Gourmet is a cultural ideal associated with the culinary arts of fine food and drink, or haute cuisine, which is characterized by refined, even elaborate preparations and presentations of aesthetically balanced meals of several contrasting, often quite rich courses.
Okay, so MAYBE it isn’t gourmet… Hahaha. My MIL likes to make sure that we don’t waste food. And honestly, that’s the biggest First World Problem, isn’t it? As someone that has experienced homelessness at one point, it also pains me to think of tossing out food. That’s probably a root in my dieting issues that reach towards this issue, but that’s definitely not something we’ll tackle today.
We had to scrounge for ourselves after the soup. Eat leftover soup. Or some other leftover in the fridge. I had some leftover rice from the Tamagoyaki breakfast day. So I dug around in the fridge, found one last hamburger patty (MIL makes them large). I caramelized some onions, browned and reheated the hamburger, created a brown gravy, then let it simmer. With an egg cracked on top.
I’m really glad I snapped a photograph of it still in the pan. Because the second I attempted to slide this baby into a bowl on top of the rice, it went to hell in a handbasket. The egg slid off, broke, and oozed out all over the rice. That was my intention when I soft-boiled the egg, but I had really wanted one of those food porn-level photographs.
It was FANTASTIC. Very rich and I ended up eating half for lunch and the other half for dinner just due to how much food it ended up being. I ate some cucumber and some raw carrots on the side, but that definitely was not a photogenic meal. Are there any leftovers that you turn into superb meals? I always feel like some of the more interesting meals are made through ingenuity.
Anywho, hope all of you are doing well in the holiday season. Whatever you celebrate. Or don’t. Have a good one and see you tomorrow for another post~!