Grilled bison burgers, chips, salad, watermelon.
Tonight we had shrimp & vegs stir fry over wide rice noodles and a pear for dessert.
Meatloaf with beef Rice-o-Roni, applesauce and tossed salad.
Jok is what it's called in Cantonese ("chok" in Thailand). If you order it in Chinatown or from a Thai restaurant, that's what you ask for. It's pronounced like the English words "joke" or "choke". On restaurant menus it's more often called "congee": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congee or "rice gruel".
"Congee or conjee ...is a type of rice porridge or gruel popular in many Asian countries. It can be eaten alone or served with a side dish. Names for congee are as varied as the style of its preparation. Despite its many variations, it is always a thick porridge or soup of rice which has usually disintegrated after prolonged cooking in copious water.
"In other Asian cultures, it is also called kanji (Tamil/Tulu), kaṇni /Malayalam),pakhal bhat (Oriya), ganji (Kannada/Telugu), juk (Cantonese, Korean), zhou (Mandarin), chßo (Vietnamese), deythuk (Tibetan), chok (Thai), kayu (Japanese), l˙gaw (Filipino), Bubur (Malay) or jaou (Bengali) which is derived directly from the Chinese character 粥 ( which means gruel), canja (Portuguese). It is also called xifan in some Chinese provinces.
"In some cultures, congee is eaten primarily as a breakfast food or late supper; in others, it is eaten as a substitute for rice at other meals. It is often considered particularly suitable for the sick as a mild, easily digestible food."
In my Asian experience it's a breakfast food. It's one of the soups I eat for breakfast every day. Jok is always rice gruel but is made with many different additives like fish, chicken, bbq pork or shrimp, whatever. Jok with a dash of soy sauce, sprinkled with some chopped spring onion and I'm ready to start my day.
I've always liked soup and when I discovered that it is a traditional Chinese breakfast food I didn't need any persuasion to make it my breakfast food, too. My wife's quite the cook and almost all my morning soups are home-made, including jok. I never paid attention to how she makes it, but I think it's simply making a rice soup and going overboard with the cooking time until the rice pretty much disintigrates and turns into something like "Cream o' Wheat".
Chicken stirfry with rice and salad.
Baked cod & home fries, salad, avocado, and persimmon for dessert.
Homemade pozole (with regular pork, not long pig), salad and fresh cherries for dessert.
I tossed them into a marinade before I left for the golf course. I'm gonna dust 'em with seasoned flour and shallow fry them on high heat. Haven't put a sauce together yet but based on what I have on hand it should be pretty good.
I will include some sort of random vegetable matter to ease the guilt but really...it's all about the wing.
Grilled tomato basil sausage with little pockets of melted Mozzerella cheese inside them, baked bean and salad.
I can't afford fresh cherries anymore. We used to have an indoor farmers market type thing that sold fairly cheap fruits and veg. The shelves had no refrigeration or misting to preserve them so you had to know your produce and use it in short order, but I was able to afford cherries and blue berries etc in season. It shut down last fall when the landlord decided to sell to make it an office buildings or something like that. I miss my store
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Artichoke lasagna, salad, apple.
I don't know what's on the menu for tonight. I never do. She doesn't like telling me because she's likely to change her mind and doesn't want to disappoint me. Like I'm ever disappointed with her cooking! I'd be dead by now if it weren't for her, doing my own cooking.
Tonight it turned out to be scrambled eggs w/spiced ground turkey and the kind of hashbrowns that look like the potato was grated into slivers (I can't think of the name), salad and pineapple.
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