Sunday, November 20, 2011

Calgary Staycation

I just got back into Edmonton after a 10 day staycation in Calgary. Boo.

The staycation was nice. I met up with friends, scrapbooked, karaoke (at home), played video games, watched movies, ate out, shopping, and cooked some awesome dinners. Since I was at my parents home, I didn't even have to clean (except for Roshi's mess). I loved it. It was relaxing and not too expensive. Sometimes vacations are harder on the body than work! Therefore, this short little week off, which I desperately needed (I haven't had one week off of work since last X-mas and was seriously losing concentration at work), was perfect and excellent.

It's 10:54 pm now. I'm in bed blogging and ready to sleep to restart routine. Sigh. Last week, I was playing Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood until late night.

I don't want it to end. I wouldn't mind another week off. Not at all. Sigh.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cooking Disaster

Both B and I had a disaster in the kitchen this weekend. B wanted to pre-make a big pot of green bean tapioca sweet soup for his company Halloween potluck. He looked up a recipe for the ingredients, but didn't follow the instructions. This is what it turned out:

The picture was not altered. The chopsticks in the pot was standing up vertically in the "soup". This pot of gel was conglomerated with two bags of green beans, two bags of tapioca, and two cans of coconut milk. It might look disgusting, but it did smell sweet. Nevertheless, the gel was thrown out.

I shouldn't be laughing too hard though. On Sunday, my curry beef burnt up:

I did my usual, but for some odd reason it burnt up. Maybe I left the heat on too high (at "2") for too long (1 hour) or I didn't add enough water. Oh well, there were still scrap leftover. It just tasted like bbq beef marinated with curry sauce. It didn't taste too bad. B ate it!