My weekend in food

Hello there. It’s been a while since I last wrote. I feel like I haven’t had much to share. My time is now pretty divided. Work is getting busier and I’m enjoying blogging and podcasting Medical Fun Facts.

This weekend was pretty quiet for me. On Friday I had a good day at the hospital and ate a simple dinner of bacon with avocado on toast. 

TGIF dinner. Bacon and avocado on toast. Gary Lum
TGIF dinner. Bacon and avocado on toast.

On Saturday morning I decided to make a grilled cheese toastie with bacon. 



This will soon have #bacon added

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Streaky Bacon, Swiss cheese and Dijon mustard grilled toastie. Gary Lum
Streaky Bacon, Swiss cheese and Dijon mustard grilled toastie

Before I started grocery shopping I had a double shot latte to get me going.

For lunch, I had a pulled pork burrito with guacamole, sour cream, jalapeรฑo peppers and salsa from Guzman Y Gomez. It was huge. It’s a good thing I have a big mouth. I needed two hands to hold it. 

Pulled pork burrito with ginger beer. Gary Lum
Pulled pork burrito with ginger beer

For dinner, on Saturday night I made a light meal. A prawn salad.

Saturday dinner. Prawns and summer salad. Gary Lum
Saturday dinner. Prawns and summer salad.

I slept well Saturday night and woke up thinking I’d poach an egg and have some bacon. Sadly, I fail at poaching eggs.

Poached egg fail with crispy streaky bacon, Gary Lum
Poached egg fail with crispy streaky bacon

I went for a walk. I love the coloured buoys at Yerra Beach on Lake Ginninderra. 

Colourful buoys on Lake Ginninderra at Yerra Beach, Gary Lum
Colourful buoys on Lake Ginninderra at Yerra Beach

For lunch, I made myself a mango salad.

Kensington pride mango salad, Gary Lum
Kensington pride mango salad

And, finally, for Sunday dinner, I made a chicken schnitzel cheeseburger. It was delicious.



Making my chicken schnitzel cheeseburger #dinner #iphone #yummylummy #canberra

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Hello Sunday. Chicken schnitzel cheeseburger. Gary Lum
Hello! Sunday. Chicken schnitzel cheeseburger.

Parting words

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10 Responses

  1. A very diverse array of meals for our weekend, Gary. Yummy. I really enjoyed the IG video of putting the cheeseburger together – you make cooking it look easy…which actually, it is but a lot of us are too lazy to see that ๐Ÿ˜‚

    As I mentioned on IG, look at that dripping cheese off that toast. It made me think of the small slab white pearl cheese I bought from Coles on Friday and used it on my ham-cheese toastie for weekend breakfast – very creamy, buttery-like, just the way I like my cheese ๐Ÿ˜‹ Also your IG food photos always remind me of how late I sleep in on the weekend…lazing in my own bed and Gary is already cooking up a storm ๐Ÿ˜„

    Good luck with work, writing, cooking, photography and podcast. Trust you plan well to achieve well. The year is officially in full swing and time to look ahead and better ourselves. Let’s hope the work week isn’t too insanely busy ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. Hi there Mabel,
      Thank you for the kind words.
      This week should be a good one.
      I’m a big fan of cheese toasted sandwiches.
      I think one of the best things I’ve learnt is to use a variety of different breads, I do the like Helgas pumpkin seed bread. I like to put some olive oil in a warm to hot pan and then coat one side of the bread. Then remove the bread and dress it with Dijon or mayo or any spread you like, even butter. Then cheese to both sides. Put the bread back into the pan oil side down and cook slowly, you don’t want the bread to burn while the cheese melts. When the cheese is soft add the meat and make the sandwich and then cook until the cheese oozes.
      I’m hungry again!
      Have a good week Mabel.

    2. Sounds like a good recipe. Gaz. Thanks for sharing. Cheese to both sides and then back into the pan again – double the crispy and crunchy treat ๐Ÿ˜€

      Keep cooking and looking forward to seeing what you eat this week.

  2. That pulled Pork Burrito and Ginger Beer is to die for!! Would love, love to try the Cheeseburger Schnitzel. Love your blog!!

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