Food for footy finals

Last night I went out with some friends from the hospital. We went to Chong Co Thai in Kingston. I enjoyed a lamb shank massaman curry and some coconut rice. I woke up feeling a little nauseated, tired and experiencing blurred vision. Not a good way to begin a weekend of footy finals.

Tonight my two favourite teams in the National Rugby League are playing in the first round of the footy finals series. The Brisbane Broncos are playing the North Queensland Cowboys. I’m hoping the Broncos defeat the Cowboys. Both teams get another chance and ultimately I’d love if they both met again in the grand final. Can you imagine a Broncos Cowboys grand final at Lang Park? Of course the NRL wouldn’t allow it. It’s as likely as letting the football star rather than the crappy entertainment Channel Nine insists on torturing us with. Why do we need Jimmy Barnes and Cold Chisel screaming at us? I’d prefer a school choir to sing the national anthem and then kick off of the game. Worse still Channel Nine will insist on having Phil Gould in the commentary box. The focus should be the footy not the entertainment all in the name of television ratings. So much time is wasted when all the fans and viewers want is to watch the footy.

So let’s get back to some food and photography.

Saturday breakfast. Vegemite and marmalade on an English muffin.
Saturday breakfast. Vegemite and marmalade on an English muffin.
Beautiful spring day while walking around Lake Ginninderra
Beautiful spring day while walking around Lake Ginninderra. My hay fever will ramp up soon with so many flowers being out.
Something I found while walking around Lake Ginninderra
Something I found while walking around Lake Ginninderra
Lake Ginninderra playground
Lake Ginninderra playground. It looks phallic but it’s part of a dug out canoe.
Flower blossoms on Lake Ginninderra
Flower blossoms on Lake Ginninderra. I love my 55 mm f1.8 lens for my Sony.
Saturday morning tea. Chocolate popcorn cupcake from Heather's House of Cake on Lake Ginninderra.
Saturday morning tea. Chocolate popcorn cupcake from Heather’s House of Cake on Lake Ginninderra. This was delectable.
Saturday lunch. Beef burger with tomato and lettuce.
Saturday lunch. Beef burger with tomato and lettuce. A friend on Facebook thought the mustard looked like a McDonald’s sign.
Saturday footy finals food for dinner. Beef burger with potato gems, wasabi aioli, barbecue sauce and tomato sauce.
Saturday footy finals food for dinner. Beef burger with potato gems, wasabi aioli, barbecue sauce and tomato sauce. The wasabi aioli was inspired by a YouTube cook from the Gold Coast I follow. His name is Greg and his YouTube channel is called Greg’s Kitchen. He’s quite quirky.
Saturday footy finals food for dinner. Beef burger with potato gems, wasabi aioli, barbecue sauce and tomato sauce.
Saturday footy finals food for dinner. Beef burger with potato gems, wasabi aioli, barbecue sauce and tomato sauce. I love potato gems (also known as tater tots in North America)
Saturday footy finals food for dinner. Beef burger with potato gems, wasabi aioli, barbecue sauce and tomato sauce.
Saturday footy finals food for dinner. Beef burger with potato gems, wasabi aioli, barbecue sauce and tomato sauce.

I’m thrilled that Jolene Blalock favourited and retweeted a tweet of mine. Jolene played T’Pol on Star Trek Enterprise. T’Pol was one of my favourite characters on Enterprise. She really developed as a character throughout the four short seasons. I wish there had been another season of Enterprise.

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Jolene Blalock Twitter
Jolene Blalock Twitter

As I left the hospital yesterday I saw this sign on a window. I shared it on Instagram and Facebook and pondered whether this could be a new ice cream store. I’m expecting it will be used to store semen, embryos and for tissue banking.

Cryogenic storage The Canberra Hospital
Cryogenic storage The Canberra Hospital

I never thought of kangaroo being a Thai protein.

Chong Co Thai Restaurant menu Kingston, Canberra
Chong Co Thai Restaurant menu Kingston, Canberra
TGIF dinner. Lamb shank massaman curry from Chong Co Thai Restaurant.
TGIF dinner. Lamb shank massaman curry from Chong Co Thai Restaurant. It was really good. I hope it’s not responsible for why I’m feeling nauseated.

So it was a great game tonight. The best team won. The Broncos defeated the Cowboys.


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