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Posted on Mar 6, 2011 in Dear Diary, Food | 6 comments

Blog Guilt

Do any of you other bloggers out there experience blog guilt? I haven’t posted in 3 days, and I feel sooooo bad about it! It’s been a pretty hectic weekend so it’s not like I don’t have an excuse, but I still have felt so bad about not blogging this whole time! That’s what I get for getting into a blogging-every-day-routine, though eh? Just interested to hear from you other bloggers out there if you experience the same thing, or if I’m just a liiiiiittle bit crazypants. Hehe.

Okay! Let’s get down to the weekend update part of this whole shebang! My weekend this week actually started on Thursday (whoo-hoo!) As you know from my last post, I drove up to Baltimore to see Les Mis with my sister and her hubby that night! We started things off with dinner at Memsahib! They had a prix-fixe menu that was AWESOME:

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Things started off with some samosas, a li’l salad, and channa masala (chickpea curry). It. Tasted. Amazing.

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Jenny and I shared two dishes, both of which I cannot remember the names of, hahaha. One was a dish of cauliflower and potato, and one had potatoes and OKRA! Cross another scary food off of the list!

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This was my very first time trying okra. Admittedly I was always kinda grossed out by it in the past (I mean, c’mon, it doesn’t exactly LOOK appetizing!) but it was really, really good! I enjoyed it a lot. Hooray!

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I tried a little of everything (the naan bread was outta site!) and the restaurant was awesome! They realized that both Jenny and my dishes didn’t really have any sauce in them so they brought out an extra portion of channa masala for us, at no charge! So nice, right?

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Dessert was an absolutely delicious chai tea and that weird rice-tapioca-pudding stuff (again, the name is eluding me…) that I only had like, a taste of. Not a fan. But the chai was fantastic! I only had a few sips because I was so full (plus I’m trying to limit my dairy right now) but it was warm, spicy, smooth, and delicious. Mmm-mmmm.

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After dinner, we walked the like 50 feet to the Hippodrome Theatre for the show!! It was so enjoyable. The new production of Les Mis included some very, very cool new staging things (they do some cool things with a projected screen image in the background during the sewer scene especially!) and I had a great time. I was a tad bit nostalgic for the original production, of course, but I think that’s just because I’ve seen the original staging and whatnot so many times, hehehe.

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All in all a terrific Thursday night!

Friday night, Jenny and I decided to try our hands at making veggie burgers! (Jen’s a vegetarian, in case I hadn’t already mentioned that, btw.)

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We looked up a recipe for quinoa black bean burgers (though I can’t remember where she got the original recipe from) and we kinda tweaked it and went from there.

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Our ingredients were quinoa (duh), black beans (duh), apple, corn, red onion, bread crumbs, and a butt-load of seasonings!

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Formed ’em into patties and tossed ’em on the stove with some olive oil and cooking spray:

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Then we served ’em up with a salad that included beets, red onion, and herbed goat cheese!

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Verdict? They tasted great!! But… the texture of that actual patty ended up being kind of fail. We obviously just ate them on their own, but if we had actually been trying to eat this on a bun or anything they would NOT have held up. Too moist, I think, so they kind of fell apart. Still, a winner in the taste category, so I’m striking it up as a win.

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Here’s my Question of the Day for you all though: How do you make a veggie patty more, well, patty-like? Should we have added more bread crumbs to make it drier? Or maybe try baking it next time? Recommendation/suggestions are requested! 🙂

After dinner, we headed in true girly sister’s bonding night fashion to see… Beastly!

It was… pretty bad, I admit. Hahahahahaha. But you know, being the 13-year-old tween that I am, I still enjoyed it, hehe. Still a fun way to spend the night with my sissypoo! (And Daxter hung out with us too, which is always fun. :))

The rest of the weekend was spent hanging out with Steve, getting to see Amanda for a bit Saturday night, and eating dinner tonight with my ‘rents at the home of some family friends! All in all, not too bad of a weekend, if I say so myself.

I’ll cut myself off here, because I don’t want you all to OD on this super pictureful entry, but stay tuned for tomorrow’s weigh-in, and I hope you all had a great weekend!

Remember to weigh in on my Q of the D (heh) above: how do I make a successful veggie patty? Bake it? More dry ingredients? We didn’t use an egg in this one and I think I’ve heard about using that for black bean burgers, so is that what we were missing? If it’s possible to make one without an egg, I think I’d prefer that, though. Anyway, SUGGESTIONS PLZ!

Oh yeah, and have a great night. 🙂

6 Comments

  1. I absolutely experience blogger guilt! I haven’t blogged in at least a week and it’s because I’ve been SO busy! For me, it’s like having writer’s block (or maybe it IS having writer’s block? blogger’s block?). I’m actually sitting down now to work on an idea that just popped into my head. I may also do some revamping on my blog! I wouldn’t worry about it much, though. I think as long as you’re posting two or three times a week your readers will be happy! Miss you! But I’m just gone for the week so I’ll see you soon!

  2. aloo gobi is maybe what you had that had cauliflower and potato…i work in an indian restaurant currently..the tapioca style dessert was most likely Kheer, which is a cold rice pudding, which is a lot better than it sounds! sounds like you had a blast!

    • Yes! Aloo gobi is exactly what it was! And yes, you’re right, the desser was kheer. Not sure why I couldn’t remember those names…

      Maybe I’ll have to give kheer another chance. I wasn’t a huge fan of the texture but I AM trying to be an equal-opportunity scary food lover, after all! 🙂

  3. I totally used to suffer from blog guilt . . . in fact I found myself apologizing on the blog all the time. Then I got over it.

    Sometimes it’s just better to live life than to blog about it! 🙂

    Now I write a post every couple of days and that seems to work just fine!

    • I agree with Toronto Girl! You have to get out there and live your life in order to have something to blog about! (Thanks, this also alleviates MY guilt!)

  4. SO much fun this weekend- even if “Beastly” was pretty terrible and deserving of its rotten tomato rating 🙂 At least with the LivingSocial Fandago deal it only cost you $9 for the both of us, YAY for a good deal! We’ll try our hands at a veggie patty again another time… I have faith we can succeed.

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