Thursday, July 20, 2017

Japanese Meal

Thursday, July 19
I was going to cook yesterday, but J grilled chicken. So it's almost 1 week since I cooked last time. Then my body (stomach?) was screaming for Japanese food. It was not much but I am happy!

Shrimp & Avocado, Dashimaki (Japanese Omelette), Kimchi Potato Salad, Onion Salad, Daikon Radish, Green Pepper & Enoki Mushroom 

Leftover Dinner

Sunday, July 16
We still have tons of food from yesterday. That means, I don't need to cook for a while. haha

Smoked Salmon and some appetizers my friend brought

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Birthday Party!

Saturday, July 15
Although it was a short notice, my good friends got together and spent time with me. Great meal, cold beer and fun time!

It's My Birthday!

Friday, July 14
Yay, it's Friday finally! and it's my birthday. J asked me what I wanted to do, but I just wanted an easy and quiet evening. So we had champagne and some appetizer with Dad and neighbor. For lunch, my boss said "Happy birthday, your lunch is on me!" and gave me Olive garden gift card. So I think I had a good birthday!

Lunch at Olive Garden

Lasagna: It was a small lunch combo portion ... I still couldn't finish it. Yes, I am old.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wings Night at Bigham

Wedneday, July 12
Girls night out at Bigham Tavern. Ok, this week is pretty tough. I went out for happy hour on Monday and I had an evening shift yesterday. And I have a plan tomorrow evening ... I can't wait for this weekend!

Dinner at Bigham Tavern
Sweet Chili Wings and Vegetables

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

City Works at Market Square

Monday, July 10
I went to City Works for happy hour. Both my friend and I got stuck in traffic and it was 5:50 p.m. when I took a table. We had only 10 minutes to order for happy hour. I picked beer and a few appetizers. The server came back in a minute and said "Would you like to order another beer before the happy hour is over? We still have 2 minutes". How sweet she was!

Dry Curry

Dinner at City Works
BBQ Chicken Salad: It has jicama in the salad. I had no idea what it was. The texture is similar to Daikon Radish, but it was not my favorite.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Real Sea Chicken

Sunday, July 9
When I bought fish for sashimi on Friday, I also got a tuna jaw too. After scraping some meat from the jaw, I grilled it in the oven. Now I understand, why tuna is called, chicken of sea. The texture is very similar to chicken. It was good! I was lucky that they just starting cutting a whole tuna. Hopefully I can get it again.

Tuna with Ginger Sauce: Should I call Sea Chicken now?

Cheese, Turkey, Olive, Blueberry, Cracker

Salada: Lettuce, Carrot, Corn, Artichoke

Lamb Steak on Mashed Potato

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Carbohydrate Saturday Night

Saturday, July 8
I had to go to work today and J didn't want to cook. So we went to Pomodoro. Again I picked wrong pasta but I still enjoyed it. Oh.... to much carbs. I feel like I would have to run full marathon.

Dinner at Pomodoro 
Scallop Diana


Pomodoro Stromboli

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Maguro Donburi and Sashimi Dinner

Friday, July 7.
I was off today. J and I went to Strip District and got fresh fish. It was such a gourmet day!

Pittsburgh Hash (?), Scrambled Egg: I tried to make the Pamela's Pittsburgh Hash, but it didn't work. Well, I used leftovers of sausage and sauerkraut. I guess there were not enough sausages.

Maguro Donburi

Cucumber Salad

Potato, Carrot, Onion

Salmon, Tuna, Flounder, Scallop: This cost about less than $25. I think I am not going to eat out for Sashimi anymore in Pittsburgh.

Southern Tier in North Shore

Thursday, July 6
I went to Southern Tier in North Shore for dinner, which I wanted to go since they opened. First, Southern Tier 2X is one of my favorite and I have bottles in the fridge at home. So Beer was good of course, and I enjoyed food too. What I learned was that I should have checked the schedule for stageAE. It took me about 30 minutes to find a parking spot.

Dinnre at Southern Tier
Small Nacho: Shareble for 2-3 people

Winter Green: Fried Cauliflowers were so good. I would like to Crispy Parmesan Cauliflower for appetizer next time.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Stuffed Portabella Mushroom

Wednesday, July 5
It feels like Monday today. I didn't have a party or anything special yesterday, so I feel ok. I know some of my friends are hungover. lol

Tuna and Vegetable Curry Stir-fry: This curry flavored stir-fry is my favorite these day. Just make a regular stir-fry and add curry powder. Yum.

Stuffed Portabella Mushroom, Asparagus, Corn Salad

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

What are you doing on 4th of July?

Tuesday, July  4.
Thank god that I am off today. I am still tired from the weekend trip. So I didn't do anything special for the Independence day. I just did regular weekend households; cleaning, laundry and dishes. We opened good wine for dinner. That is our celebration. Happy 4th of July!

Dashimaki, Asparagus, Rice, Miso Soup

Pittsburgh Salad: Grilled Chicken, French Fries, Salad

Shrimp Cocktail, Artichokes, Salami, Turkey Breast, Cheese, Crackers

Filet Mignon, Asparagus and Portabella Mushroom, Corn Salad

Monday, July 3, 2017

Sunday in Toronto

Sunday, July 2
Time flies. It's time to go back home. We didn't do anything special, but I enjoyed spending time with my little sweet niece. And I can't appreciate enough J to drive all the way here. I already miss her but hope she enjoys the rest of weeks in Toronto.

Breakfast at Yaya
Avocado Benedict: Finally we ate good meal. Well, it's kinda my fault that I didn't research enough. Anyway this avocado benedict was fantastic. The chips and salad on the side are good too.

Shrimp Cocktail, Cheese, Cherry, Cracker: Yes, we are home. I didn't want to cook at all, but I didn't want greasy junk food either. Anyway, home sweet home.

Kielbasa and Sauerkraut

Canada Day in Canada

Saturday, July 1.
We are staying in Mississauga and there are not many dog friendly restaurants. And I didn't know it's Canada day weekend. Many restaurants and stores will be closed tomorrow. hmmm. 

Breakfast at Hawthorne Cafe
Bagel BLT: Thank god, this is outside seating and dog friendly.

Friday in Toronto, Canada

Friday, June 30
I'm visiting my niece staying in Toronto! We are gonna stay there for 2 nights. Can't wait to see her!

Scramble Egg, Sausage, Broccoli, Brown Rice with Quinoa

Dinner at Jack Astor's in Canada
Asiago Chicken Caesar Salad

Sausage Ratatouille

Thursday, June 29

Sausage Ratatouille: I didn't have any meat for ratatouille, so I tried sausage. It worked pretty good!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Fried Fish and Vegetable Sauce

Wednesday, June 28

Lunch for J
Shredded Beef, Red Pepper, Broccoli on Rice

Fried Fish with Veggie Sauce, Konnyaku, Broccoli

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Udon Noodle Salad

Tuesday, June 27
I was going to eat curry for lunch, but I didn't feel like it. So I pick Udon noodle for lunch. Yup, it's gluten. But oh well, I can cheat sometimes. :p

Udon Noodle Salad: Lettuce, Red Pepper, Seaweed, Shredded Beef, Ginger on the noodle

The Last Night Without J

Monday, June 26
I was going to a park with dogs after work, I was too tired. So just relaxed at home and enjoyed the last dinner without J.

Chicken Gizzard, Creamy Tofu Salad, Salad, Chicken Liver, Shredded Beef

Monday, June 26, 2017

Me-Time Sunday

Sunday, June 25
I went out to meet friends 2 days straight. So now, I need me-time. I took my doges for a walk in the morning, did some households and went yoga before dinner. It was a really good weekend. Hope I will have a good one next week too.

Fried Egg, Sausage, Toast, Salad, Cherry, Grapes, Strawberry: American breakfast today!

Gyoza, Chicken Gizzard, Lettuce Salad: It's kinda Chinese?

Chicken Gizzard, Chicken Liver, Broccoli, Creamy Tofu Salad: I eat whatever I wanna eat and something J doesn't like. Happy Sunday!

Lunch at Harmony Inn

Saturday, June 24
I missed my friend last night for happy hour and we decided to go for a walk together. After walking, a few more friend joined us for lunch at Harmony Inn. It was such a perfect Saturday.

Grilled Salmon, Salad, Miso Soup, Rice: Wow, this is typical Japanese breakfast!

Lunch at Harmony Inn
Cucumber Mule: Of course, I had beer before this cocktail.

Harmony Reuben: OMG, it was delicious. They have gluten free menu too. .... You know I had reular ones though.

Friday Night at Pomodoro

Friday, June 23
After having a plan to go out with my friend, other friends invited me for a happy hour. If I had known earlier, I could have had the dinner plan on Saturday. Anyway, my friend suggested me a local Italian restaurant/pub/bar. I was not excited about it, but it was a nice surprise! I liked it. It is not like fancy Italian, but it's good enough to have in local.

Dinner at Pomodoro

Pesto Cream with Meatballs: It was good but it's very rich and heavy.