Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's like fireworks and butterflies and champagne exploding inside you

That post title? It's a quote from a woman on High Stakes Sweepers, a show on TV about people that enter sweepstakes obsessively. Which I'm watching. For entertainment. Can you tell I'm bored?

Frank is at a preseason Steelers game with his friends which leaves me allllll alone. I actually don't mind, it gives me a chance to catch on paranormal tv shows and do some needless baking. And blog, apparently.

So I want to tell you about my favorite food. Something I crave all the time. It's not something I could eat every day because every time I eat it, it makes me violently ill for like a week. In the gut. I think of it as a 5 day cleanse. But I keep coming back because it hurts so good. I'm hoping that by continuing to eat it, my body will build up a resistance to it. 

Penang Coconut Curry Chicken. Yes, it is sweet delicious heaven. Typically I get it to go from this fancy gourmet grocery store up the street from me (it has a cafe) but you can get some version from most Thai joints. And it's always under a different name so you need to read the description to find it. It's chicken thighs (or shrimp, tofu, etc) in a sweet and spicy yellow curry and coconut sauce. There's always potatoes in it, either regular or sweet potatoes. One place I go to throws in pineapple chunks. Load it up with rice and a ton of cilantro (at my request) and its a magical unicorn explosion of flavor. The place I got this from is like a Thai India fusion and the naan on the side is warm, chewy, and carby heaven. Remember how I'm trying to lose weight again? Uh. 

So that's what I have ahead of me for the evening. I might do some baking, I might clean a little bit, I might do some work. But chances are I'm going to lay here digesting and watching Ghost Hunters International on DVR. 

1 comment:

  1. Coconut curry is crack. I just had it the other night and I want to lick the bowl every time. Unfortunately, we were in a restaurant and it's not really acceptable. Damn.