My mom and I had been so busy last week setting up my new dorm room and kitchenette over here that one night she just said
"Jess... Please let's just get a microwavable meal or something. Something bilis lang."
So of course I said yes! I've always been so curious about frozen meals and the like. So interesting, and quick, and... Accessible.
The gyoza was easy enough! We decided to pan fry, so she'd be free to use the microwave oven for the pizza. I burnt them a little bit though. Otherwise, simple enough. Shot glasses for soy sauce... Hahahaha. She bought them for me!
Unwrapping the pizza.
So my mom reached for my new baking sheet / thin cake pan. Unfortunately we ended up burning half the pizza bottom, as well as torching my baking sheet. This frozen food stuff is not as easy as people make it seem!!! We would've ended up eating faster had we actually cooked hahaha. All's well though.
So the next night, we did it our way. Home made spanakopita! My mom made some for her last dinner party, so knew the general gist of the recipe so I just played along with her.
I'd put up a recipe, but we didn't use one. We bought some filo pastries that we didn't photograph because our hands were really buttery. If you google the recipe / filo pastry, you'll find the sheets need to be brushed with butter. We used a mix of spinach, garlic, onions, Danish feta, ricotta, eggs, S&P and some breadcrumbs.
We made another attempt at using the microwave oven, but... Again, flawed logic in thinking they'd crisp up on a plate. Nope, just got really really hot.
I really have to get back into the swing of blogging. I guess the new environment is putting me a bit out of my flow. My little dining table is also black, making it horrendous for taking photos on. Need to get a white / off-white tablecloth for that. It's such a great feeling to slowly spruce up your own place as you go!