I decided to make my own philly cheesesteak recently, considering that it’s hard to get sandwiches or the like where I live. I used this guy’s recipe, minus the worcestershire sauce as I didn’t have any on hand. I also did have to use smaller bread because of the pandemic.
It came out pretty tasty, and got to add two different varieties of cheese and mushrooms. My cousin’s fiance approved as well. I’ll need to make these again sometime.
For the first time this year, took the time to get takeout from my favorite joint in Greeneville. However, my contact wasn’t anywhere to be found; looks like she sold the place to someone different. Nobody even remembered who she was, which definitely let me know something was up.
Still, the food tasted as normal. Got my standard fare of scallion chicken, wonton, vegetable lo mein, ginger chicken wings, shrimp and spring rolls. While this will be helping with creative stuff tonight, I do feel sad that one of three people I knew by name in that town is gone, and without warning. Time will tell if I like how the place is run in the future.
It’s been a good bit since I’ve eaten lo mein made with meat inside of it, and most of those times it ends up in disaster (usually being rancid). But on my outing to Orlando, we had Chinese takeout for dinner. I took shrimp lo mein with some chicken wings as my dish.
To my utter surprise, the entire thing was fantastic. The noodles were very tasty, the shrimp great and the chicken wings even greater. I unfortunately didn’t get to have them again before I left, but I highly recommend checking China Tea out, right in the Publix Shopping Plaza off of University Dr. I loved it so much, I’m even giving you GPS coordinates to go find them yourself. Enjoy.
Dinner tonight was quite simple; it was just refried beans, canned nacho cheese and some tortilla chips. I didn’t arrange it too dressy as tonight will be my first DnD game ever! Well, a Pathfinder 2e game but still. You can see my dice that I had on hand; that was something I picked up on sale at Barnes and Noble, in 2016 during a trip with my cousin (which I may talk about one day). I’m glad it actually became useful, rather than just its intended use as a shelf decoration for Youtube.
Fingers crossed that this game goes well. I do regret not trying this sooner back in my 20s.
A good snap of my typical late-night dinner. A good helping of coffee, my bubba 32oz of ice water, and a cup of Maruchan Spicy Chicken ramen. Lasts me a good few hours, and I don’t need to eat greasy finger foods that mess up the keyboard.
So when I went to the KnoxAsia festival with my cousin’s fiance, we grabbed food; after all, that was one of the best things you could ask for while at a festival. She had some butter chicken with naan, and I had stir-fry fried rice with chicken, and some zucchini strips. We had to wait quite awhile for our food (about an hour), but when we sat down to eat in the lawn, it was an interesting experience for sure.
This summer I’m getting into the “campfire cooking” a little bit, though mostly it involves me trying to roast hot dogs or bake potatoes. My biggest undertaking so far has been a recipe for mac n cheese in a dutch oven, which is another story in itself.
Most of these times I find that I have the fire to myself, so I get to do whatever I want, whether its put as much wood as I’d like, or cook/toast anything I prefer to eat. On one such evening, I decided to snap the two hot dogs I had over the fire
I use Hebrew National as I don’t eat pork, and the spit was a $2.99, 4-foot length I found at Wal-Mart. It’s real handy so you don’t have to be right next to the fire, I recommend a long one if you’re out at the fire frequently.
Otherwise, came out great. The fat from the hot dog crusted and toasted nicely, and the both hot dogs tasted wonderful.
So I tried to make my own frappe thing based from ingredients in the store. I have caramel syrup in the coffee, then topped it off with whipped creamed and caramel drizzle. It didn’t taste too bad, but I found that the caramel syrup didn’t taste at all like the caramel in the drizzle, and the whipped cream did leave a bit of a miss. Overall not a bad concoction.
So I picked up this monstrosity when I went to Starbucks for a job interview earlier today. I don’t know what I was quite expecting taste-wise, but it certainly was very sweet and sugary, and tasted a lot like cotton candy. Definitely not like a mocha or cappuccino. I think I did get this because I missed out on that Unicorn shake the previous years.
Final verdict? Not bad. This is stuff for an easygoing road trip or hanging out with friends. Don’t get this if you’re in the mood to focus and want something stiff/regular.
I don’t think I’ve properly shown everyone the end result of my grilled chicken wings. I just got these done for July 4th, and looks quite tasty. I’ll need to put a recipe up for these sometime; I use the Puckett’s spice rub from Publix (where also the wings came from too).
I think I can safely say there might not be room for pizza after this.