Thursday, February 26, 2009

Random stuff from January

Posted by Jen Ko at 2:24 AM
Guess who made me breakfast? J did! 
& he did a better job then I did. 

I remember asking him that night, "J.. I want breakfast, can you make me some tomorrow?" and he was grouchy and said, "NO! I'll go by you Mcdonalds." I fell asleep really disappointed but I woke up to him saying, "I made you breakfast." :) I was really happy that day because he's the nicest, sweetest, boyfriend ever. 

My eggs sunnyside up! I actually like over-medium or scrambled now. 
I made breakfast the morning before and I overcooked the bacon. His bacon was much better. 

You see my hair, I did this tutorial : Paper bag curls 
I found her on youtube, and I love all her tutorials.
Obviously, I did horribly and it took me so long to put on and take off. My hair looked so ugly!! I think it takes practice. 

I am a big carnivore, I knoww.. I've told myself to at least TRY to stop eating meat.. but I just can't. I love steak, and I'm a very picky steak eater so every now and then I'll make my own steak at home. It's so good!! 

For those who live around Los Angeles, you can go to How's market and pick up inexpensive PRIME aged steaks. They have specials sometimes where you can get porterhouses for a mere $5.99 lb. The quality and price is much better then Whole Foods. I still want to try Bryan Flannery's though, but I'm still finding a good occasion to order them since the rest of my family doesn't eat beef. 

Anyways, I put the steak out so they can sit in room temperature and I sprinkle the steaks thoroughly with salt. I let it rest for 15-30min. After that I add some freshly ground coarse black pepper and put it on a really hot skillet until it has a good brown crust. I then put it in the oven for 400 degrees for a few minutes. Let it sit for five minutes, covering the steak with foil. Wahlaa

I'm not really sure about the timing because my boyfriend usually does this because I'm deathly scared of oil spraying on my face!! I just instruct him and it always turns out just right. It takes some practice but the ending result delicious, juicy and tender. P.S. I think steaks are much better if it's undercooked instead of overcooked! 
New york strip for the first night. 
Porter house the second night, I wish I took some before and after pics. I'll remember next time! The porterhouse that day was really good, it was so juicy! 
I made red potatoes from Ina Garten's recipe on food network. 

Lawry's creamed corn. This recipe is so so easy to make and it's so freaking good. 

P.P.S. I'm getting hungry.. again.. 

2 comments on "Random stuff from January"

Thrila on February 26, 2009 at 6:27 AM said...

Ah all that food made me so hungry. He probably acted grumpy to surprise you! My bf did that one day, but was a bit too mean and I started crying. He had to spoil the surprise but it was his fault for being so mean!

Jen Ko on March 1, 2009 at 11:45 AM said...

Aww... Some guys can be the biggest assholes but some guys can be so perfect, but you know what they say? love is blind.

lol, I'm such a pessimist.