Semi homemade curry and Michael Phelps

Semi homemade curry and Michael Phelps

ohai, u r my hero. At least that’s what it sounded like in my head when I read about how Michael Phelps eats 8,000 to 10,000 calories a day! I would love to be able to eat that much everyday, it sounds like a dream. Of course he swims five or six hours a day probably. But just think of how AMAZING this food blog would be if I could eat 10,000 calories a day! Oh man, that thought still has me giddy. I also get giddy about having tasty food that is easy to make at home. The idea is that if it’s easy to make, then I can make a lot, if there’s a lot, I CAN EAT A LOT! nom nom nom. Japanese curry in a box is about the easiest thing to make ever and you can make a huge pot to last three or four days.

The best part about this Japanese curry in a box thing is that you can make a huge pot that lasts for days. The other good part is that it only takes chopping work since you do not have to season anything. Basically, this is the Japanese version of semi-homemade. If Sandra Lee morphed into a rotund Chinese dude with bad grammar, then that would be me. Oh, well I would also have to dye my hair blonde and get a boob job or something. Good news is that I’ve had bleached hair before and I’m starting to develope br… wait a minute, no. I am trying to run three times a week to counteract that. And back to the food…

The directions on the back of the box tell you how to make the curry. Basically you add onions, potatoes, meat of your choice, and water. Super simple really, and you can add other stuff like carrots as well if you want. You put all this in a huge pot and let it simmer for short time and voila. Dinner. And lunch. And breakfast.

By the way, Japanese curry tastes nothing like Indian or thai curries. It’s just two completely different animals. I think it tastes sweeter and it always has this brown-ish yellow color. I would not go as far as to call it an acquired taste, but like-ability mileage may vary.

And if you’re keeping score at home, I really have eaten this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner this week. And no, even when I eat it three times a day, it does not equal 10,000 calories. That is just a ridiculous number to hit. As for Michael Phelps, I looked up calorie information for Peking Duck since those athletes are all in Beijing now. At nearly 1500 calories per duck, that dude could eat SIX ducks all by himself everyday. How awesome would that be? Maybe like one duck for breakfast, three for lunch, and two for dinner. Hmmm.. maybe next time I will make duck curry instead…

Are there any good semi-homemade things you like to do at home?

Posted by Danny on August 14, 2008 at 3:57 pm

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