Thanks for all the comments about my fall in yesterdays post. I am happy to report that the swelling has gone down, I can bend it farther than I could yesterday and I think one more rest day and I should be good to go. I have been popping the ibuprofen and icing it which helps.
Yesterday for breakfast I had an open face egg sammie – 1 slice of corned beef, baby spinach, an egg and 1/2 ounce of cheese with the best blackberries I’ve had all year.
There were only a few people around for Souper Friday yesterday. I was fine with that because then I’d have leftovers for the weekend and my SIL’s lunch next week. I tried to make a broccoli corn bisque. I basically put two cans of drained corn in a stock pot, chopped up 2 good size heads of broccoli, added vegetable broth and put a lid on it and let the broccoli cook through.
I removed the soup from the heat, added crushed red pepper, salt, pepper and then used my stick blender to blend. To finish it off, I added 3 cups of unsweetened almond milk and put it in the fridge to take to work.
First rookie mistake. I never tasted the soup the night before.
Second rookie mistake. I never heated it up before and tasted it.
After I had it in the crockpot for a couple hours and it was hot, I tasted it. ICK! The corn was so sweet, then paired with the unsweetened almond milk. I tried adding more crushed red pepper. It was really runny, so I went across the street and bought a $1 container of white rice. It pretty much tasted like ass.
I gave some to my boss to try to see if it needed any more salt. He said “I think its fine.” After I ate about 3 or 4 bites of this, I went to him and said “this soup tastes like ass” and he said he knew, but he didn’t want to hurt my feelings! Super nice, but I have thick skin, I can take it. Although two other people tasted it and liked it, so who knows! But no amount of cheese on top was bringing this around. I know I can’t hit a home run every week, but this was disappointing.
Tony and I decided to have tuna for dinner. I told my sister about it and she about threw up in her mouth. But guess what? She’s never tried it before! I wrote it before, but the first time Tony made me tuna, I made him cook it so there was no pink at all – basically ruined a perfectly good tuna steak!
I toasted up some sesame seeds and coated the sides of the tuna. You need a high heat, add a touch of olive oil right before putting the tuna down, and literally only cook it 1 to 1 1/2 minutes a side. I almost cooked it too much! Tony made a quick sauce – not sure of the proportions, but it was rice vinegar, soy sauce, wasabi paste and I added a touch of honey. Served over rice and I had some sauteed zucchini on the side.
This was frozen tuna that Tony thawed in the afternoon – the package of two steaks cost $10, but to order that dish in a restaurant would easily be a $30 dollar dish.
And to show that you don’t need a fancy camera to take good pictures, I took this picture with my iPhone to message to my sister – not bad!
And as is customary for Friday nights, I had a bottle of Fat Tire.
This morning Tony and I slept in, watched some baseball on t.v. and finally around 11:30 I decided to make coffee and make brunch. On the menu? Corned beef hash! Oh how I love corned beef. I really don’t know why I don’t buy it more other than around St. Patrick’s day?!
No real recipe, just dice up the corned beef and cooked potato about the same size and cook with a touch of olive oil.
I made Tony a poached egg, because he loves a runny egg (ew). Boil water, and right before adding the egg pour in a tablespoon of vinegar. Stir the water around the outside of the pan so the egg whites stick to the yolk. Two minutes is all this needs.
This is a shitty picture, but you can kind of see the runny yolk! Thanks for being my hand model Tony!
Mine? A simple fried egg on top. Well, I did douse this with Buffalo Tabasco after I took this picture.
I have to give a shout out to blog reader Louise. She makes greeting cards on her Etsy shop page, and she was kind enough to send me my first birthday card – my birthday is next week – I’ll be 45 – gah! Thank you Louise, it’s beautiful!
I love lazy Saturday mornings, but now I have to get my ass in gear. Menu planning, grocery shopping, cleaning. One of my co-workers is running a half marathon tomorrow in our town so I am going to get up early tomorrow and try to get a picture of him – he did the same race last year and I never saw him run by!
And Tony’s sister, nephew and grand-nephew are coming over tomorrow for Sunday dinner – we’ll be able to sit at the dining room table! That makes me really happy.
Hope you all have a great weekend – see you on Monday!