Happy Saturday! I had a long day today with gymnastics and an interview (nothing big – google regulation 274 if you want to know more). Anyhoo – giving blood did not work this week as we were a little busy and also had some vehicle difficulties.
This week’s edition of 52 New Things
EAT A SHAWARMA
First off, it is difficult for me to spell shawarma. No idea why – but I’ve spelt it wrong every single time I’ve attempted to type the letters. Shawarma places are all over the Ottawa area – there is a restaurant really close to my work, but I’ve never ordered a shawarma. Shawarma is preparation of meat where the meat is put on a spit and rotated while it cooks. To get a serving of the meat, one shaves it off from the top layer. The meat underneath then continues to cook. I always thought for some weird reason that it was a special smooshed meat that one would buy at a shawarma place. It is not – it is just chicken breast (or whatever meat) layered all together (thank you Drive-ins, Diners and Dives for that knowledge). To serve the meat, you can have it on a plate with vegetables or in a wrap with assorted veggies and sauce (most common way to eat it is with a pita)
Since we got home at 9:00pm Thursday night after the car issue and I had not eaten dinner, P went and picked up a shawarma for me. For whatever reason he picked up a large shawarma – I wasn’t that hungry! I made the mistake of unwrapping the shawarma from its wrapper and diving it. After a few bits I had a mess on my plate, so I ended up eating it with a knife and fork.
It was really tasty – but in all honesty, I didn’t care for the meat. It had really nice flavouring, but the meat seemed a bit dry to me. I’m guessing it might not have been the freshest meat offered that day – but I would have rather had a veggie or falafel wrap. Actually – next time I will be getting a falafel wrap – I love falafel!
So – that is this week’s challenge! Next week I have to read the Great Gatsby – oh jeez….
Have you ever had a shawarma?
What is your take-out food of choice?
What are you doing this weekend?