Monday, January 31, 2011

FOTW {Food of the Week}

Hello all! I hope you had a great weekend as I had with mine. This last weekend, my fiancĂ©, his sister's family and I went out to eat in Des Moines to a new restaurant, which was recommended by a friend of ours. He had told us how this restaurant has a very good food and bubble tea. (Bubble tea is a drink with tapioca pearls, it's very famous among Asian people). Anyhow, the restaurant was pleasantly and surprisingly nice! It's called the Rolling Wok Cafe. The place is rather small with a warm and cozy atmosphere. We were also not the only one in there as groups of people were laughing and enjoying their food.

Some of the food we ordered were exceptionally delicious! The Basil Fried Rice was one of the best fried rice I've ever eaten, it tastes almost like the one I ate when I was little. It brought back good memories :) FiancĂ© ordered the restaurant's Pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup and of course he enjoyed it very much. For dessert, we all ordered bubble tea that came in different flavors. Some of which that we ordered were taro and avocado. Not only that they put tapioca pearls, but they also put jelly in the drink. They were so good!
I just wished that I took photos of the yummy food and show you all.
Maybe next time when I go there again, I'll take pictures and post them.

But for the sake of this, I did some cooking today... A lot of it actually. I did this in order to help myself, so I don't have to cook every night this week. I am usually at the campus in the afternoon until about 8 pm. And I bring my own lunch and dinner. It's one of the ways to save some $$$ during the week and I just love the idea of this. I save money and I also love getting into the habit of cooking. It's a good practice for me before the wedding *grin*

So, these are what I cooked today. I used whatever ingredients I could find in my fridge.

Black pepper turkey with veggies

Potatoes with curry gravy

Tofu with sour mustard pickle (I made it spicy too yum!!)                                            
And... I got compliments from my sister! :) hahaha... not so bad for a beginner cooking.
All these food are going to be eaten with white rice. I finally found the joy of cooking and I am loving it now! These food were simple to make and really, cooking is not difficult after all. :)

What are some of your favorite dish to cook? I'd love to know some. Have a good week, everyone! Stay safe... especially in this very very cold weather. 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Thank Goodness it's Friday

Heya! Today happens to be my favorite day of the week. No, it's not Saturday.
It's FRIDAY! :)

I've read an article by Jean Chatzky about how to make your day more worthwhile.
She says to write down 5 things that made you "Wow-ed" yourself every single day. It can be anything! So when you write those things down, you would look back and think that you have had a good day. I think it's a good way to be more positive on yourself and how you start your day with.

So, enough of that information. 5 Things that make me love Friday:
1. It's the end of working days... tomorrow is Saturday and I get to sleep in *wink*
2. My fiance is coming! He lives 2 hours away from where I live and he comes almost every weekend to see his family and I. He's wonderful.
3. I usually get to watch one or two DVDs with my sister and roommate.
4. I can relax a little...
5. I get a lot of hugs, kisses and cuddles from my special man.

Just by writing and thinking about those 5 things made me smile already. Haha... that's funny.

I have one 2011 New Year's Resolution that I'd like to share. It's something that I've been battling with all my life... and I've realized this problem.
I need to be more optimistic about myself and be more confident and positive about everything.
I've always been shy... and I always compare myself to others. It's bad... and I'd like to change that. I think it's good that I realized this problem and I'm working on it.
So, I hope I can overcome this problem... and it won't be easy. But I have faith.

Anyways, I hope today will be a good day. And it's Friday after all :) Have a good and safe weekend! :D