boss to have this half work and half outdoorsy thing. Our group at work spent the night and got a catering business to bring us all our food. There was cheesy veggie soup for lunch, and it was actually pretty good although I still think that veggie soup is pretty boring. But hey, at least they used fresh veggies and not frozen ones.
And for dinner at the cabin, something more fancy, aka salmon! Plus a creamy potato casserole and baked veggies. Not too shabby at all.
Here was the salmon plate I got going on. There was also Waldorf salad and a Greek salad.
After the fancy salmon food, when I got home, I got nothing much in the fridge so I made my emergency supply of Korean instant noodle, and of course, a pimped out version of it. Basically I just added the veggies I found in my fridge and a few slices of bacon. If you have never tried boiled bacon, you are missing out. 😀
Then Friday came and it was the National Donut Day. I was too lazy to actually go to a donut store, so instead I got a huge steak from my local supermarket. And I guess my Chinese side is showing, cos I actually like to eat steak with rice, plus a delicious sauce. Here I have some mushroom sauce. This was so decadent and satisfying. And since moving to my new place I got a new supermarket too and they sell very cheap steak, the cuts that are not that usual in other supermarkets cos Finns tend to like lean cuts like beef tenderloin or sirloin. I personally like my steak a little on the fattier side. Ribeye is usually my choice, but this time I gave a giant T-bone steak a chance. And steak is gooooood. 😛
During the weekend I recreate a dish from my childhood. In China there are lots of places that sell so-called lunchboxes. They are basically these buffet like take-away shops, where you would choose your protein, your veggies and your salty bits to go with your rice in a polystyrene lunch box. And the most common, and kinda also the cheapest choice is grilled pork, green veggies and a salted egg. And the flavor combination is something that would bring back memories. My mom just recently made salted duck eggs, so here is my attempt to recreate some childhood memories. 🙂
Anf for a fancy pants Sunday breakfast, I ate the last of my left-over kimchi omelettes. I chopped down a not-yet-quite-ripe avocado and fried it with eggs and parmesan cheese and then some cherry tomatoes too. Simple but quite satisfying especially when Sunday is usually the day I do a long workout in the morning.