christopher575 (christopher575) wrote,

Food, farms, and fun

I don't talk much about food on here because guaparella started a great food and cooking group on Facebook that I really like, but I'm kind of proud of last night's dinner. I recently added Thai basil to our indoor herb garden when one of the original ones wasn't doing so well, and decided to add some to a small chicken caesar salad I had for lunch last week. It tasted great, and the wheels started turning. If I had to choose a favorite dish, it'd be bun, the Vietnamese vermicelli salad bowl, and I figured it'd be really good to make one with a caesar salad. Instead of making everything myself, I picked up some grilled pork and some egg rolls at a local restaurant on Friday when I bought my lunch. I also hoped to incorporate some of what I ordered for that day's lunch as the noodle portion of the bowl, but it wasn't what I expected. It was called "crispy pho" but the noodles they fried up were wide, thick, and chewy. Tasty stuff, but not what I was looking for. That's fine, I had some vermicelli onhand, and also picked up a carrot, which I shredded and pickled, plus an English cucumber.


I liked it a lot! I think I liked it more than Garrett did, though.

Got my hour in at the pool this morning and managed to get another entry for the contest at the petting zoo our neighborhood park has every year before fair season starts.


And even though she's not officially open, my barber confirmed that she'd be around today and I was her first customer. I'll be happier when my beard's back, but the shorter hair helps a lot.



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