Man, I’ve been away for so long. I need to revive this blog of mine. It’s become so dull, so uneventful, and full of lazy re-blogs. I’m going to make it a priority to get at least one post a week up here to update what’s going on in my life. I’m really surprised to see I still have followers. Sorry guys :(
Last Thursday night the counselors and both pastors for the winter youth retreat went out to eat at Iron Age (Korean restaurant). The food and fellowship was amazing!! We had a wonderful time eating 삼겹살 and 차돌박이 (pork belly and beef brisket). The meat comes raw on a platter and you cook it on the grill in the middle of the table. I’ve been here before but I had no idea there were so many food choices.
They have 3 different marinades for the 삼겹살 and the (gochujang) 고추장 삼겹살 was my absolute favorite. Gochujang is a fermented soybean, rice and chili condiment. Very spicy and delicious.
At the end of the meal they take the meat, rice, and side dishes to make kimchi fried rice. He put the jalapenos in so it was super hot xD
Afterwards we went to a small dessert & coffee shop across the street. The waffle and ice cream was so delicous!! I can’t wait to go there again.
My sisters and I cooked dinner for the family this New Year’s Eve. I really wish I had taken pictures, but the process was so stressful and hectic it didn’t even cross my mind. Cooking takes a lot of time and effort and we had no idea. Dinner, lunch, or breakfast doesn’t take very long when you’re cooking something simple. We didn’t know how complicated it would be until after we started.
On the menu:
Dessert: Rolled Sponge Cake w/fruit
Almost nothing turned out like we thougt but the Sushi (because it was store bought) and the asparagus. The Sesame Chicken was supposed to have a thick sauce, but the consistency would not thicken. It turned out to be an amazing glaze.
The fried rice was not up to my sister’s standards but when the rest of us tasted it, it was better than the rice you get at a chinese restaurant. The ingredients made it taste great, but the fluffiness of the rice and the full rich flavor made it so much better.
To my little sister, the sponge cake was a complete disaster. It wasn’t spongy, light and airy. It was dense and began to crack when she started rolling. She freaked out and called me over to her side. When I got there she was in a panicy state. I told her to cut it into squares and put the whipped cream and fruit on top. I don’t know what happened to the sponginess of the cake, but it was sweet and delicious anyway.
The family loved our dinner, the presentation of the food, and the dessert. That meant a lot to us, especially considering we have some great cooks in the family. It’s good to know that even though things didn’t turn out exactly like we hoped, the taste of the food was never comprimised.
I don’t know how big families do it. Cooking takes so much time and effort. I think I’ll be okay to conquer my little college kitchen now. Cooking new things daily for myself doesn’t seem so hard now.