Weekend recovery

Gary Lum Pialligo Estate streaky bacon
Pialligo Estate streaky bacon

A weekend recovery is what I needed. I’ve recently spent two weeks in Manila for work and ended up getting respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses. Suffice to say I still have a hacking cough which has also given me a sore back and my bowels still feel a little delicate although I feel a lot better now that I can control what I’m eating and breathing fresh air.

On Thursday night I watched Maeve O’Meara on Food Safari on SBS and she did a segment on Pialligo Estate artisan bacon. It’s my favourite bacon. It’s also local bacon smoked in Canberra. I decided I buy some for the weekend.

Friday night I made myself chicken thigh schnitzel burger inspired by Hilah Johnson.

Gary Lum Grilled cheese chicken thigh schnitzel cheeseburger with avocado
Grilled cheese chicken thigh schnitzel cheeseburger with avocado

For Saturday breakfast I made myself a Pialligo Estate streaky bacon and fried egg roll.

Gary Lum Pialligo Estate streaky bacon
Pialligo Estate streaky bacon
Gary Lum Pialligo Estate streaky bacon and fried egg roll
Pialligo Estate streaky bacon and fried egg roll

For lunch I felt like some raw onion and coleslaw with cream cheese

Gary Lum Red onion with coleslaw in a cream cheese sandwich
Red onion with coleslaw in a cream cheese sandwich

For dinner I made a chicken schnitzel sandwich.

Gary Lum Chicken thigh schnitzel coleslaw and cheese sandwich
Chicken thigh schnitzel coleslaw and cheese sandwich

I felt well enough on Sunday to go for a walk around Lake Ginninderra

But for breakfast I had some melted cheese on toast

Gary Lum Melted cheese on toast
Melted cheese on toast
Gary Lum Lake Ginninderra
Lake Ginninderra
Gary Lum Cows on Lake Ginninderra
Cows on Lake Ginninderra
Portable toilet on Lake Ginninderra
Portable toilet on Lake Ginninderra
Gary Lum Man in the lake
Man in the lake
Gary Lum Lake Ginninderra
Lake Ginninderra

For lunch after I did my ironing and watched an episode of Star Trek TNG I made myself a Pialligo Estate streaky bacon cheeseburger

Gary Lum Pialligo Estate streaky bacon cheeseburger
Pialligo Estate streaky bacon cheeseburger

For dinner on Sunday I slowly roasted some blade beef with some quinoa and vegetables. I had enough left over for two more meals.

Gary Lum Slowly roasted blade beef with quinoa, carrot and onion
Slowly roasted blade beef with quinoa, carrot and onion

The meat just fell apart as I pressed down with my knife.

How often do you need a weekend recovery?


Monday link love

It’s been awhile since I’ve done this properly. Each Monday the members of the Canberra Food Bloggers Facebook group share blog posts. Today here is a selection of those shared.

 

12 Responses

    1. Thanks Lorraine, I’m feeling a little better every day. At least the lower abdominal pain has gone. Just the persistent cough and a little nausea now.

    1. Thank you very much Karen. This weekend I will be in a much happier place. In Brisbane with my daughters and parents πŸ˜ƒ

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