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Eat out

2019/03/14 04:12:32 網誌分類: 生活
14 Mar
          One of the biggest headaches for people living alone is what to do about their daily meals. Meals are not a big headache for people living alone who have domestic helpers (maids). They are also not a headache for people living alone who like to eat out. I am single, I live alone, I don't like to eat out' and I do not have a domestic helper. I have a part-time local maid who cleans my apartment (flat) and irons my clothes once a week. That's why meals are a big headache for me. The word "headache" used this way does not mean an actual pain in the head. It means a problem or a difficulty.

          To eat out means to eat in a restaurant. I don't like to eat out all the time because it is unhealthy to do that. I only eat out once in a while with friends or when I am invited as a journalist to lunch or dinner. I eat at home most of the time. This is easy for me because I prefer simple meals. For breakfast, I always have a cup of tea with fruit, yogurt, and plain oatmeal. Lunch is always salad with either tinned tuna fish, a boiled egg, or ham sometimes because it is not healthy.

          Dinner is my biggest headache but I have learned to cook several easy meals. The easiest is home-made pizza using pita, a type of Middle Eastern bread which is available in most supermarkets. I put cheese, tomatoes, black olives, mushrooms, olive oil, and oregano (type of herb) on it and bake it for a few minutes in my toaster oven. This home-made pizza pairs (matches) well with either red or white wine. Another easy dish is home-made Chicken a la King. I mix skinless chicken breast, black olives, mushrooms, sliced carrots, green peas, white wine, black pepper, a little salt, and sometimes diced (cut) potatoes, with a can of cream of chicken soup and cook it for about 30 minutes. I sometimes eat it with rice. This pairs well with white wines such as Chardonnay.

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          其中一個最令獨居者頭痛(headaches)的地方,就是該怎樣安排日常的膳食。對於有家傭(domestic helpers)的獨居者來說,每天的膳食並非令人很頭痛的事(headache);喜歡外出用膳(eat out)的獨居者,這也不會令他們很頭痛(headache)。我單身、一個人住、不喜歡出外用膳(eat out),也沒有家傭(domestic helper)。我有一個兼職的本地家務助理,一星期上來一次幫我清潔單位(apartment)和熨衫。因此,日常用餐對我來說真是很頭痛的事(headache)。Headache在這裏不是真的指頭部的疼痛,它是指令人頭痛的問題或困難。

          To eat out是指到餐廳用膳。我不喜歡常常外出用膳(eat out),因為這不甚健康。我只會間中跟朋友到外頭吃飯,又或者以新聞工作者的身份獲邀到午宴或晚宴之時。大部份時間我都是在家用膳。這還算容易,因為我喜歡吃簡單的膳食。我總是喝杯茶,伴着生果、乳酪和純燕麥片做早餐。午餐總是吃沙律,伴的不是罐裝吞拿魚就是烚蛋,又或者是火腿,但也只是偶爾才吃因為它不太健康。

          晚餐是令我最頭痛的(headache),但我已經學會了弄幾樣簡單的膳食。最簡單就是用皮塔餅(pita)弄自家製的薄餅,pita是一種中東薄麵包,在大部份的超市都找得到。我會在上面放芝士、番茄、黑橄欖、蘑菇、橄欖油和牛至(oregano,一種香草),再用多士焗爐焗它數分鐘。這個自家製的薄餅跟紅酒或白酒都很配搭(pairs)。另一個簡單的菜是自家製白汁雞皇,我會將去皮的雞胸、黑橄欖、蘑菇、切片的甘筍、綠豌豆、白酒、黑胡椒、少少鹽混合起來,有時也會加上切粒(diced)薯仔,再用一罐忌廉雞湯煮它大概三十分鐘。我有時會用它來伴着飯吃。這道菜跟莎當妮之類的白酒也很搭(pairs well)呢。

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        Michael Chugani 褚簡寧
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Michael, if you buy only one any of your mentioned items in your this article, I do think police has no excuse to arrest you.  Will you buy ten umbrellas or knives at a time? It would be ok if you can give your explanation.  If I were the head of student union and told you I got ten high power laser pointers to view stars at a time, I think only morons will believe my explanation.  I have been reading your articles for over three years but this is my first time to feel very dissappointed you wrote such nonsense article this time.