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Routine Again

This week we seem to have fallen into a routine again.  It generally goes:

  • 6am:          wake up
  • 6:15-7am:   work out in the basement
  • 7am:          shower and make coffee
  • 7:30am:      arrive at work
  • blah blah blah
  • 5pm:           walk home
  • 5:45pm:       water tomatoes, read a book
  • 7pm:            dinner
  • 9pm:            ice cream
  • 11pm:          bed

Of course we mix it up with dinners in and out and sometimes I hang out with my girlfriends, and sometimes I get the opportunity to play tennis or do yoga or something but it is nice to have some kind of routine.  I think it makes us both more sane.

This week Marika and I had another dinner and movie date.  This time we hit Branzino for some savory Italian fare before we went to SIFF Uptown for a documentary called Love Child.  The premise of the story is that of a Korean couple who were so addicted to online gaming that while raising an internet child in a game their 3 month old real child died of starvation.  It was super sad and depressing but also extremely interesting and I love spending time with Marika outside of work.  And the chicken with gnocchi and asparagus I got was superb!

Love Child the movie
Love Child the movie
Awesome roasted chicken with asparagus, green garlic, and gnocchi
Awesome roasted chicken with asparagus, green garlic, and gnocchi

And Thursday, instead of FareStart I had signed up for a French Countryside cooking class with some other of my girlfriends.  The class was a LivingSocial deal and really amazing actually.  We got there 15 minutes early for a glass of wine and appetizer they promised of olive tapenade and cucumbers with tuna butter.  Then we got underway learning to make potato truffle soup, celery root salad with roumelade, chicken dijon with mushrooms, rice pilaf, and chocolate mousse.  See my post on everything we learned.  And it was good spending time with some girls I hadn’t seen in ages (plus Polly!!).

Potato truffle soup
Potato truffle soup
Celery root salad
Celery root salad
Chocolate mousse woohoo
Chocolate mousse woohoo

And early in the week Bryan and I took a quick drive out to Ballard to go to our fave sushi spot, Moshi Moshi.  Again we sat at the corner of the counter so that we could watch the sushi chef working away.  He is amazingly talented and fun to watch.  We shared three rolls, miso soup and some amazing glazed miso eggplant.  I then had the energy I needed to set my highest score on Ms Pac Man at Full Tilt, 17,880 points!!!!

Two rolls at Moshi Moshi
Two rolls at Moshi Moshi

While Friday night Bryan and I walked to Sebi’s Bistro on the north tip of Eastlake, right before the University Bridge, to get some Polish delicacies for dinner.  It was my first time at the restaurant and Bryan and I split their delicious Pyzys (potato dumplings filled with beef and toped with bacon) and their Gypsy Stew (beef, mushrooms, and red peppers cooked in a delicious brown gravy and served on potato pancakes).  Both were so rich and heavy but amazing!  Those potato pancakes were so crisp and was paired perfectly with the stew and mellowed out just a bit with their sauerkraut.

These potato and meat dumplings are a lot bigger than they look!
These potato and meat dumplings are a lot bigger than they look!
So rich and amazing!
So rich and amazing!

And I promise that I am not addicted to video games.

Chelsea

 

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