Roasted a crown of pork on Christmas Eve. Helped Mom whip up her fab-tastic paella also on Christmas Eve. Turned some of the leftovers into a pizza on Boxing Day.
And now: I am too plum-tuckered out to cook!
But that isn’t reason to worry of course, thanks to places like Gourmet to Go over at Rustan’s Supermarket and Hot Chicks over at the SM Supermarket. Holiday leftovers notwithstanding, both shops have a wide selection of freshly made, properly cooked dishes to suit the needs of cooks who are too worn-out by Yuletide cooking to produce anything fresh.
The quiches and salads are what make Gourmet to Go quite appealing to me. The one shown above is a cheese, broccoli, and sausage quiche (P 95.00 apiece) which is richly flavored, chunky with fillings, and can satisfy up to two hearty appetites in one go. The tortellini salad is also gorgeous and you get fat pasta shapes filled with a moreish ricotta-based filling mixed with veg in a tangy vinaigrette. The sandwiches are also excellent and you can have them warmed if you feel like noshing on the go.
If one is feeling particularly peckish, there’s also the choice of munching on some seriously fat chips from New York Fries and Dips. Get the large serve (P 80.00 with two dips) and opt for the sweetish Hawaiian curry and brown gravy for your crunchy spuds. It’s so simple and so satisfying that I find it a nice break from all the richness of the Holiday table. 🙂
SybDive will be on hiatus for the next few days; I have so much to do in the way of cooking for New Year’s Eve! But from me and mine, I hope that everyone has a peaceful and prosperous New Year! ;D