Bleh

30 03 2010

I’m sick. Or getting there. The feeling of sand in my lungs is entirely unwelcome.

General life’s been pretty sucky for me too. I’m having a huge ongoing spat with my mother and I don’t know where I should be for this summer, which leads to if I’ll be taking an extra year in university. My closest friends ironically enough provide the least helpful or comforting advice ever.

My marks are going down the tubes and I’m struggling to keep up with my council obligations. I hate half the people I know and I can’t tell if I’m going to have a major mental melt-down soon from never talking about my problems or if I’m just temporarily stressed.

My only comfort is food and naps which severely interfere with my plans to get super fit.

Blaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh.

More recipes will be up soon. =)

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Cooking Chinese: Fried Rice

27 03 2010

So this is super long over due. If not for the fact that I’m in hermit mode AND bored out of my mind I’d still be putting this off.

This is how I like to make my fried rice. It turns out golden (yellow) and smells delicious. You can cook this up in bulk and store it for a couple of days as you slowly eat through it, perfect for students! It even has all the food groups in it! =)

Ingredients:
1) Veggies that aren’t liquidy like tomatoes – I used celery, mushroom, and a bag of mixed veggies from the Green Giant which contained green beans, corn, carrots and peas.
2) Meat – I always use bacon for the smoky flavour it has. Other stuff I use depending on what I bought would be ham, cured turkey leg, Italian sausages, and the like. I don’t recommend any other uncooked meat other than bacon because it’s annoying to cook.
3) Cooked rice
4) Eggs – enough to coat your rice in
5) oil, black pepper, salt etc.

*The amount really varies depending on your preference. Guestimate the ratios you’d like to consume everything in and you’ll be fine.

And now:
1) Chop up your veggies and meat into cube or square shapes (bacon cannot be cubed). You can see that I didn’t do that for the mushrooms because they shrink. And I forgot. But they’re soft so it’s okay.

2) Fry all your veggies and meat, separately. I cooked the bacon first, took it out then in went the mushrooms. Then the celery, which are undercooked because I was starving. If you’re using frozen ones like I am, boil them and count that as cooked. Once everything is done, set them aside and deal with the rice.
3) Beat a couple of eggs and smush it all into the rice, yolk and all. It’s what makes the fried rice ‘golden’. Make sure you have enough eggs in it that your rice has no more white parts, but not too many that it’s.. gooey.

4) Then, fry the rice until the egg looks cooked and dump all your veggies in.

5) Stir around and put in all the things you want, like copious amounts of black pepper, the reason there’s lots of black dots in my fried rice. I don’t put a lot of salt in because the cured meats and bacon are all really salty and I usually use this as an upgraded version of plain rice. Plain rice isn’t salted so why should this be?

All Done! Yum! This is really simple and really fast. Also gets rid of bacon that you can’t consume fast enough if you’re living on your own. =D





Nothing at all

8 03 2010

I should’ve known that when I say soon, it really means, in a couple of months.

I’m still procrastinating on typing up Reading Week adventures and cookery walkthroughs but here’s some a little tidbit of an msn conversation:

michael says:
oh
i’m dling pokemon rap
i’m actually kinda embarrassed listening to the rap

Goodkat – I hate writing 700 words requiring 7 sources says:
why?
i listen to it every now and then

michael says:
……………………

Goodkat – I hate writing 700 words requiring 7 sources says:
what

michael says:
i get this shiver down the spine
listening to it right now

Goodkat – I hate writing 700 words requiring 7 sources says:
and want to POKEBATTLE?!

michael says:

Goodkat – I hate writing 700 words requiring 7 sources says:
what