I’m playing TV catchup tonight! I’m especially excited for the Survivor finale and Celebrity Apprentice. What can I say, I’m a total sucker for crappy reality TV.
Anyway, I had some seriously yummy food today! And I just realized that I use the word “yummy” a lot on this blog. On top of “delicious” and “tasty.” Whoops. But what are you going to do when you write a food and fitness blog? I guess I need to brush up on my thesaurus use!
Now, here are two of my YUMMY eats from today!
For lunch, I hopped over to Hi-So Thai with my boss and two work friends. It’s a great little Thai place with a pretty good lunch special and within walking distance from work. And therefore, the perfect lunch spot.
My boss and our friend Steve ordered their usual, the pineapple fried rice.
I ordered the drunken noodles with chicken, which were a little more oily than I would’ve liked, but super spicy and good! And the portion was a lot smaller than what you normally get at Thai restaurants, so I didn’t feel too guilty clearing my plate.
And our friend Brian ordered the chicken pad thai, which I didn’t manage to get a picture of.
All I snacked on the afternoon was some fruit, which wasn’t quite substantial enough. I got home from work a little before 6:30 and was huuungry!
My mom is seriously incredible at Chinese cooking and she brought me some of her Chinese-style empanadas when my family came up for Mother’s Day dinner yesterday. I don’t actually know if they have a name in Chinese, but we just call them “bing,” which is sort of a blanket term for lots of pan-fried things. I think the technical translation would be “pancake” though.
On the side, I had some of my leftover roasted grape, walnut, and goat cheese quinoa. It was still good!
Inside these empanada-type things is egg, scallions, Chinese vermicelli, and some tiny dried shrimp. It was hard to get a good photo, but trust me, it was YUMMY! And yes, I’m now embracing my overuse of that word.
One of my goals for this year is to get my mom to teach me how to make some of the amazing things she does! Her Chinese breakfast bread and homemade scallion pancakes are famous among our family friends. And she doesn’t even use recipes for most of it – she just manages to experiment in the kitchen and get what she wants in one or two tries!
As for my own cooking journey, I actually didn’t really learn how to cook until last year when I lived off-campus my senior year of college. My mom has always been impatient and unfortunately, I inherited the trait from her. So her attempts to teach me how to cook were somewhat disastrous! But now that I know the basics and a little more, I’m hoping it’ll be easier for us to get along in the kitchen.