Weekend food round up featuring Bron’s Weiner schnitzel and more

Okay so it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these food round ups. I’m not limiting myself to this weekend either 😉

Let’s start on Thursday. It was a payday which means lunch has to be a celebration.

A cheese burger from Urban Bean Espresso Bar which I ate nude (sans bread) to keep it low carb.
A cheese burger from Urban Bean Espresso Bar which I ate nude (sans bread) to keep it low carb.

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Thursday evening Bron and I went to the Dumpling Inn for dinner.

The Dumpling Inn is a favourite local Chinese restaurant which consistently produces good quality food with friendly albeit quirky service.

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Went out to the Dumpling Inn and enjoyed crispy duck pancakes, braised calamari and Chinese broccoli in oyster sauce.
Went out to the Dumpling Inn and enjoyed crispy duck pancakes, braised calamari and Chinese broccoli in oyster sauce.

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Friday morning started with Scrambled eggs, corned beef and some shredded Coon cheese. I named it the TGIF #breakfast

TGIF #breakfast Scrambled eggs with corned beef and Coon cheese. I ate it straight from the frying pan :-)
TGIF #breakfast Scrambled eggs with corned beef and Coon cheese. I ate it straight from the frying pan 🙂

For lunch while I was at the hospital I went for a mixed sushi box. I love wasabi but the wasabi that came with this box was mind blowing. I thought my head would explode when I accidentally put too much on.

Mixed sushi box for lunch
Mixed sushi box for lunch

For dinner I had a yearning for KFC. I fought the desire all afternoon but as I was driving home I succumbed.

TGIF greasy fried chicken for #dinner
TGIF greasy fried chicken for #dinner

On Saturday morning I wanted to get up early and catch the sun rise. I’ve been finding some photographic inspiration in a local Canberra identity, viz., the Kayak Cameraman. For more information about his he’s recently done an interview with the ABC.

I captured some images of the sky above Lake Ginninderra. These are best seen if you click on them. They should open in a new window and hopefully your browser will optimise the image size for your screen. Let me know what you think. I spend so much time photographing food, non food is more of a challenge.

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Good morning #Canberra Lake Ginninderra
Good morning #Canberra Lake Ginninderra
Good morning #Canberra Lake Ginninderra
Good morning #Canberra Lake Ginninderra

For breakfast I tried a couple of new things. I read that I could make my bacon crispy and wavy if I rested the streaky bacon over some aluminium foil batons. I also read that I could poach eggs in the microwave oven. I’ve worked out that to get it right for my microwave oven is to go for high power for 37 seconds.

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Microwave poached egg and oven cooked bacon for #breakfast
Microwave poached egg and oven cooked bacon for #breakfast
Microwaved poached egg experiment #FAIL
Microwaved poached egg experiment #FAIL

For Saturday night #dinner I went to Bron’s. She mentioned she had a surprise for me. I should mention that earlier in the week I’d mentioned to Bron an article I’d read in the news that Australians are known for ten schnitzel mistakes. We had a good conversation about it and it looks like Bron spent some time thinking about schnitzel during the week.

The other surprise Bron had for me was my birthday gift in addition to taking me to dinner last week.

Bron made a photograph book of our holiday last year in Vietnam. It's fantastic.
Bron made a photograph book of our holiday last year in Vietnam. It’s fantastic.

Bron’s creation is a Wiener Schnitzel made in the shape of Australia. It even has a Tasmania (for non Australian readers, it used to be quite common on television for people to forget to add Tasmania on our map. The secondary fun fact about the map of Tasmania is that the phrase “Map of Tasmania” has become a colloquialism for the appearance of pubic hair covering the human female mons pubis.)

Bron's Australia shaped Wiener schnitzel with the Great Broccoli Reef
Bron’s Australia shaped Wiener schnitzel with the Great Broccoli Reef

Bron apologises that Queensland has been cut a little short.

Sunday, today in Australia is Mothers Day. I thought I should make myself a special breakfast.

Mothers Day poached eggs, crispy bacon and a reduced cream spinach sauce.
Mothers Day poached eggs, crispy bacon and a reduced cream spinach sauce.
Happy mothers day Mum
Happy mothers day Mum

So that’s the weekend. Tonight I cooked a rolled lamb shoulder roast so that I had some meat for lunches.

Roasted lamb shoulder with a sauce made from roasted celeriac, cauliflower and pumpkin.
Roasted lamb shoulder with a sauce made from roasted celeriac, cauliflower and pumpkin.

 

This afternoon I did some work and then my ironing.

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Watching a photography YouTube video while ironing
Watching a photography YouTube video while ironing
Watching a Star Trek TOS DVD while ironing as part of the #SundayRitual
Watching a Star Trek TOS DVD while ironing as part of the #SundayRitual
I bought a heater for the #Cold #Canberra winter
I bought a heater for the #Cold #Canberra winter

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