Before I get onto the pickled coleslaw and potato scallops, I was not meant to be home tonight for dinner. I’d been invited to the launch of Hoi Polloi at Old Parliament House. Unfortunately on Monday evening I started experiencing some mild colicky abdominal pain and on Tuesday morning it was still there. I wasn’t indisposed as such at that time but figured it would be prudent to inform the organiser. It’s a good thing I did because after dinner last night I was up a few times.
The good thing is today I felt better and after a good day at work I figured I should indulge a little. Hence the takeaway potato scallops.
Today also marks forty years since the then Governor-General Sir John Kerr dismissed the Australian Government of the day which was led by Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. I was in grade five at Stafford Heights State School. My teacher Miss Smith asked me to go and see Mr Daily, a grade seven teacher about getting wicket keeper pads for a photograph of the grade 5 hockey team photograph. When I got to Mr Daily’s 7A classroom he was there with other grade seven and grade six teachers. They had the television on and they were all crying because of the dismissal of the government. That’s my memory of the day.
Today is payday, always a great day. After paying off bills I wish it was payday tomorrow too…
I got into work at 5 am this morning to prepare for a 6 am teleconference. I brought in a crunchy peanut paste and Buderim Ginger Factory ginger marmalade sandwich which I toasted for breakfast. I’d been inspired by seeing a peanut paste and raspberry jam cronut in a display cabinet in Urban Bean Espresso Bar the day before.
For lunch the inspiration continued and I bought a Bounty Bar cronut.
It was pretty filling.
For dinner I was feeling lazy after a long day at work. I stopped at the Jamison Takeaway and bought a piece of fish, some coleslaw and some potato scallops. When I got home I got some rye bread out of the freezer and made a fish and coleslaw sandwich.
How was your day? What did you eat?
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Tonight is game two in this year’s state of origin series. On the old blog you can find many posts about state of origin and where my allegiances lie. Needless to say the photograph of me on my about page has the Queensland flag as a background. The Maroon jumper I wear in my twitter and instagram avatars says it all QUEENSLANDER!!!
On the way home tonight I stopped at Jamison Takeaway in the Jamison Plaza and bought some potato scallops and calamari rings to snack on while I cooked my dinner.
Sorry it’s a little blurry. I was so excited about eating them
A need to do a shout out to the lovely ladies at the Jamison Takeaway. They always give me an extra potato scallop. They are the best.
For dinner I made honey soy chicken wings. They make great footy food. Click on the image if you want to see a bigger version.
Honey soy chicken wings | Footy food by Yummy Lummy
Rugby league is the greatest game of all. State of origin is the greatest example of rugby league. Queensland is the greatest state in Australia and in the world, even the universe. Footy and food go hand in hand.
Author: Gary Lum
Recipe type: Footy food
In a bowl add the chicken and everything else
Mix well and allow to rest for ten minutes
Put into a preheated oven (150 °C) for one hour
Capture an image with a Nikon D5300 and a Tamron 90 mm Macro lens at 1/25 seconds, f/8 and ISO 100
Eat the food while watching the pregame highlights
Wash the dishes
Write the blog post
Enjoy the game
Hope Queensland defeats New South Wales
Just to repeat, rugby league is the greatest game of all. State of origin is what sport is all about. Queenslanders are the best FULL STOP