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Stuff I cooked before the New Year

January 20, 2020 12:50 PM

Yeah, I'm still catching up. But I apparently didn't cook much between Thanksgiving and New Years. Or at least I didn't take pictures of what I cooked.


Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta - Budget Bytes

Yeah, I make this a lot. It's still my go-to for an easy meal when I don't want to put a lot of effort into cooking.


Jackfruit Tacos

I realize you can't even see the jackfruit with this angle. I promise it's there.

Yup, that taco is completely vegetarian. I don't know, I wanted to try jackfruit-pretending-to-be-meat, since I know it's commonly used as a vegetarian substitute for pulled pork. It tastes and feels nothing like pork. So it was alright, I guess.


Japanese Eggplant with Chicken and Thai Basil - The Woks of Life

I don't think I actually used a Japanese eggplant. But the Asian store didn't label the type of eggplant.

I don't remember why, but I think I really wanted some stir fried eggplant, so I looked up recipes for it, and this looked easy enough. I also impulsively bought a family pack of chicken breast. (5 pounds!) I don't remember how much it cost, but I assume it was cheap since I impulse bought it. I do remember this tasting good, but pretty much all stir fry recipes I try are good.


Fried Chicken Sandwiches - Pinch of Yum

Target didn't have the pickles slicked the way I wanted! So they're kind of awkward.

So when I went home for Thanksgiving, my cousins were kind of obsessed with Popeye's new chicken sandwiches. And apparently the rest of the world was too, because Popeye's kept running out of chicken sandwiches, and the first few that I checked didn't even have any! And when I don't get to eat a food that I expect to, I want it even more.

So after unsuccessfully trying to buy a Popeye's chicken sandwich I said, screw it, I'm making this myself. Well, not the way Popeye's does, but I can look up chicken sandwich recipes and follow them. I had this recipe saved for a while, and I figured it was finally time to make it. This took me like an hour to make because I'm really slow, but hey, it was worth it.