Total Eclipse of the Food

On the day of the eclipse I was out with my aunt. It was super cool because while we didn’t have glasses someone had welder glass that we could look through.  Any way my Aunt and I had breakfast/lunch at the Americana. I got the BBQ chicken panini and some chocolate cake. We tried to find glasses at the local library but they were all out.  The eclipse wasn’t what I thought it’d be: I thought it was going to get darker and what not. It got a little dimmer and cooler at the peak time but that was it. We got 79% coverage in NJ. My other Aunt lives in South Carolina and got to see the total eclipse.

The day before my Aunt and I hung out too. I got a Asian style ginger chicken stir fry. It was good though I took most of it home. I wanted to eat the broccoli and not worry about a reaction I might have. The apple crisp was good too! Though next time I’ll remember to ask them to hold the caramel- not a fan of it on ace-cream or in liquid form. We had dinner then looked around for the prefect planner, 2018 is so close! It was a nice visit!

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The Birthday!

So we celebrate Rosie’s birthday a couple of months ago. We drank blue champagne, went out to a bar. Drama also happened. But the bar, in Asbury Park, gives you pizza once you buy a drink. Usually the line for the pizza is too long but this time I got some. It was good!

 

Nugget Time

I made chicken nuggets. It was fast, easy and simple. I was tired. I used panko bread crumbs since they were the only plain ones we had around. I always get confused if you’re suppose to dip egg, flour, egg, bread crumbs or flour, egg, bread crumb. I did flour, which I seasoned with some pepper, garlic and paprika, egg and then bread crumb. I would have fried then baked but I was tired. So I just took them on a baking sheet and put them in the oven. They were good, a little bland. Next time I know I need to season them more. I ate with a side of apple sauce because I didn’t feel like making fries.

Windmill Love

The Windmill is a staple of a beach day. The Windmill, the Lighthouse and Bagel Masters all in one day is a perfect day. The Windmill sells many things but they’re known for their hot dogs and cheese fries. I can’t tell you how good they are unless you’ve been there. Bagel Masters makes the bagels as you’re buying them, warm in your mouth as you bite into them and Lighthouse is a Italian ice place. I’ve had all three so summer has officially started.

 

Gallo Pinto

I lived in Costa Rica for a year in 2007-08. I did a home stay with a family for school. Every morning, unless busy or at work, my host mother would make me a big breakfast. It was gallo pinto, toast with butter, eggs, and fresh pineapple. I usually had water or strawberry juice to go with it.

Costa Rica made me step out of my food comfort zone. I, until then, wouldn’t eat peppers and onions. I also had a lot of weird eating habits- I would wipe down meat that was covered in sauce. I’m still not a fan of sauce but I’m not that extreme anymore. I also tried pesto for the first time at this great restaurant too.

So whenever I miss Costa Rica or just want an easy dish I make gallo pinto.

 

My Own Private Burger

I had a hunger for some meat. Now usually I would just eat some chicken but it was late, the chicken was in the freezer. And I wanted something fast. Enter burgers! I did not make them but bought them, they were on sale because of the footballs game. I also had hot dogs but no buns.

I sauteed some onion. Added some cheese and BAM: dinner. However my body reminded me that sometimes beef is a no go…