Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Pork Chope with Ratatouille

Monday, February 27
Monday again. Today is Indian cooking class day. I usually don't drink until I get back home, but I needed to drink today after crazy busy day at work. I just had one beer and a glass of wine for dinner and left for the class. 

Pork Chop with Vegetable: I made ratatouille last night. So I just grilled pork chop and added the ratatouille on the top. Yum.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup

Sunday, February 26

Flounder, Brussel Sprout, French Fries: It looks like dinner. I wanted to have sandwich but I didn't have enough bread.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Bagel Sandwich with Homemade Pickles: It looks like lunch. lol.  I found one bagel in the freezer I tried to make broccoli cheddar soup first time. I found the recipe and it was good.

Homemade Chinese

Saturday, February 25
I found spring roll wraps at a grocery store near my house. So I decided make Chinese meal and invited some friends. Not super fancy, but I think the food tasted good.

Glass Noodle Salad

Spring Roll

Steamed Chicken

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Japanese Dinner

Wednesday, February 22
I got a big egg plant on the other day. I used some for Mapo eggplants on Monday, and I used the rest for simmered eggplants. I thought it was pretty good. But I didn't know that J was not a big fan of eggplants until now. He would eat if it's crispy like eggplant Parmesan. Oh well, the rest of the eggplants are all mine. I am fine with that.

Flounder, Simmered Eggplants, Green Beans: Very simple Japanese meal.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Burrito Bowl Bento

Tuesday, February 21

Burrito Bowl: I bought one tomato for hamburger last weekend. As I am not a big fan of tomatoes (except home grown ones), I used the leftover tomato to make salsa. Then here is my lunch today! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mapo Eggplant and Glass Noodle Salad

Monday, February 21
I had to go to work today. I wish I had another day off. It was gorgeous out.

Mapo Eggplant and Glass Noodle Salad: I did like the glass noodle salad. It has carrot, cucumber, ham and noodle. I think it's pretty healthy.

Belated Valentine Dinner with Dad

Sunday, February 19
My father-in-law visited us and took us to Rochester Inn for Valentine's day. How sweet he is! I am so fortunate to have him as father-in-law.

Grass Fed Beef Hamburger: It's been a while to have hamburger at home. I still grill them at kitchen, but I am sure that we will hamburger more often when the weather gets nicer.

Dinner at Rochester Inn
Fish Sandwich: Huge! Yes, this is Pittsburgh!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Beautiful Saturday

Saturday, February 18
Can't believe that it's still February. It's 54F outside? I turned off heater and open all windows to get fresh spring breeze.

Tomato Sauce Pasta: I don't make pasta at home much, but I love it when it turned into good. Today's one was just ok. Still I enjoyed it.

Shrimp Cocktail, Beans Salad, Asparagus & Bacon: I had steak for main dish, but I didn't take a picture.

Tori Jaga

Friday, February 17
I went to Yoga after work. I felt good and enjoyed dinner at home... and drank too much.

Stir-fried Veggies with Rice: Leftover of J's bento

Tori Jaga (Chicken and Potatoes) and Steamed Asparagus: Oh my, the steamed asparagus tasted really good with olive and salt. Simple is the best!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Chicken Pot Au Feu

Wednesday, February 15
I made chicken pot au feu last night for tonight. So I had enough time to eat and get ready for Yoga class. Even though I wouldn't eat, I should have had potatoes. It must be so good.

Chicken Pot Au Feu: Stewed chicken thigh, cabbage, carrot, onion and celery

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Valentine's Day 2017

Tuesday, February 14
I am usually excited to think about Valentine's day menu. But not this year. I don't know why. I guess we did party too hard last weekend? 

Smoked Salmon: See? I didn't cut eve lemon... lazy Valentine.

Meatballs with Brussels Sprout: I made meatballs last night for today. I spent all my energy to cook yesterday??

Monday, February 13, 2017

Pressure Cook BBQ Brisket

Saturday, February 11
We invited some friends and have a small party. OMG we drank too much. 

Shrimp Cocktail

Asparagus Bacon

Brisket: I saved the BBQ sauce. I am planning to use it for meatballs. It must be so good!

Chicken Parmesan on Friday!

Friday, February 10
It was a long week. To finish this week, I treat myself.

Clam Chowder: It's supposed to be very good though ... I need find a good recipe.

Loaded Italian from Arby's: I don't usually pick Arby's for quick meals but I tried the sandwich because I had the coupon. It's a bit salty but I liked it.

Chicken Parmesan: I saved the chicken for this! Yes, again! It's Friday!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Vegetable Miso Ramen

Thursday, February 9
I had a morning off today. Lucky me! So I went to Yoga in the morning. I wanted to have something warm for lunch, then I made Miso Ramen. It's from a package but it's good enough for me.

Vegetable Miso Ramen with Egg

Variety Meals in a Day

Wednesday, February 8
I just realized that I had unique meal today. I had kinda Chinese/Japanese for breakfast, Japanese for lunch and American for dinner. What a great day! ha!

Fried Rice: Leftover from J's bento today 

Okonomiyaki and Rice

Dinner at Alexions
1/2 lbs Cheese Burger with chips

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Egg and Broccoli with Chili Sauce

Tuesday, February 7
Can't believe that it's still Tuesday. I am planning to go out for Happy Hour tomorrow. So it would be easier after today.

Egg and Broccoli with Chili Sauce

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Cheese Chicken Katsu

Monday, February 6
I didn't go to Yoga today, so I took time to prepare dinner. ... Breaded Deep Fried Food! I love deep fried food. Who doesn't? 

Cheese Chicken Katsu: I added cheese inside of the chicken. Forget about calories. Just enjoy the meal! I am still on diet though .... I had shredded cabbage on the side. Does it work?

Ketchup and Mayo as Sauce

Monday, February 6, 2017

Meals for Super Bowl 2017

Sunday, February 5
I took my dogs for a walk to North Park. It was cold but it's always nice to walk around there.

Brunch by Chef J
Omelette, Bacon, Sausage, Bread with Olive Oil, Almond Milk: I got good olive oil. Now I prefer olive oil for bread to butter.

Steamed Clams: I bought clams at Costco. It was a really good deal. There were over 30 clams and cost $15. It's easy to cook and tasty.

Premium Steak: Although it was chilly outside, but J made charcoal to cook the steak. It's worth!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Ehou Maki for Setsubun 2017

Saturday, February 4
I had dinner with my friends last night. As I was tired, I came back home early and went to bed. Then I took Yoga class at 7:30 am this morning. I felt good! 

Setsubun Meal: We eat Sushi Roll on February 3 (Setsubun Holiday) for good luck. It is one day late but I still try to follow Japanese tradition. This is first time I made Ehou Maki (Sushi Roll for Setsubun) since I left Japan. I think I did a good job. Also we had steamed clams and salad.

Ehou Maki: Cucumber, Shrimp, Egg Omelet, Pickled Daikon Radish, Shitake Mushroom, Avocado, Sesame Seeds

Steamed Clams: Cook Clams with minced garlic and oil for a minute. Add cooking sake and steam until the clams opened. 

El Burro

Friday, February 3
TGIF! I am so glad that it's Friday. It was such a busy day and I was exhausted. I can sleep as long as I want tonight. Still I am planning to go to Yoga in the morning.

Fried Rice: Rice with Egg, Celery, Onion, Carrot, Broccoli

Dinner at El Burro
Shredded Beef Taco and Salsa & Chips: El Burro is one of my favorite Mexican place but I don't go to North Shore much. Today I was visiting my friend staying in North Shore and I suggested this place. Yum. I didn't know that there is another location in Regent Square. Still I don't go there often either, and if I would go to Regent Square, there are many options to eat out. But hopefully I can come back to El Burro again soon.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Chicken and Veggies Stir-Fry

Thursday, February 2
So glad it's Thursday. One more day to go!

Chicken and Veggies Stir-Fry: I was going to have Oyster Sauce flavor but I ran out the sauce.

Tonjiru without Ton!

Wednesday, February 1
I was planning to make Tonjiru (Pork and Veggies Miso Soup). So I made pork broth before going to work. When I got home, I found my pork meat missing from the pot. J insisted that my dog ate the meat. Anyway I made Tonjiru without pork.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Curry Udon

Tuesday, January 31
It was so snowy in the morning. I was going to take my dogs to North Park but I decided to stay home and snuggle with the doggies.

Curry Udon: I added Dashi broth and made the leftover curry into Udon Soup. Perfect meal for a snowy day.