Random Eats

Here’s a few of the random eats I’ve made recently.  Most turned out really well.

omelet

Spinach and kale omelet.  (with cheese) Normally I run the other way when I hear the “k word” but I was really hungry and there wasn’t much in the fridge this day.  Put a tablespoon of butter in the omelet pan and set it at medium.  Came out pretty well.  Would’ve been better with bacon.

 

porkchops

Pork chops from Omaha Steaks.  More of what the girlfriend’s mother got us.  Flavor was good, but they were surprisingly thin.  Cooked a little too quickly.  Nothing except butter, salt and pepper, and rosemary.  My new go-to method for pork chops.  Next time I’ll get thicker ones.

 

currychicken

Chicken curry.  This stuff is awesome.  I put two frozen chicken breasts in the pressure cooker and set it to high pressure for 30 minutes.  In the meantime, I cut up a tomato and an onion and sauteed in a pan with some oil.  I added a few generous heaps of Patak’s Mild Curry Paste.  Simmer it!  Add the chicken when it’s done…it will already be starting to fall apart.  Let it stew for a little longer (and finish falling apart) and it goes great over rice from the rice cooker.  Curry paste can be found in the international section of the store.  For extra spice I sometimes add some Sriracha Chili and Garlic (slightly different from their normal sauce – comes in a small jar with a green lid – a little dab’ll do ya).

 

Wine and Painting

No, I’m not a middle-aged divorcee…this wine and painting thing was actually a ton of fun.  The girlfriend and I went.  It took about 3 hours, and everything was provided for us (except the wine).  We (tried) to paint Van Gogh’s Flowers.  I was doing really well with the vase and the table, but once I got to the flowers it devolved into some sort of crappily painted hellscape.  Hers turned out much better.

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