So, my fridge is packed, so I thought I might as well do my bi-weekly scourging of the fridge to see what can stay, what be used, and what should go. Apparently, my freezer revealed that I'm still very much a victim of buy-'n-forget. In other words: I bought, I froze, I forgot ... and I forgot much more than I thought I did. I had boneless chicken thighs, chicken quarters, chicken hearts, half of a frost bitten steak, flat iron steaks, pork chops, and some unknown (to me) cut of pork. Oh, and shrimp. Obviously, my desire to have better "husbandry" of my food purchases has "slightly" evaded me.
I decided yesterday that I had enough to cook with at home, and did my usual list-making of what I had:
- meat (as described above)
- salad lettuce
- red onion
- rice stick noodles
- mochi blocks
- fresh noodles (called "vermicelli" but they were much more like udon)
- quail eggs
- salad, using: lettuce, mushrooms, mango, red onion and chicken hearts (with my usual dressing of rice vinegar, soy and sugar ... but with minced-but-more-like-pulverized red onion)
- noodle soup, using: fresh noodles, cabbage, unknown cut of pork (sliced thin) and quail eggs
Now for the rest of the meat!