Monthly Archives: June 2012

A bored husband makes for culinary flexibility

You know what’s great about Jon not being licensed and working until July? Admittedly for him, probably not much. The novelty of relaxation wears off quickly. But for me, man is it awesome.

Not only do I get to see him as much as I want after a 3 month break, I get to do things like, deciding we should have something for dinner that requires a 2 hour marinade, and I can decide this at 2pm. Jenna’s tequila lime chicken  on the tasty kitchen blog made for really delicious tacos with some guacamole, tomatoes, cilantro, mm mmmm

So fresh!

The only thing I would change is to maybe add a bit of honey to the marinade. I like the mix of flavor and I think it would’ve cut the tanginess a little bit.

It’s probably not shocking but it’s still quite enjoyable how much better I feel since I’ve been cooking. No actual weight loss but everything fits better, my energy is back up, I’m sleeping better. Even eating healthy things when you’re out (like I ever do that, but still), doesn’t change the fact that you can’t know everything that’s in it. And since I think that some preservatives and fresheners are what give me fairly frequent stomach aches, it’s nice to return to home cooking. That is, until I revisit Myers+Chang on Saturday 🙂

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June

The husband is back (and a graduated optometrist!), and with him my desire to cook. The last few months it seemed so much easier to grab something on the way home than to actually cook for myself. I will spare you the excuses and get to the food.

Starting with the delicious out to eat food. Craigie on Main, Kathleen and I had a steak bigger than our heads for dinner and it was really wonderful. Thanks to Anthony Bourdain for the suggestion! Myers+Chang, I cannot wait to go back. Then the usual places that I take visitors, which I’ve had quite a few of in the last 3 months! pomodoro in the North End is the best Italian I’ve had. Barking Crab is always a good time and I tried my first raw oyster (not for me), Zaftig’s for my favorite reuben, Bon Chon for delicious Korean fried chicken, Pizzeria Regina, Dorado, the list goes on but I think I got my favorites!

If you haven’t gathered from that list, I really should be running more.

Last night I made bibimbap

Vegetable goodness

Which, from what I understand is a fairly traditional Korean dish that I hope I didn’t bastardize too much. The flavor combination is unbelievable and it’s so filling.

There’s been a lot of knitting,

Baby blanket for our upcoming niece

and SOME running (I’m finished with PT and it actually feels good!). I am doing a summer series of 5 5ks to see if I can beat my high school time! Last week was 22:09 post 2 beers so, since my PR was 20:30, I think I can do it! Then later in the summer I will get back into training for some fall halfs.

I’ve read some good books, like The Marriage Plot, and am working on reading Game of Thrones (watched season 1 of the show already, good stuff).

Snow White and the Huntsman was the best movie I’ve seen in awhile and that about catches it up for now!