Monday, July 31, 2017

Sunday Funday

Sunday, July 30
It was such a beautiful day. I took my dogs for a long walk to North park this morning and went to a trail for bike ride. It was a great Sunday!

Tonjiru (Pork Miso Soup), Rice

Oroshi Soba (Green Beans, Seaweeed, Okra, Shredded Daikon Radish, Umeboshi on cold noodle): This is one of my favorite meal this summer! 

Chicken Liver, Grape Tomato, Chicken Gizzard, Green Pepper, Konnyaku, Mushroom, Green Beans

Japanese Food All Day

Saturday, July 29
J is not home all day today. That means, 1: I should eat something J doesn't eat/like.

Okra, Green beans, Seaweed Salad, Miso Soup, Dashimaki, Rice: J would enjoy most of them. He eats okra, but if it's chopped and gets slimy he would hate it.   

Hiyashi Soba: Okra, Green Beans, Seaweed, Enoki, Daikon Radish on Cold Soba Noodle

Chicken Gizzard, Chicken Liver, Tomato, Zucchini, Seaweed Salad: This is what I am talking about. J would never try those chicken things. haha.

Healthy Meal Day

Friday, July 28
No J Party! I eat whatever I wanna eat!

Hummus with grape tomato, carrot, cabbage and cherry

Seaweed Salad, Okra, Daikon Radish, Green Beans, Natto!

Chili with Sweet Potato Fries

Thursday, July 27
There were still 3 stuffed cabbage left in the fridge. So I chopped them and put it in Chili. It worked pretty good!

Chili and Fried Sweet Potato: Potatoes were too thin? Burned :(

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Girls Night at Willow

Wednesday, July 26

Dinner at Willow
Beet Carpaccio

Beef Tartare

Peach Salad

Steamed Flounder with Garlic Chive Sauce

Tuesday, July 25

Stuffed Cabbage and Mac'n Cheese: Leftover rocks!

Dinner: Healthy Dinner! So I got so hungry at night and had some snack with wine. ha!
Flounder with Garlic Chive Sauce

Steamed Veggies

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Stuffed Cabbage

Monday, July 24
I was going to have stuffed cabbage for dinner last night, but fortunately I could get fresh fish and I saved the stuffed cabbage for tonight. I started cooking yesterday and so the cabbage was so tender and stuffing was so juicy!

Lunch for J
Kimch, Pork and Veggies Stir-Fry

Bento for me
Leftovers from last night

Stuffed Cabbage with Mac and Cheese: My mom's stuffed cabbage. She simmers stuffed cabbage in chicken broth. Yum.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Relax Sunday

Sunday, July 23
I went for a walk to a trail in North Shore in the morning. Fortunately the fish market was already open, so I bought some fish for dinner. I stayed in the kitchen all afternoon to clean and cook. That might sound boring but it was not that bad. I watched a movie, Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children. I am not a big fan of fantasy movies, but I enjoyed it!

Sashimi (Flounder, Salmon, Tuna, Scallop), Kale, Daikon Radish, Carrot Salad

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Saturday lunch at Franklin Inn

Saturday, July 22
My dad and brother visited and we went shopping together and had lunch at Franklin Inn. That's always the best way to spend Saturday afternoon.

Lunch at Franklin Inn
Chips and Salsa

Shredded Beef Tacos with Black Beans & Corn Salad and Fajita Veggies

Chimichanga with Black Beans & Corn Salad and Fajita Veggies: My first Chimichanga which is deep fried burrito. It can't be bad! Soooo good. Just forget about diet. ha!

Happy Hour at Pomodoro

Friday, July 21
Another long week is over. To treat myself, I went to Pomodoro for happy hour. I am still a newbie there and kindly some customers give us a good tip, like "It's happy hour by 6:30pm and all drinks are half off" or "Wings here are pretty goo", etc. They also have good daily special. Today they offered $3 Great Lakes bottles and $3.5 Captain Morgan.

Dinner at Pomodoro
Calamari: I forgot to take a picture of hamburger. It was good!

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