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Phew. What a scare. What a total nightmare. I feel like it’s been years since I’ve last blogged. In truth, it’s only been…3 days?! Huh? How can this be? Man…I really need to get a life.
As I stared into the Spinning Circle of Doom (Mac-users will know what I’m talking about), I was in a daze. I didn’t know what to do, and I was freaking bored. I couldn’t blog, nor could I read blogs. So I tried to recall back what I used to do when I had the whole night to myself.
I was never a party girl. Heck, I’ve never even been to a “real” party in the sense of booze and dancing. I’m a horrible, awkward dancer (all limbs and jutting bones), I hate alcochol, and loud music makes my head pound. Naturally, I stay away from parties.
I didn’t feel like preparing for my final exams. I’d already spent 2 hours that day preparing for them, and that is more studying than I’ve ever done in a day.
I briefly considered going out for a stroll, but it was freaking cold outside and I was already freezing in my little no-heat room.
I wondered if there was any good books to read, but my school library only stocks boring, dusty, research tomes.
I wanted to call my parents so we can talk about my favorite subject (ME), but they were in freaking China. Besides, the time difference between LA and the East coast probably meant they would have been deep in sleep anyway. Not that they would care if I woke them up. They’re always ready to talk about me. Always.
Anyway. Back to point: I just didn’t know how to entertain myself without blogging. So I looked across at my roommate, who was chuckling and giggling like a schoolgirl. Hey, she looked like she’s having fun! I snuck a look at what she was doing. She was viewing some Korean drama on the YouTube.
And then I remembered. I used to love watching TV shows and movies. So I signed my soul away to Netflix. And now, I’m hooked.
Freaking bad idea, Sophia. Getting obsessed with TV shows in the middle of freaking exam week?! Way to go.
Well…at least, I’ve re-discovered my appreciation for good screenwriting. For some reason, I’ve never really watched movies or TV shows without constantly wondering about all the writing that takes place behind all the scenes. It’s fascinating how these writers come up with all these interesting plots, realistic characters, and witty dialogues. I love the idea of how they play God…they create characters, they create settings, they determine their actions, speech, thoughts, and fate.
But thank you, God, for not being one of those screenwriters…Wouldn’t you hate for your life to be toyed around like those characters? At least I can trust my life in God’s hands, that He has a genuine purpose and definite plan in it. You can bet He won’t be throwing dramatic twists and turns into your life just out of whim or for entertainment’s sake. ;-)
Anyway. Looks like I’ve got yet another vice to tackle as a college student. What with the TV show-addiction and blogging-addiction, it’s a wonder I can get anything done. Oh, and I still don’t have a life.
I still make good food, though. In fact, sad to say, making creative and delicious meals may be the highlight of my day. At least, when I die, people can say, “She made interesting food.”
Enough rambling. I still have some leftover turkey left (and still edible, don’t worry), so I decided to use them for a totally unexpected dish. Check this out:
Twice-Baked Sweet Potato with Kimchi and Leftover Turkey
- 1 huge-ass sweet potato
- 1/3 cup chopped kimchi
- carved leftover turkey, diced
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup Cabot Cheese Vintage cheddar, shredded
- 1 stalk green onion, chopped
Bake the sweet potato in a 350 degree oven until cooked through, about 30-40 minutes. Slice the top and scoop out the flesh into a bowl.
Meanwhile, stir-fry the kimchi with the turkey:
Once cooked through, toss in the raisins:
Then mix the kimchi-turkey mixture with the sweet potato flesh, cottage cheese, and half of the cheddar cheese:
Scoop it back into the sweet potato shell, top with more cheese and green onions:
Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes more until cheese is melted…
And there you have it! A twist on leftover turkey, a twist on the typical twice-baked potato, a twist on kimchi-usage.
I don’t know why you don’t see this combination more often, but raisins somehow go so perfectly well with kimchi. It’s just that combination of sour-spicy and sweet-tartness that blends amazingly into a symphony of flavors…
I can wax poetics about the flavors, but I’ve got better things to do than compose poems about my lunch.
I feel like I’m gonna be thanking Biz on every post…but thank you, Biz, once again, for the amazing cheese!
You may wonder why I didn’t use any seasonings like salt, garlic, or pepper on this. Well, kimchi itself is seasoning enough. It’s got enough garlic to ward off a vampire. You don’t call us “Kimchi-breath” for nothing.
But here’s a trick: Chocolate works wonders on bad breaths. :-)
But generally, I try to have kimchi on days when I have no social activities. Hm. Maybe this is why I have no life.
Question of the day: Besides blogging, what do you do to keep yourself entertained?