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What I Ate: July 14, 2009

Posted 14 July, 2009 at 11:54pm by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Lunch: I made tuna salad for lunch and ate it with crackers and chips.
Tuna Salad

Dinner: Tina cooked mushrooms with chicken tenders, tomato and eggs, and white rice.
mushrooms with chicken tenders, tomato and eggs, and white rice

2 comments to What I Ate: July 14, 2009

Stephen, July 15th, 2009 at 4:48 am:

  • Why are you calling it chicken tenders? It looks to me like sliced chicken stir fried. Overall, the plate is interesting in that you also have the tomato and egg dish. I've seen a tomato and egg dish growing up but it was usually with fried eggs.

    was this just a potluck kind of thing?

Tina Jiang, July 15th, 2009 at 9:41 am:

  • Stephen,

    Michael was referring to the cut of the chicken meat. Chicken tender is a strip of muscle that runs along the inside of the breast close to the bone. You can buy them in packs separate from regular chicken breasts. I sliced them into small pieces then stir fried with slices of mushroom and broccoli stems. I think chicken breast would have worked better here, since there's a piece of tough tendon running through the chicken tender that needs to be removed and it's kind of a hassle.

    The tomato and egg dish is a side dish that I ate often growing up. I scrambled the egg first then added diced tomato with juice from a can. Normally I use fresh tomatoes but canned works fine when I don't have fresh ones on hand. I add a bit of sugar to balance out the acidity from the tomato. We love the sweet and sour combination of flavors.

    For dinner I usually make a main meat dish accompanied by a veggie side dish. For this meal the main dish featured mushrooms (there was not that much chicken in it), so I made the egg and tomato dish which is a bit more hearty than a regular veggie dish to supplement it. If I had more time I probably would've done a simple soup or veggie as well…