Yesterday, the weather started out quite awesome . . .
(train station 6am)
There was a nice breeze. The weather was about 53 degrees and the sun obviously was ready to come out! As I made it into the city, the grey started creeping in . . .
While in class, the rain started to pour heavily. I planned on sucking it up and walking back to the train station, but it was so bad that even my umbrella was having issues keeping me dry.
(inside Subway station)
Yep, it was a subway day . . .
Some puddles were so deep, Samantha and I could practically swim to the train station!
Ironically, class was not far off in theme. It was Fin Fish day! We crammed a whole lot of info into the time we had. Chef Rich taught us about different types of fish, problems with fish farming, how to fillet and gut a fish and also how to cook them. I’ll admit, this was a bit more scary than working with chicken. Something about seeing the face of whatever it was is kind of daunting. But the trick is to make sure the (dead) fish is more scared of you than you are of it. Kind of like this . . .
(Ali, taking no prisoners)
It actually was pretty fun and definitely something I learned a lot from.
But the best part . . .
The eating . . . of course! Here are some of the dishes we made.
(pan seared European sea bass with kalamata salsa)
(flounder with butter almond sauce)
(grilled wild salmon) <—I made that
What experience do you have with seafood? Have you ever filleted a fish?
Today was a full day of errands. It started with waking up at 4:52 am to blasting music coming from upstairs. I swear, I don’t know what this guys deal is . . . (or what he’s deal-ING) but I can’t take much more of this noise!
I headed to work for a few hours. Came home, did some dishes and headed off to my parents to wash my dirty chef uniform. Mom and I went out food shopping for a few things we needed.
By the time I got home, it was 4:00 pm and I was out of it. I started getting a weird headache and I also felt some congestion creeping up. Not again!
I lied on the couch for a bit and listened to relaxing music app and ended up falling asleep for a half hour. I feel much better but now Im paranoid.
Chris got home and we decided to go to a Mexican restaurant that we have been wanting to try for years. We debated going for a while since we just went out to eat, but I figured it would help my mood and I also planned on keeping half of whatever I ordered to pack up for tomorrow.
WORST meal in a very long time. I get really upset when I have a bad meal. Especially since I feel like I’m doing a good thing by not spending my money in a chain restaurant. I won’t get into details, but I embarrassed Chris pretty bad. He said I’m becoming too much of a critic. Maybe I am getting snobby about my food these days but I guess it goes with the territory.
I just gotta stop getting so upset the times it does happen.
Now I’m home and I just finished packing my food for tomorrow.
Overnight oats with chia seeds, bananas and almond butter in an old empty Earth Balance container.
Salad on a wrap with garlic hummus.
Daisy girl apple.
I didn’t pack dinner this time. We have a 6 hour class on Fin Fish tomorrow which I’m sure will result in a nice meal. Last week I ended up throwing out my millet burger because I was full from all the poultry!
Bedtime is soon . . . Gotta prepare for the rain
What did you do today? Do you get upset when you have a bad meal at a restaurant?