We stumbled upon a small storefront today, the Pacific Pie Company. Housed in an old warehouse, we decided to take a gamble and walked into the restaurant. As the name suggests, the entire menu is pies, pot pies, australian meat pies and pasties make up most of the menu, while classics like key lime and chocolate peanut butter are the dessert menu.
The beef and stout meat pie I had was stunning, as were the others. I would have liked to make some sort of meat pie tonight, but that will have to wait. This weekend was Organicology, an organic produce conference, so Dad is having a business dinner, and Mom asked that I make something that wouldn't require another set of hands.
I opted for fried rice, which Mom makes occasionally, choosing it for it's simplicity, and use of two-week old leftover ham. It took only a few minutes prepare garlic, ginger, carrots, red bell peppers, onions and the leftover ham. As the vegetables and rice fried together, I scrambled an egg. When that was ready, I added it, the ham and some soy sauce. Dinner was ready.
As far as I'm concerned, dinner turned out quite well. The flavors were calm together, nothing clashing, and the ham bites were explosions of flavor. The greatest part, we've got leftovers for breakfast tomorrow.