When you live alone, what I mean is it's just you, your stuff, your room and your food, I think there's nothing more worthwhile doing than discovering things and cooking!
This afternoon, I didn't extend time in the office like I usually do. I was hoping to squeeze in paying the electric bill (due today) before the shop's closing time. I thought that maybe I could also do groceries to replenish the stock of meat and fish in my small ref. There were still some raw beef left and I was planning to cook it for my lunch tomorrow. The freezer also needs urgent defrosting so I've got no choice but to cook all the meat.
At around 6pm, I was already home. I talked with Fluffy on the phone for about 30 minutes and then proceeded with my operation linis ref. At 7pm, my rice was cooked and I was almost done with the job. I went to Shopwise in Vito Cruz.
I came in too late for Bayad Center's cut-off time on bill payments. If I had proceeded there straight from the office, I could have caught the 6:30 closing. Ugh! But anyway, I have my grocery plan so going there wasn't a wasted time at all.
I prepared the beefsteak marinade after my meager dinner. (The rice I cooked was just fittingly enough for one serving. How's that? :D) I was about to follow that beefsteak recipe I read from the internet when I remembered about my Pork Chops Oriental recipe post!
I have nothing particular in mind when I bought that Knorr cream of mushroom powder earlier. The beefsteak recipe requires dissolved flour. I realized that it might be better to substitute flour with the CoM powder.
I cooked my beefsteak after marinating it in kalamansi juice, soy sauce, orange juice, water and CoM powder. I just followed the Pork Chops Oriental recipe, substituting pork chops with beefsteak, and pineapple juice with fresh orange juice. I don't like ginger so I didn't use it.
I think I just made the best-tasting beefsteak ever! I love its sweetness, which is probably due to marinating it in orange juice. And the sauce... OMG, I'm dying to cook something like the commercially and fast-food made beefsteak but why did it only happen... now when Fluffy, my appointed fan of my cooking, isn't here?
At least, my packed lunch is ready for tomorrow and I feel good for making something that tastes well... okay.