One Country a Day! (and Asian Inspired Hash)

veggiesSo next week we decided that each day we are going to have an assigned country and eat foods from that country for the day. I’m really excited about this but more on that after the hash.

Last Saturday Eric and I were trying to decide what to eat for breakfast and decided to just walk up to the store, grab ingredients, and go with the flow. The whole “go with the flow” thing is a little difficult for me because I am a planner. Period. I love knowing what is coming next and the unknown scares me (for somewhat obvious reasons considering my past). Anyway…I grabbed a bunch of ingredients and headed home to make a (sort of) asian inspired hash. 

I chopped up 8 breakfast sausage links into bite size pieces and cooked them on my griddle. I removed those from the pan and added in one head of broccoli florets, 1 diced onion, a sweet potato cut into bite sized pieces, 1.5 cups of sliced mushrooms,  1 tsp of diced fresh ginger and sautéed them until the onion were translucent. I made a quick sauce out of 1 tbsp of soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp of brown sugar, 1/2 tsp fish sauce, and 1 tsp of sesame oil. After the veggies were cooked up nicely, I added the sauce and sausage back to the pan for a couple minutes and served!

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I was skeptical how the breakfast sausage would pair with the asian sauté but it was actually really tasty and filled us up! I’m sure this could go in many directions subbing ingredients and spices.

On to ‘one country a day’! I am so excited about this. A couple weeks ago I thought it would be really cool to have a week dedicated to other countries cuisine and culture. We found a spinning globe in the geology department for assistance with which countries to choose. We took turns closing our eyes while the other person spun the globe. The person with their eyes closed would reach out and stop the globe and wherever their finger landed that was the country for one of the days! We did this seven times alternating back and forth to find out which countries we would be learning about for that week. And the countries areeeeee…..

  1. Camaroon
  2. Nicaragua
  3. Japan
  4. Portugal
  5. Nepal
  6. Austria
  7. Algeria

These are in no specific order, but this Saturday will be our full country. I am going to try to post each day with the results from the previous day….so this will be interesting. I’m going to do a lot of research on these countries to hopefully make good food and learn a lot about the culture of these countries!

Until next time. Also, here’s my cute puppy, Frank. <3

frank

 

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