Souper Friday . . . Fail

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. Open-mouthed smile

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.

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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.

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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. Sad smile

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.

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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!

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And as is customary for Friday nights, I had a bottle of Fat Tire. 

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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?!

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No real recipe, just dice up the corned beef and cooked potato about the same size and cook with a touch of olive oil.

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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.

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This is a shitty picture, but you can kind of see the runny yolk!  Thanks for being my hand model Tony!

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Mine?  A simple fried egg on top.  Well, I did douse this with Buffalo Tabasco after I took this picture. Devil

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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!

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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. Open-mouthed smile

Hope you all have a great weekend – see you on Monday!


17 thoughts on “Souper Friday . . . Fail

  1. A runny egg on top makes any meal better! 😉

  2. thehealthyjunky

    I saw your fall Biz and I hope it’s healing okay. Bummer about the soup, recipe fails are the worst!

  3. I hate it when a recipe I try fails. I tried a tikka masala soup that was just tolerable. I was so disappointed. I have never been tempted to eat tuna like that. Raw fish gives me the shivers. Ugh. I know I’m probably missing out on something good but still…..

    • I know it sounds weird, but once you get over the look of how rare it is, it doesn’t taste raw – I don’t even like many fish, but I LOVE tuna!

  4. Ahi tuna is one of my very favorites!!! Looks like it was a delicious dinner. Happy Saturday!

  5. Those blackberries look divine…and the bottle of fat tire sounds good, too!
    Glad you’re doing better since your fall.

  6. findingradiance

    I love runny eggs! Only the yolk, though. The white has to be completely cooked. Weird, I know 😀

  7. My daughter and her boyfriend cooked tuna for me for Christmas dinner and I loved it 🙂 Ralph not so much! But that’s o.k I’d eat his portion any day.

  8. Oh no, hope you are better after your fall. Ouch! That tuna looks amazeballs. Cheers to the weekend, enjoy it.

  9. I get so sad when food doesn’t turn out 😦 I am going out to brunch today and I am hoping they have something on the menu with corned beef for St Patties day!

  10. Sorry the soup didn’t work out, but your tuna looks fabulous!

    Happy Sunday! 🙂

  11. I hope you’re feeling better. I read about your fall, but I’ve been reading more from my phone and for some reason I can’t comment. I don’t have a very thick skin and when I was dating my husband I made a pot of rice. I was still somewhat new to making rice that didn’t come in a box. It came out terrible and he told me so. I picked up the pot, dumped it in the trash and went into the bedroom to cry! We’ve since managed to find some middle ground and my skin is a bit thicker these days. Nonetheless I’m sorry your soup didn’t turn out. I hope you’re enjoying the weekend.

  12. The tuna looks like it was cooked perfectly. I prefer the pink and warm center over a pink an cool center. Either way, a tuna steak can make a great dinner. And to top it off with a Fat Tire. It doesn’t get much better than that. But then, Fat Tire goes good with dinners the other 6 days of the week.

  13. You’ve had a busy weekend, hope you had a lot of fun.

    The big 45 next week 🙂 I’ll be following you in 2 months. Good thing we don’t look a day older than 25 right?

  14. Ok, random note but I thought of you while watching a commercial the other night – did you know Wheat Thins have a new flavor? Spicy buffalo! Thought you’d enjoy them 🙂

  15. Your tuna sauce sounds similar to the sauce I just used on my hailibut – lime juice, honey, soy sauce, wasabi, ginger, and garlic. It was delicious! I bet it would be great on any seafood 🙂

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