|Pad Thai, Sweet Corn, Grilled Chicken Wing= Yummy Dinner for about $1 per person|
When people ask us, "What do you miss from the US?" the answer has to do with food. I miss the convenience of it. A trip to the store never took too long, it involved getting into a car and driving though easy traffic, and knowing where everything was located once you got to the store. It also meant that making our favorite recipes used ingredients that are not imported and thus not too expensive. Deciding to make something special for dinner at 3:00 meant it could still be on the table by 6 within a budget.
We decided to make a pot of chili this weekend. It would be our own little Thailand tailgating night. It was even completed by calling my brother and best bud Steph who were tailgating for the Iowa Hawkeye game. After an hour trip to the store via subway and $30+ later I made some pretty good pork chili. I couldn't find any beef. At least we have some left overs.
When people ask us, "What don't you miss from the US?" the answer also has to do with food.We wish making food from home was cheaper, but things cheese are pricey! I don't miss the time spent in the kitchen EVERY day to make yummy food. We are still enjoying the walk down the street, saying hello to our favorite street vendors, and bringing home a delicious meal in less than 20 minutes. We have even found Pad Thai now and that is by far my favorite Thai dish. Or we always have the option of eating out. It's much cheaper than the US and we have haven't even been to all the restaurants within walking distance from our place in the 2 months we've been here. The biggest thing about eating street food, you don't have pots, pans, or bowls to wash. Just plates, silverware, and maybe a bowl. Now what for dinner...