Whew guys. I have to tell you it has been a rough couple of weeks. One of my closest friends passed away. Work has been super stressful for me. And I just haven't been feeling like I'm on the top of my game lately... Needless to say, I've been kinda blue so I haven't been cooking as much as I should be. However, I just wanted to make a random post about different things.
To kill time I've been watching youtube videos and while doing this, I stumbled upon Cloud8745. Admittedly, he has been part of the reason why I haven't been motivated to cook. As nerdy as this sounds, I really like what he does. Basically he does narration while playing video games and this stuff is HILARIOUS. Well, to me at least. Here's a taste of it which is also one of my favorite videos: http://youtube.com/watch?v=jH16KpygLw4. Anyway, I think I may have found my next calling. I have also made some videos with narration while playing GTA3 on the PS2. Some of you may ask why I haven't been playing GTA4 on the PS3. Because... I don't own the system nor the game yet. Soon... then I can do videos on that too! In the meantime, enjoy my videos. Warning: It's pretty nerdy and stupid so keep an open mind haha. http://youtube.com/user/Jadedone888
Alright... well. The next thing I wanted to talk about is something called Oden. Justyn loves the stuff so we went to Nijiya Market in Mountain View to pick some up. It comes in a frozen pack with a soup base. Just add water and boil. Presto! Instant dinner. I have to say that it was pretty good and healthy.
Angel's birthday was a couple weekends ago but due to circumstance, I couldn't celebrate it with her. Instead we celebrated her birthday this past weekend which pushed Mother's Day dinner out to this upcoming weekend. Sorry mom! I owed Angel this much for missing her birthday. Justyn baked her a sherry cake and we ended up going to Cache Creek. If you're wondering how I did, don't ask. Just know that I still have to go to work. On top of that, I have to go to work to make up for the money I lost. Poopie. At least you guys can enjoy some pictures. By the way, the food there sucked. I expected so much more but then again, I probably ordered the wrong thing. The soup was bland, the noodles were soggy and WTF was up with the toppings. Yucky. It was a good time.
Ohh, we're almost caught up! Yesterday, Justyn wanted to do something with some leftover dill so I immediately thought of salmon. I found a recipe on epicurious.com but I put a spin on it because I wanted to serve it with some pasta. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/104705
Instead of roasting the salmon with the rest of the ingrediants I simply seasoned it with salt, pepper and olive oil. While the salmon was roasting with the asparagus, I made a sauce with lemon zest, lemon juice, butter, salt, pepper, capers, thyme, shallot, fennel, white wine, splash of milk and honey. Whew, say that 3 times fast. I'm out of breath. No I'm not, I'm typing. Haha... OK moving on. Here's how it turned out. Flavor wise, I didn't think the sauce was good, but once paired with the salmon, asparagus and pasta, it worked somehow. Miracles!!
Lastly, I just got back from getting a haircut after not getting one for more than 6 months. I feel so much lighter. Just in time for the upcoming heatwave that's going to hit. This was the only decent picture that came out so yeah.
I hope those that are reading have a good rest of the week and weekend. Take care and thanks for reading!
Oh yeah and because I love you guys so much, I'm sharing these cookies with you. OM NOM NOM.. Panda approved! I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but damn these are good.