Happy WIAW everyone!
I can’t believe that I totally forgot about Black Day this year!
What the heck is Black Day, you ask? According to Wikipedia:
Black Day (April 14) is a South Korean informal tradition for single people to get together and eat jajangmyeon (noodles with black bean sauce) [...]. The idea is that those who did not give or receive gifts on Valentine’s Day (February 14) or White Day (March 14) can get together and eat jajangmyeon, white Korean noodles with black bean sauce, to celebrate their singledom.
This year, I was a week late, and even though I’m not single anymore, I celebrated anyway and enjoyed a plate of delicious jajangmyeon for lunch on Saturday.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a recipe for you, as this is a typical ‘wing it’ dish, but you can find a really good jajangmyeon recipe on Maangchi’s site. Feel free to leave out the pork belly and replace the vegetables with what you have in your fridge, just like I did.
Saturday’s dinner was another random salad creation, while the men in the house feasted on a spicy meaty stew. Millet, black lentils, and cherry tomatoes on mixed greens.
On Sunday we had a filling late breakfast, so I wasn’t very hungry when lunch time came around, and just had a some home-made oven fries with ketchup and mayonnaise. A bit boring but very tasty!
Sunday’s dinner was djuvec quinoa, inspired by Mama Pea’s Spanish quinoa. I used ajvar instead of tomato sauce, added some peas and sweet corn, and served it with even more salad and a little bit of avocado on top.
And now please excuse me, today is my husband’s birthday and I plan to pamper him a little.