Another week’s food

What do you do with leftover hamburger buns? Jac made them into garlic bread, with butter, fresh parsley and of course, lots and lots of garlic. The burger buns were a little sweet for garlic bread, but still pretty tasty. Of course, being mashed up with large chunks of garlic nullified the anti-stinkifying properties of the parsley. Not that I ever chew on fresh parsley anyway.

Burger bun garlic bread

Burger bun garlic bread innards

During the week I had yet another lunch of char kway teow at uni. I bought it takeaway because I thought I might not be able to finish the whole thing, but it was so good once I started eating, well, let’s just say I was terribly full and felt like a nap afterwards. And a couple of hours later I had a red bean paste pao. And a handful of pepitas. I’ve been snacking on pepitas during the day when I inevitably get peckish between meals. I figure they are much better for me than say, a curry puff, samosa or chicken shishkebab.

Char kway teow

Sometimes, Jac doesn’t feel like cooking, and as I’m more of an eater than a cooker, this is what happens (selected food from the week, obviously not the only meals we had)…

This is the BBQ meat lovers pizza we think gave Jac food poisoning. She thought the cold meats on it (pepperoni, ham) smelled a little funny when she ate it. A little while after eating her pizza, Jac’s body decided it must be purged. Poor thing, she felt crook for the rest of the day.

BBQ Meat Lovers Pizza

This was a Bacon Double Cheeseburger Jac ate during the week. She added our smoky BBQ sauce to it to enhance the flavour.

McDonald's Bacon Cheeseburger

This was a Filet-O-Fish I had this week – for reasons unknown, I had been craving one. It was soooooo good. I love the tartare sauce in it. I usually find tartare sauces too sweet, but surprisingly, the tartare McDonald’s uses has never tasted that way to me. I just love the cushiony, soft, chewy steamed bun too.

McDonald's Filet-O-Fish

Will we ever get good McDonald’s fries? These were well and truly gone before they were scooped up for us, I think. Floppy and sad.

Crappy McDonald's fries

I was also craving Chicken McNuggets with sweet and sour sauce. I always think of my brother when I have McNuggets with sweet and sour sauce, because he loved that when we were kids. I must ask him if he still does.

McDonald's Chicken McNuggets with sweet and sour sauce

On Thursday night, Jac picked up some Japanese for dinner. She had a large pork katsu, with fried onions and eggy sauce on rice…

Pork Katsu on rice

…and I had a large chicken teriyaki on rice.

Chicken Teriyaki on rice

We shared a large salad, which was sitting in loads of dressing as well as being topped with a dollop of mayo. The carrot was grated and kind of mushy i.e. eeeww. But everything else was really lovely in the dressing and mayo.

Japanese salad

Our meals each came with miso in a cup – I don’t like miso, and so Jac got mine.

Miso in a cup

We went to a barbecue last night with some old friends, people I used to work with around 7 years ago. I didn’t feel like explaining the food blogging thing, especially to non-internet-savvy-only-use-computer-at-work-because-I-have-to people (who are perfectly nice people, don’t get me wrong!), so I didn’t take the camera out of my bag – I ate incognito. Steak, sausages (with loads of tomato sauce), garden salad, coleslaw, tinned pineapple chunks and a bread roll with real butter – not salt-reduced. Yum. The only butter we consume in our house is used in cooking rather than as a spread, and usually it’s salt-reduced, so when I do get the full hit of thickly spread real non-salt-reduced butter, it’s just sooooooo gooooood.

Today will be a day of cleaning and getting organised – my younger sister and her boyfriend will be coming over tomorrow for lunch (I anticipate yummy photos coming!) and a walkthrough of the house/looking after the cats – they will be house/cat-sitting for us when we go to Geraldton for a week’s holiday very soon.

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