飯糰和小熱狗 | 十月30日2019 星期三
喜歡把家中食譜當作閱讀書籍的我，決定把家裡食譜煮一遍。有些食譜讀了好幾遍，卻不曾下廚做一次。這想法以前看完美味關係（Julie & Julia）就想做，但懶惰遲遲沒有動作。十月回台灣，又帶了幾本食譜回來。坐飛機回來沖繩時莫名衝動，覺得是時候實行這計畫了！隔天列好買菜清單，衝到市場採購，迫不及待下廚開煮！
Rice Ball and Mini Hotdog | October 30th, 2019 Wednesday
I like to read cookbooks in my past times, and I’ve decided that I would like to cook the dishes that I read about. Certain recipes have been on my to-cook list for a long time, but lack of motivation has gotten the better side of me. I need to channel in some Julie & Julia in my life! This past October, I brought back a few more cookbooks from Taiwan. I made myself a promise on the plane that I would start making these dishes for real. The next day I started making recipes and ingredients list, headed to the supermarket, and eager to start cooking!
Rice ball is completed by miso soup in my opinion. The author was right to suggest that making rice ball requires ingredient preparation the same as surgeons organize their instruments for a procedure. The order is important. UN thought the mini hot dogs were a little on the sweet side, but I find them to be just right!
三明治 | 十月31日2019 星期四
Sandwich | October 31, 2019 Thursday
Happy Halloween! Originally my friend and I had planned a lunch date after our work out, but because I already had planned to dine out that night, I invited my friend over for sandwich. I think sandwich is still best with white toast, wheat toast taste almost too healthy. Recipe says to use butter, but I didn’t want to gain back all those calories that we just burned at the gym.
What did you all do for Halloween? I was following three minions trick-or-treating on base, and helped myself to some candies too. The selection of candies that they handed out on Kadena Air Force Base was not too shabby I had to say. I approve! Definitely returning here next year!
義大利麵 | 十一月1日2019 星期五
Spaghetti | November 1, 2019 Friday
I like my spaghetti to have more sauce than spaghetti. It’s unorthodox, but still my preference!
First time cooking spaghetti with ketchup, it’s easy to find, don’t need to cook tomatoes, bake tomatoes, or prepare other ingredients. I still prefer slow cooking the ketchup to make the sauce, but when you are hungry and want to make lunch quick, this is not a bad method.
November 4, 2019 Monday
Our kitchen is normally closed for the weekend, for it’s when UN and I eat brunch at a cafe, and dine out with friends at night.
Didn't have time to grocery shop, so instead of following a recipe, I’ve decided to empty our fridge. Make a hearty bone broth with lots of ingredients. The broth was so heavenly that I wished I had made more. I learned how to make soup base from a Japanese mom. Soak dry seaweed until soft, boil on low for 10 minutes. Fish out the seaweed and then add some bonito flakes, don’t let it cook for too long.
Been waking up at 4am to workout, almost falling asleep while cooking dinner. Just when we are cleaning up after dinner, it’s almost bedtime already. My eyelids are now heavy, need to get up at 4am again tomorrow morning. Good night!
P.S. Do you guys find cooking daikon smells like… fart?!
蒜炒青菜、煎雞肉 | 十一月6日 2019 星期三
Vegetable Stir Fried with Garlic & Grilled Chicken! | November 1, 2019 Friday
UN had a rare chance to eat lunch at home, and I wasn’t too busy, so I decided to cook!
Recipe says broccoli, but I used whatever vegetable there was in my fridge. No broccoli, and I even forgot to put in garlic, but I followed through with the rest of the recipe. We laughed at my own creation, but still enjoyed it.
馬鈴薯燉肉 | 十一月7日 2019 星期四
Potatoes and Pork | November 7, 2019 Thursday
UN sang so much praises for this dish! I used 3 potatoes, thought it was a lot, and for sure would have leftover for tomorrow’s lunch, but UN finished them all! I will reward his appreciation by cooking this more often and fatten him up!
Every dish has my homemade kimchi in it. I learned how to make kimchi from my friend S, and she learned it from her mom. The recipe is easy, all you need are cabbage, garlic, fish sauce, scallion, Korean gochu powder. Mix them all together and wait 3 to 4 days and taste. Next time I should make kimchi hotpot!
Good luck to UN on his command hike tomorrow! He’s gonna have to carry a heavy load and hike for 3 miles!