Why We Need a Freezer
I did make it to work on time. The tweet above is the last of that night, thankfully. West Broadway was desolate at the late hour. Now that I've walked, nee stumbled, the entire North Minneapolis stretch of Broadway at that time, I have no fear of my side of town.
With all of the damage in our neighborhood from the storm that should be imminent.
I know it doesn't sound all that appetizing, but it was one of my better original stir frys. Next time you whip together an asian keep it minimal: think fish sauce, veggie stock, some ginger and garlic. And don't forget the corn/potato starch. The texture from starch makes a good asian sauce.
skillet cookie. It was dry by my standards, so I put a dollop of chocolate syrup on top.
For the past few years Brooke's been cooking, sometimes cleaning and occasionally babysitting for a family in Edina.
Sadly they had to move away. They told me to come by their place after they had left to take any food that was still there before the movers came the next day. We brought 2 coolers and 5 insulated grocery bags. We thought that would be plenty until we got there and realized how much was actually still there.
What you see in the following photos is the best we're-moving-back-to-Sweden present ever.
They had lots of groceries. Produce, spices, oils...
They also had a cellar full of alcohol, Glogg and near-beer. We got to take half of all that in addition to the freezers, fridges and cabinets full of food. It was seriously one of the nicest things someone could do for you.
I like to think of it as a return for all the dinners we've made for people. Hmm karma?
It was sad and weird to see all of their belongings left behind for the movers.
It was more sad for me knowing that I will never be in this house again. I was still new to cooking when I first started with them. With all the strange meals I've made for them it's helped me become more confident. They've also introduced me to new foods and helped change the way I eat. I'm going to miss them dearly and hopefully I will see them again at some point in my life.
And bring our own beer.
Pirate Booty was my favorite
Only later did we notice what we thought was imported beer we had never heard of was actually non-alcoholic.
The next morning I got up way too close to my shift at Geek Squad. I just had enough time to get the chicken stock strained and Tupperware(d). I really need to get up earlier for work.
Turkey Chili was something I made for the kids frequently. They also loved kycklingsoppa and tacos.