This is Saturday, May 6, 2017!
A day around Los Angeles—running errands, thrifting, and prepping and grilling Korean BBQ at home.
Before I even opened my eyes, I could feel Tweedy moving and stretching tucked under my legs.
Their morning ritual people-watching
I was going to go on a bike ride but it was looking gloomy outside. Checked the weather and indeed—chance of rain!
Better sneak a walk before it rains.
Puppers in the neighborhood. My eye bags are really out today.
Sometimes it’s a struggle to find grain free treats that don’t have chicken and that aren’t totally out of their doggo comfort zone. Pumpkin is good. Once they had salmon. That was so stinky.
Glenn’s turn for some attention. Wanted to clean out his cage, it needed a spruce.
He’s been shedding his skin for like two months!
We decide to finally try out my new grill that I got for my birthday. I looked up some recipes for marinades for meat so that we could do some simple Korean-style BBQ grilling at home.
I had to manually go through a lot of my old livejournal posts that transferred to this site and name them, label them, and then adjust privacy settings. I didn’t really title or tag anything on my blog until about 2013 so that was a fun journey down memory lane.
My expensive eczema-busting creams
Zeen loudly on the phone while heating up some leftover gyoza soup
Figured I shouldn’t go to the market hungry because then we’d never leave.
I’m a mess.
Bust into my workroom, and my derpy little axolotl doodles are still out on the table.
It’s a low effort day ha.
I wanted to stop by the thrift shop on the way to the korean market, Zeen kind to humor me.
I’m looking for a few dresses and shirts, things with nice feeling material.
Weirdly found two of the same dress, but in different colors
I tried on so much, didn’t walk away with too many winners. But that’s typical.
Just want to live in bags.
Got a few things 🙂
Journey to Korea Town to check out a big Korean market I found online.
So this is Galleria Market, like a Korean version of a Mitsuwa, shops, a food court, and then a big market.
Decided to share some jjajangmyeon (black bean noodles with onions and chicken)
Cleaned it up.
Finally getting the groceries done.
Look at all the bags of pre-peeled garlic. Heaven!!!
Headed out of there around 1:40
Tweedy hears the rustling of the bag and thinks it’s treats.
Sorry to disappoint
A few of the wrinkly items I got from Goodwill earlier, I get everything out to sort to wash and prep for some…eh…stain removal hah.
My baby!!!!!! So I’ve been mildly obsessed with KEEMI and I will say shamelessly that I wanted a grill because of all the foods she makes.
Before I prepare food for later, I want to get the stains out of the two dresses I got from Goodwill.
It looks like both were worn by people wearing foundation who took the dress off and smeared foundation on the neckline. There was so some armpit staining…I’m not a germ-a-phobe so I got to scrubbing the dresses and letting them sit for a bit.
I’ll let them sit for an hour or so, and then wash!
Turn my focus to these goodies.
I made two different marinades, both from Maangchi’s blog. One for the beef with this recipe, and one for the pork with this recipe.
A mixture of onion, pear, ginger, garlic…I’ve never blended onion before!
Okay, beef done! I put it in the fridge to marinate.
I cut so much garlic. So. Much. Garlic. Happy. Me.
Zeen *panics* because he’s in charge of making the mushroom and spinach “pockets”
I took a break to marinate my meats and worked more on the transfer process from the livejournal.
Check on Zeen, she’s still working on those pockets.
He’s got it handled.
I got back to work more and SOMEBODY keeps HARASSING ME with SO many questions about the foil pockets ahah.
Set up the table in the living room.
Then I work on prepping the veggies and stuff.
Zeen is a hardcore Utah Jazz fan *lol* so he insisted on wearing his jersey while we grilled cuz the playoffs were on.
Made some rice
Salt and sesame oil, kimchi, rice paper (which…I’m not sure if I was supposed to boil or cook or steam or do something with? We had it straight from the package, there was no warning indicator hah. Help if you know!) and also made some ssamjang dipping sauce.
*Whew* So much prep work. Treating myself to a beer.
Okay! The table is set! Just waiting for Anders to arrive. When I got back from the store I looked at everything we bought and thought…we need to feed more people. Stat.
My first attempt at homemade Korean-style BBQ. I probably did a few things wrong, so let me know your favorite grilling tips and tricks.
The grill worked!!! So happy.
We had the ribs and pork, I think I liked the pork better. I picked up the wrong shaped/cut ribs at the store, they were too thick I think.
Perilla leaf with the spicy pork, ssamjang, pepper, garlic…mmmmm.
With the leftover rice we attempted a kimchi fried rice with all the pork juice on the grill. It was an okay fried rice. I’ll get better!
Getting dark outside
Hang drying in the hallway
The worst part…cleaning!
Put away some leftovers (we’ll grill the next day) and cleared the table.
Anders brought some beer
Jazz didn’t win that game SORRY ZEEN but ultiamtely they won the playoff round.
Who doesn’t love some Jeopardy
Everybody so full they can only lay horizontal ahaha.
Good out of focus photo
Getting ready for bed
Sufi’s already in bed
My hair was in a bun so now I get big hair, perfect for big dreams.
Early night. Too much BBQ…
Much love friends.