Cycle 12 – Cycle 244
6 (Mon) September 2021
-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
with the Family
Following a bout of internal heebie-jeebies, collywobbles, jumps and jitters in the lead-up, as documented on GMTD (see 12.243 Mul Naeng Myeon), I got my first-dose vaccination today, without any immediate/apparent adverse reactions. I am now told that serious adverse reactions often occur a few days later.
For now, I’ve lived to see another day, another meal.
Croque Monsieur is a French dish. It’s a sandwich comprising sliced ham and cheese between white sandwich bread, topped with grated cheese, then baked or pan-fried.
IZ has recently begun participation in various after-school elective programs, including a cooking class. He is the only boy in the class, and the only student below 4th grade (he’s a 3rd grader) – so proud of my precocious, stereotype-busting son! For his first dish, he brought home a croque monsieur. I popped it in the air-fryer for a few minutes to get everything nice and toasty.
I was reminded of the dish that DJ had made in an after-school cooking class when he was in 1st grade, also French (see 5.102 Potato-Corn Croquettes).
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)