Archive for March 14th, 2012

Yesterday was a busy day. Started early in the morning with a Winners Circle meeting. This is where people can get  together, network, listen to speakers, and hopefully get inspired. Okay. I won’t keep you in suspense. Yesterday’s speaker (and teaser photo) was Wally Amos, founder of “Famous Amos” chocolate chip cookies.

After “Famous Amos” Wally Amos gave motivational and inspirational talks. He also got involved with the Read Aloud America organization which believes that reading aloud to children promotes literacy, bonds families, and builds communities of lifetime readers.

So yesterday, Mr. Amos was speaking about how together, everyone achieves more (taken from his “Watermelon Credo” book), which happened to tie in nicely with his commitment to reading aloud to children; “I am more than I am but less than we are.”

Good to get grounded every once in a while.

Oh yeah, breakfast. It was a buffet.

The Mouse's Breakfast Plate

Rice, scrambled eggs, french toast, assorted fruit, and of course bacon. Good food and an inspiring speech, motivation to make the earth move (a little at a time).

After that, stopped in at the Korean supermarket to pick up lunch (you would think I would be full after breakfast, you thought wrong) 🙂 and some groceries for dinner.


It was a light lunch (plus there were vegetables involved: turnips, choi sum, and carrots). According to Wikipedia, gim is the seaweed sheets and bap is rice, the other filling ingredients are varied. Similar to the old school local style Japanese maki sushi, with a Korean style spin to it. Socks came off.

For dinner, picked up turnip greens and king oyster mushrooms.

King Oyster Mushrooms

These puppies are huge, as long as a teaspoon.

Didn’t have pork belly or bacon to cook the turnip greens. SautĂ©ed them in peanut oil and a little rendered pork fat.

Sautéed Turnip Greens

Never cooked these type of mushrooms before, did a braise with soju. I didn’t mean to add as much soju as I did. Maybe my judgement was a bit off due to the taste of sojuI had before (hic hee hee). In any case, the mushrooms turned out great, The Cat approved.

Inebriated King Oyster Mushrooms with Wood Ear Fungus

Finally, The Cat bought stuffed mascots of Wally Amos’ latest cookie venture, Chip & Cookie from Costco a couple of years ago. She brought them to the meeting to meet their creator.

Chip & Cookie

She had originally bought them to give away, but couldn’t part with them. Cute ya?

Enjoy and eat well.

The Mouse

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