While I was at the Korean grocery store, I thought I would try and make some mandu again. This is something that I have done on intermittent occasion in the past, but the last time I made any was during finals in law school. And, since it is that time of year, I thought it was about time for another go.
Monthly Archives: April 2011
On Sundays, my wife and I usually like to graze throughout the day. Only sometimes do I actually cook dinner. My sister-in-law sent me a goat cheese recipe. So I figured Sunday would be a perfect time to try it. She calls it a Goat Cheese Torta, and it was the first time I’ve ever made a cheese ball, which is obvious from the picture. It tasted good, but looked like a mess. They can’t all be winners.
My wife and I were watching a Minimalist episode where Mark Bittman made crackers. It looked marvelous. It looked simple. It looked nothing like the prohibitively over-meticulous process that Alton Brown went through on his crackers episode (I mean seriously, aluminum free baking powder? And I need to roll it to 1/16 of an inch thick?). My wife demanded that I make these. Unfortunately, they didn’t quite turn out. They can’t all be winners.
My wife asked me to make biscuits for Sunday morning. Although they are generally simple to make, there are a couple of aspects of biscuit-making that I find somewhat annoying. But, she’s been traveling for work for the last two weeks, and so I was happy to oblige.
With my wife still being out of town for work, I continued on my week of Food My Wife Wouldn’t Mind Me Eating Without Her. The next dish I wanted to try to make was chajangmyun. It’s a korean noodle dish made out of black bean paste that I’ve talked about before on this blog. For some reason, this dish always freaks my wife out, but I love it. And given that I have little desire to explore Chicago for Korean restaurants, I decided I would try making it at home.
When I think about the food I ate in St. Louis, the list just wouldn’t be complete without Del Taco. And so, after breakfast at Uncle Bill’s, lunch at Seamus McDaniel’s, dinner at Rigazzi’s, awkward but ultimately enjoyable reunion drinks at Blueberry Hill, and a nightcap at Halo Bar, my wife drove me over to Del Taco.