I was hesitant to make a soup like meal in an almost summer day that we’ve been having last week. So I had the beef unfreeze for a couple ways unwilling to make it. Fortunately yesterday was a rainy and cold day. I had a very productive morning writing the first draft of my paper. The day before I was impatient and anxiety wanting to have it all at once and I got nothing done. Yesterday I changed my strategy. I set the goal of just laying down the main parts,one or two sentence for each part and if I was lucky I can finish one of them by the end of the day. Sometimes setting modest goals give you bigger rewards. I not only finished the goal but more, I finished two parts and half way through to the third one 😆 Love the feeling of accomplishment!
To take the advantage of the writing momentum, lunch came late but it was good. The original recipe calls for more ingredients. But here’s my version
- 4 oz. of beef
- 1/2 cup diced tomato
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1/2 chopped onion
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Heat the oil, add beef and onions, cook 5 min until brown
- add 2 cups of water (or stock) and saffron, bring to boil and simmer covered for about an hour
- add celery, tomato and peas and cook for another 10 min uncovered
It was good but the flavor of saffron wasn’t strong enough, I think I’ll add more next time! 😉
Then I went to Costco for this week’s groceries and few things I need for today’s bread-party!
A whole box of tomato just for ME :shock:, 4 lbs of strawberries ;), romaine, spring mix, mushrooms, broccoli, asparagus, tilapia
and 15 lbs of grapefruit 😆
2 lbs of Active Yeast! Yeah~ I think I’ll have to make a lot of bread! ;), Almond Butter (<6 for the big bottle! I love you Costco) and roasted peppers
for today’s bread-party, I bought cheese, prosciutto and roasted beef. Look, I started the bread making last night 😉
I just finished this book (5AM :shock:) and strongly recommend anyone who wants a leisure reading, have some laugh and learn something about french cuisine.
Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard is the story of how the author, an American student living in London, fell in love with her French husband and his country’s cuisine. While she writes a good bit about her experiences with food, there are plenty of life’s other aspects. Love, in-laws, the health care system, making friends, and politics are among the topics Bard covers in her memoir. If you enjoy food and have either been to Paris or fantasize what it’s like, this is a book for you. She presents a practical, engaging look at the differences between American and French culture. It was interesting for me, a non-american in America to learn about American culture.