Like I mentioned yesterday, my father was going to my sister’s to help with setting up the garden. When I woke up though, he still hadn’t quite left, which meant I received the usual morning treatment from him. Only when he finally left around nine or so in the morning that I truly had the house to myself.
And my first order of business was… preparing lunch for myself. While there were leftovers from the previous night, I wanted to try something, so I defrosted some pork cuts, bathed them in a mixture of herbs and spices (which I seem to be the only one in the house to use regularly), before finally giving them a good coat of potato starch. After that, I threw them into the pot filled with a good layer of oil, and presto, pseudo tonkatsu. All this while I was heating up water for the thermos too.
It turned out quite well. The pork cooked perfectly, and the spice mixture I used just fit what I wanted. With that done, I ate my lunch, after which I cleaned up after myself. I then took a bath, after which I took the time to patch up the hole my cellphone holder had developed
Then I spent my day flitting between reading, Kantai Collection, and World of Tanks. The latter of which I’ve been having a third straight day’s worth of terrible games on. My stats on it have plummeted .6 points now. Ugh. So many bad players during events…
My cousin arrived mid-afternoon with a friend in tow, but only stayed for a bit to eat (in the process finishing off the last of the deep-fried cutlets I made) before heading off to Baclaran for what I assume was gift shopping. The around five-thirty or so, before they were off again, this time to my sister’s place, with all the stuff my sister needed in tow.
Tatay arrived less than fifteen minutes later. I asked him if he ran into my cousin, but apparently their paths didn’t cross.
Prepared a simple dinner for ourselves, mostly rice and something I threw together from the canned goods mom sent (vegetable medley, tomato paste, and spices and herbs as usual). Tatay had a full plate to himself this time around, but it made sense, since he likely used a lot of energy helping at my sister’s house.