Day 106: Stomach ailments of the world unite

April 16, 2007

Waking up at 5.30am to throw up is not so unusual for me these days, but hearing L in the other bathroom being equally ill with some flu-like thing is certainly not commonplace. L called in sick at work today for the second time in six years, and never have I been more grateful that we have two bathrooms in our condo. Fortunately, Baby A isn’t sick at the moment, so she went off to daycare, which made the day considerably easier, and probably much more entertaining for her. L and I spent all day alternating between bathroom visits and trying to sleep off the lurgy. Suffice to say that we weren’t too much looking forward to cooking or eating Honey-Orange-Glazed Ham Steaks with Spicy Black Bean, Zucchini and Corn Salad tonight.

In an attempt to keep this brief, we didn’t particularly enjoy dinner tonight. The honey orange glaze with chili powder, chicken stock, salt and pepper cooked down to be a reasonably tasty topping for the meat. We couldn’t get ham steaks, so we substituted pork chops, and they were pretty tasty. The warm side salad tasted good half way through cooking, when it consisted of red onion, garlic, jalapeño, sweetcorn, black bean, zucchini and chicken stock. At its completion, it also contained parsley, orange zest, lime zest and lime juice. Suddenly the flavours were not so harmonic and there was an uneasy clash of tastes. The parsley was particularly dominant, and just overpowered everything else.

In summary, this is a reasonably easy tasty glaze, but we won’t remake the side salad. Tomorrow, turkey cutlets on BLT mashed potatoes; Turkey Club Super Mashers. I really hope the morning sickness and L’s stomach bug thing subside a bit by then.

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