Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Not Cooking

On Thursday Christopher made my favourite meal, bee bim bop.

And ... there was an article about his band in the local newspaper!

Their CD release show was on Friday.  After work that day we weren't sure what we wanted to eat for dinner, which is super unusual for us, so we wandered the grocery store aimlessly (we normally have a list and a plan, but were off of our game).  We ended up just heading out to try a newer place in town, Regina Pho Restaurant.

I really enjoyed the soup, and the prices were very reasonable.  I ordered the small soup and couldn't finish it all.  The menu is extensive, with Western-fare for those who aren't into the delicious Vietnamese food.


After dinner we got ready to head out to O'Hanlons for the CD release show.  It was a packed house, and a great time!  We got home super late, and it basically killed the next day for us.  We did absolutely nothing on Saturday, and ended up ordering pizza around 10:00 p.m.  This was totally not a cooking weekend for us.

On Sunday morning we figured we'd carry on with the not-cooking theme, and we went out for breakfast to Victoria's Tavern, another first for us.

We stopped by Christopher's parents' house for a father's day visit, and then came home and finally cooked something.  We felt like more Vietnamese food, so we made banh mi rice bowls.  We threw chicken into the slow cooker with soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, cooking wine, sesame oil, fresh garlic, minced chilies, and pepper.  That did it's thing all day, and then we pulled the chicken apart with two forks.

We topped jasmine rice with the chicken, as well as shredded cabbage, pickled jalapenos, cilantro, cucumbers, and a carrot/ radish mixture that we had pickled earlier in the day.

We also made chicken with ginger noodles to take for our work lunches on Monday/ Tuesday.

Last night we took my dad out for supper to Bushwakker to celebrate father's day with him.  I had the chicken lasagna special which came with caesar salad and garlic bread, as well as a side of soup.  It was far too much food, so I took about 3/4 of it home.

How was your weekend?  What did you do?  
Did you do anything special for father's day?


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Sounds like a fun weekend even though it wasn't a typical weekend full of cooking! That meal you made on Sunday night looked delicious! It's great that you got to celebrate with both of your dads! I spent the weekend at the lake with my family and Phil stayed back here so he could be with his mom on Sunday as Father's Day is a tough/sad day for them since his dad has passed. It was nice to spend Father's Day with my dad, though! The weather was crappy so I headed back in the afternoon and got caught up on grocery shopping and such. I was in Chicago Tues-Thur of last week and then at the lake Fri-Sun so I am glad I had Sunday evening to do stuff around the house!

Amber said...

Even though you didn't do much cooking you still ate delicious food all weekend! I love how you guys just "threw together" that Vietnamese meal :) Your cooking skills continually impress me!