Monday, November 24, 2008

Monday Non-Recipe - pre-Thanksgiving and eating out

So this weekend I barely had five minutes of unspoken for time. Cooking? Totally out of the question. But this, of course, meant that I had plenty of yummy food prepared by other people.


Chinatown - chicken cooked Chinese style with garlic, scallions, and soy sauce (bone in). The waiters in Chinatown must be weirded out by me, because the guy asked me three times if that's what I really wanted, because it was cooked Chinese style (not a regular rice plate). It was really yummy (though slightly undercooked). Even better was the dou mieu (totally not the right pinyin transliteration, and I don't remember what tone it is, but I learned this time around that it's called peapod shoots in English). It's a big plate of greens (pictured left), kind of like spinach, cooked in oil. I ate nearly the entire plate (and it wasn't a small plate). I only eat it once or twice a year, and it's one of my favorites ever.
Kickball party - beer, beer, beer, neon blue shot of something or other, beer.


P's birthday party - lots of little tasters of food, all very yummy - vegetarian Chinese potstickers, red pepper flake goat cheese, goat cheese with spices (maybe dill?), dark chocolate with red pepper, milk chocolate with toffee, kettlecorn (popcorn that's salty and sweet all at once), homemade pesto, and plenty plenty of wine flowing. Yumminess of yumminess.


Game On batting cages - Game On is a bar in Fenway Park, and they had an event where you go and hit in the batting cages. I had thought it was going to be in Fenway, so I was a little disappointed to find out we'd be in the bar the whole time. But the good thing was that we were indoors, so we didn't totally freeze. I got to hit twice in the batting cages (aluminum bat, ouch on the sting from contact with the ball), and got some action pictures of me batting. They also had food (burgers and sausage) that were perfectly passable.

I had planned to go to a potluck Sunday night, but by the time I got home from the game I was tired and just needed some time to relax.

Planned recipe of the week

Kale Chips
I haven't tried them yet, but they sound intriguing. You rip a bunch of kale off the stems and put them on a baking tray. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper and then bake on high heat (400-500) for 30-60 seconds. I'll let you know how they come out!


Charlotte said...

Oooh! You are the second person to tell me about kale chips. My sister raves about them - says even her kids love them. So, thanks to the overabundance of kale in my fridge (thank you CSA!) I'll be joining you on this one!

Crabby McSlacker said...

Wow, I've been craving Asian food and none to be had crossing the country (or none that looked the least bit promising). Must have stir fry!

And I'm curious about the kale chips too!

carla said...

and? the kale chips are something we'd do here.

easy. look tasty. EASY :) and good fer us.

but how'd they taste?

The Lethological Gourmet said...

I would've tried the kale chips yesterday, but due to a party downtown on friday, I left it in the fridge at work. So it's going home with me today and I'll try out the chips tomorrow (half day, woohoo!)

I'll definitely post an update to either these comments or just randomly insert it in a later post (what the hell, right?), just to let you know how they turn out!

NeverSayDiet said...

hey! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!!