Dinner : made by J
As I had a half day off, I made big dinner. I bought salmon sashimi and I made it Yubiki. Yubiki is to bath a piece of sashimi in the boiled water for a moment and throw it into very cold water. Then it is done outside and still row inside. I know J likes salmon sashimi, but I wanted to try something new. He enjoyed it anyway.
Dinner : I rememberred that I didn't take a picture of meal after finishing Onigiri.
You might have already guessed. Yes, Onigiri and Tofu soup was leftover from dinner. Do you call it leftover? I made dinner in the morning and I had some.
Ingredients : serves 2
2 pieces of salmon
1 cup grated daikon rafish
a little salt
a litle flour
a little oilve oile
2 tbs Ponzu
1. Dress salt on salmon
2. Sprinkle flour on #1
3. Pour Ponze on radish
4. Pour olive oil in the pan and grill salmon
5. When the salmon is cooked, serve it on the plate and put #3 on the salmon
Ingredient : serve 2
1 cup (200cc) water
1 cube chicken bouillon - smash
1/4 middle onion - chop
1/3 middle onion - chop
8-10 celery leaf - chop
1 clove garlic - chop
2 red hot chillipepper - chop
5 almond - crash
1 chicken brest - dice
a little garlic salt
a little pepper
a little olive oil
1. Wash rice and drain well
2. Put chicken bouillon, water and #1 in the pot on high heat until boiling
3. Turn to very low heat and put the lid on. A heavy lid is preferred. Cook 10 min. Never open the lid during cooking.
4. Turn off the heat and wait for another 10 minutes. Never open the lid during wating.
5. Put olive oile, garlic and red hot chillipepper in a pan and heat
6. When it smells good, add other ingredients and stir-fry
7. When chicken and vegetables are cooked, turn off the heat and mix rice in the pan.
It was such a relaxing day. I cleaned the apartment, went to a gym and cooked dinner. Does it sound boring? I need a boring day when I have busy days. :)
12:30pm Pao de queijo
2:30pm(That's a Brazilian time!) Lunch : Picanha, rice, feijao, french fri, beer at Vila Nova
8:00pm Dinner : Pizza from Freezer, 2 glasses of red wine
8:30pm-9:30pm vodka shot x 3 (It is just around 9pm!)
It was a national holiday, Tiradentes, in Brazil. Tiradentes is know as a Brazilian hero and it is an aniversary of his death.
J and I borrowed bicycles and rode around the city. We left home before noon and got home in the evening. As we had lunch late and I was tired, I picked our favorite food............... Pizza (from freezer). Less working at kitchen, less dishes to wash.
I was not hungry this morning. Just in case, I brought lunch more than usual to work. I was right. I got hungry when I got work.
Yesterday, I got a call from J when I was on my way home. We met at Outback Steakhouse for dinner. Whew, I didn't need to have ramen for dinner.
Dinner : Hummus
Since I started working, I cook at night for the next day's dinner. Tonight's menu was going to be Sardine and Vegetable with Tomato sauce. Yes, it WAS. Last night, I made tomato sauce and took sardines out of the freezer. I was going to put it back in the refridgerator, but I totally forgot it. It didn't smell bad this morning, so I threw it into the tomato sauce. It looked tasty! I called my mom just to make sure that the sardines were ok. "Don't even think about it. Sardines get bad really soon. You would be sick " said Mom. What have I done? I should have called my mom before cooking. If I had know it, I could have kept tomato sauce. Sorry, J. Tonight's dinner is Ramen from a package.
Dinner should have been
I was almost about to forget to take a picture of dinner. Just after I finished my Onigiri, I remembered it.
I was too tired and I realized that I didn't take a picture of dinner. It looks like dumpling. It is cooked hamburger covered with cabbage. It is good for a chilly night.
We had dinner at the dining table after a long time. As J was sick and he prefered having his meal on the couch, I made food which can be served on one plate. J got better and we enjoyed a Japanese dinner. I am hungry for Miso-soup, but I've run out of miso paste. I have to get it soon!
I was going to make non-meat lasagna, but J wanted meat in it. So I made lasagna which has 20% meat and 80% beans. I can't believe that we had beef for 2 straight days. As I mentioned yesterday, it is very rare for us even to have beef at home. Is this how it goes that our food style is changing? I will try to have more beans if I wanna have beef.
Dinner is steak rice which is steak and zucchini on the rice. We eat beef at home more often these days. It was rare to buy beef before. I am saying that we didn't eat beef at home except hamburger. What made my idea change was the steak I bought last week. It was really cheap. Ok, see the picture of tonight's dinner. That was about US$1.5. This is Brazil!
I bought Yakisoba at Yakisoba house. I shared one for J, and it was big enough. Dinner.... the citrus is not grapefruit, it is lemon. It looks as big as a piece of fish? This is Brazil!
1:00pm Lunch : bread with peanuts butter, chips, a cup of coffee
4:00pm Chocolate ice cream
6:15pm Dinner : Curry rice, beer 350 ml x 1
8:00pm beer 350 ml x 1
Anytime water 16 oz
DinnerDear my cousin
I made Chicken curry. Are you happy now? You made fun of my non-meat curry before. Well, if last night's dinner was not BEAN's soup, I would have made BEAN's curry for sure.
11:00am Lunch : Ramen
4:30pm 2 cups of coffee, chocolate ice cream
6:00pm Dinner : Chicken sandwich, Beans soup, a glass of red wine
Anytime water 16 oz
I forgot to take a picture of dinner. This is the picture of the pot of Beans soup. I usually use tomato juice to make the soup, but I tried tomato pure this time. It worked and the soup was more like stew. It was good.
We went out for Happy hour but the restaurant didn't have it on Saturday. We had to wait for an hour until other restaurants open so we decided to have an easy meal at home. Steak! All I have to do is grill! I don't buy beef so often here and I realized how cheap it is. Look at the picture above. I had 2 pieces. One package had 4 pieces and it cost less than US$4. My American friend said it doesn't taste bad. Well, nobody can complain if they know the price.
I ordered a pizza for dinner. I thought I ordered 2 pizzas, but one half and half pizza was delivered. We had to share one pizza with 3 people, but it was not bad. Fortunately, Brazilian pizza has tons of cheese. It was not a bad mistake anyway. I found out that I could order a half and half pizza. J likes peparoni and I perfer less peparoni. It will work now.
It was Chinese night! I am glad that boys liked it. I was hungry for spring roll. We had lots of vegetables.