Getting creative

01 Jun

Well sort of. Yesterday I went to my friend’s place for a visit, and of course I couldn’t just come empty handed, especially she also gave me some of her clothing that she couldn’t wear or had never worn but now don’t fit her anymore. So I decided to bake bread rolls, filled with either chocolate or cheese. I know I couldn’t bake these breads yesterday as I had to go for a car service in the morning and by the time I got back, it would be lunch time and after lunch would be the time I had to get ready to go to her place.

I baked these breads after Saturday night dinner. The dough came out amazingly risen! Just look at this! It even hit the top of my bread machine!

shape everything, trying to get them in even shape. Believe me, I'm the worst crafter but great in taste..haha

grated cheese, chocolate sprinkle and egg wash

cheese filled bread rolls

chocolate filled bread rolls. Notice the ugliest one on far left bottom....that was my first attempt..haha

Bake them at 375F for about 25 minutes..and VOILA!

Phew, those didn’t take too long, good thing. I started around 7 pm and finished around 9pm (with clean up and everything).

Yesterday morning I had to take my car to a dealer for minor maintenance. I figured I cranked out my morning workout so at least I could get that out of my way. My appointment was at 7:30 am so after the exercise, I took a shower and packed my breakfast to eat at the dealer waiting room. The nice thing about the dealer I went to, they had this wi-fi station in their waiting room.

plain non fat yogurt, cottage cheese, some pb and kashi cereal

I was super starving after the workout and finished those instantly. The dealer actually provided some breakfast goodies, from the “bad” (croissants, pastries, giant muffins) to healthy ones (cheerios cereal single serving, granola bars etc). They also had coffee, tea, water, soda etc. But I was glad I brought my own breakfast so I didn’t have to eat the pastries.

The service took about 1 1/2 hour and I was out by 9:30 am. Got back home and chilled a bit (watching more animes online, reading some stuff). Lunch time was just simple: trout fish cooked with bell peppers, boiled nappa cabbage, boiled choy sum (Chinese veggies) and mixed veggies soup with frozen korean dumplings.

Since we were going to my friend’s place after lunch, most likely we would eat out for our dinner. Whatever you saw here would be for my lunch the next day, plus these fruits:

I chose some decent shape breads for my friend, packed everything in a zip lock bag. It didn’t look pretty or anything but who cares. At least they tasted great! 🙂

Before I went, I had some yogurt snacks.

We spent quite a while at my friend’s place, mainly just talked and played a bit with her little son. He’s getting so big and very active. He’s a good kid, at least not as obnoxious as my nephew..haha. And he loves the bread that I made, especially the chocolate one. That little fella has sweet tooth.

After we left my friend’s place, we were super starving so we decided to stop by to “Sanuki no Sato”, a Japanese soba restaurant that we went before a while ago. This place was packed! Their specialties are the homemade soba (buckwheat) noodles. We got our table about 10-15 minutes later.

my hubby was eyeing the Tokujo bento: assorted sashimi, tempura, broiled fish, Japanese omelet, fish, served with miso soup and rice

On the other hand I was debating between Nabeyaki Udon (noodle soup topped with fish cakes, shrimp tempura, half-boiled egg, chicken, shiitake mushroom, seaweed and sansai vegetables) or Yamakake Nishin (noodle soup topped with seasoned herring, quailed egg over grated nagaimo yam)

Unfortunately, the bento that my hubby wanted was only served during lunch time and the Nabeyaki noodle I want was only served with udon, not soba. So in the end he got Nabeyaki Udon and I got Yamakake Nishin. Haha..

Nabeyaki udon, with vegetable tempura instead of shrimps

Yamakake Nishin. Look at the quail egg..the yolk is so small! I didn't eat the yolks.

the soba noodles were hidden underneath the toppings!

I was super starving and finished the whole noodles! I couldn’t believe it myself either. Not to mention today was my day off from exercise. I was planning to get up and did some run/jog around my compound but I chose to get more ZZZ. Oh well.

Breakfast was a slice of whole wheat toast topped with PB, ate it before I went to work because I was super starving. At work, I had my yogurt-cottage cheese mixture topped with PB, dried fruits and Kashi cereals. Those hold my hunger pretty well until lunch time. I wasn’t even that hungry during lunch time. I brought 2 containers of fruits but in the end I only had the orange/blackberry/peach combo and had the cherries for after dinner dessert instead.

Dinner was simple. Steamed fish, stir fry shrimp with veggies and bell peppers and boiled choy sum. Also finished the baby carrots that I didn’t eat for lunch, with hummus. Yummy!

Ok that was a super long post and I’m ready to hit the sack! It was tough today at work, especially after you just got back from a long weekend. I had to think a bit where I left off on Friday..ugh!


Posted by on June 1, 2010 in food


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4 responses to “Getting creative

  1. jqlee

    June 2, 2010 at 8:49 am

    i love japanese noodle soups. the thick noodles are so good!!

    good work on those breads!! i’ve never tried making bread before but you make it look so easy. those look like some bakery buns for real.

    • Jos

      June 2, 2010 at 9:35 pm

      Thanks!! You should try make bread from scratch, kinda fun in some ways 🙂

  2. nattietan

    June 2, 2010 at 6:32 am

    OMG the bread looks amazing! As are your other eats. Hehe. I’m a sucker for freshly baked bread – more for the smell though. It’s so comforting! And I have to say, I loooove Japanese food! Totally yummers!

    Nat xoxo

    • Jos

      June 2, 2010 at 9:36 pm

      Thanks for your sweet comment! 🙂 Believe me I’m still far from being a perfect baker haha..


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