Some things I am liking and disliking...
Disliking...the new drink by Sekai no Kitchen...Maple and spices, sounded good...kinda tastes like chai but with a sickly sweet maple syrup flavor.
Husbands who come home from drinking at 2 a.m., make a ruckus while changing and showering, then fall asleep in a snap, snoring so loudly that their wives who had been sleeping peacefully are now rudely awakened and cannot go back to sleep...I won't name any names, you know who you are....
Quickly moving on to liking...
This bag by Elise Tran. My Aunty Marian had bought this bag for herself but after using it on a trip, didn't like it, so she gave it to me as an early Christmas present.
This bag holds everything I usually carry on trips...passport holder, hand towel, wallets, cell phone, organizer, train pass & foldable sun umbrella. (Thank you!)
Starbucks Milano Espresso...hints of chocolate...mmm! On the go, when I can't get a hot cup of coffee, I like this type of coffee drink instead of the canned coffees because the canned ones taste like...cans!
Plus, the canned ones have tons of sugar in them. It is cold, but at least I can get a shot of caffeine without all the sugar.
Duchy Originals Organic Orange Biscuits...this cookie is delicious with bits of candied orange peel in it.
Also they use organic wheat flour, and if I remember correctly a portion of sales goes to a charity in England.
Haagen Dazs' newest flavor, sweet potato pie...
Vanilla ice cream topped with a layer of sweet potato and walnuts. The sweet potato layer is a bit gritty/grainy, but overall a delicious combination.
Cleaning out the pantry, I found a really (really) old box of Jell-O....used it up with some canned mandarin oranges for a quick and easy dessert.
These tiny cups hold 3/4 cups of liquid, but were the perfect size for these desserts. I was able to make 4.
Kinda half liking and disliking this one...worms in the lettuce.
Disliking it because he made all the center ribs nasty looking, but liking it because if he is in there, it means this was grown without pesticides...
Diva Chocolate's Mocha Java Rub...after putting the rub on, the instructions suggest putting the protein into the refridge to meld for 30 minutes.
I cooked this on a grill pan and nearly freaked when I saw it all black, I used the tongs to scrape off the rub and realized that the steak wasn't burnt (whew!)
The meat was so tender, not sure if it was the grade of meat (black wagyu) or the spice combination in the rub or both.
This rub had some cinnamon as well as chocolate, it smells sweet when cooking but isn't when you eat it.
Disliking the fact that they are now out of business though--another business bites the dust due to the economy. (sad to see you go!)
Leftovers....now, I rarely say that I like leftovers, but a sandwich made from leftover steak, some mayo, leftover pistachio baguette and leftover veggie sticks made a great quick lunch.
My new 27 cm (10 inch) violet T-fal pan, 1468 yen (about US$14.68). I was recently looking for a new pan and wanted something "made in Japan", but almost everything Seiyu had was "made in China".
Luckily, I found this T-fal (made in France) on sale, another good thing about this store is that if you bring your own bag they knock off 2 yen, not much, but it is something.
The skies indicating that the season is changing and Autumn is coming....love it!
Is there something you are liking or disliking?