List Item: Try half of the combined 1001 food books
It has been a long time since I had a week that crossed off so many items on the food list. Having combined the lists from both books I am back in the mindset of finding a lot of the easier foods so the version I carry on my phone is as up to date as possible.
The previous week has been a stressful one for me in terms of work. Small potatoes compared to my last job, but it has meant that a visit to Gourmet Burger Kitchen was in order after pulling a bit of overtime.
|Food item: Vanilla Milkshake||Food item: Cheeseburger|
Whilst I would agree it is a bit strange that these would feature on such a list I find myself not caring too much because after a long day sometimes all you want is a burger and a shake. Also, I’m a bit of a traditionalist when it shakes so a vanilla shake was what I was going to order anyway. It’s bad, but I honestly felt better afterwards.
Wednesday means dinner around my mum’s place and since I moved to the new list where there are actual dishes I think we might be trying some of the recipes out. This week was something she makes well, the Nigella Lawson spin on toad in the hole.
It came out a bit more poofy than normal, and the pan may have fused with the board underneath due to melting the plastic (whoops), but it is something that is always delicious and comforting.
The only thing from the old list in this post. I had previously tried to get my partner to procure me some rock during his work trip to Brighton, but he either forgot or refused. Can’t remember now. Anyway, I got some for free at a venue for work meetings so I was gleefully sucking on this whilst everyone was getting a little bit frustrated. Little pleasures an’ all.
|Food item: Chicken Kiev||Food item: Baguette|
Chicken kiev and baguette is not a meal that I actually had, that would be a bit of an overkill, but I have had these two so often in my life that it feels weird writing much about either of these foods.
Having a partner that doesn’t eat poultry does, however, limit my chances of getting in something like a chicken kiev so if I am alone for a dinner or a lunch it is basically to get my chicken on and have a white meat fest.
|Food item: Steak and Kidney Pudding||Food item: Sticky Toffee Pudding|
I had never had a steak and kidney pudding before. I had previously eaten the pie version of it a lot and loved it (usually the Fray Bentos version because of the pastry) and I have to say that I might be a convert to the pudding side. I know that suet pastry is NOT what people should be eating on a regular basis because of the amountt of fat, but it’s just so soft and tasty.
Whilst this was cooking I may have had a look of whether this would allow me to cross off the lamb kidney’s from the list, but these were pig kidneys so I may have to get some lamb kidneys to devil at some point in the future.
As for the pudding, that was a case of tipping the whole thing into a bowl and sharing on the couch whilst binge watching the entire first season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. No regrets on either count there.